National League Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, August 27th
(All times Eastern)
San Francisco Giants (58-73) at Colorado Rockies (62-71), 8:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38)
Colorado - Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50)
(Sports Network) - Rookie right-hander Chad Bettis gets a sixth chance at a
first major league victory on Tuesday night when the Colorado Rockies host the
San Francisco Giants in the middle game of a three-game series at Coors Field.
A 24-year-old from Texas, Bettis debuted with the Rockies on Aug. 1 and
allowed five runs in six innings of an 11-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
No-decisions against the New York Mets and Pittsburgh followed, before he was
roughed up for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings against Baltimore while taking an
8-4 loss on Aug. 17.
His most recent outing, at Philadelphia on Aug. 22, saw him surrender just a
run on six hits in 5 1/3 innings of a game the Rockies ultimately lost, 5-4.
Colorado has been outscored in his five starts, 29-15, losing four.
Giants journeyman right-hander Yusmeiro Petit makes his first start of the
season and the 38th of his career across parts of six seasons.
The Venezuelan was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take the spot of injured
starter Matt Cain after posting a 4.52 earned run average in 15 starts in the
He threw 5 2/3 innings of relief in his lone big-league appearance of 2013,
allowing two runs on six hits in the Giants' 9-3 loss to Cincinnati on July
In four career meetings with the Rockies, Petit is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in 18
On Monday, Todd Helton hit a two-run home run and Juan Nicasio pitched six
shutout innings as the Rockies took a 6-1 win.
Nicasio (8-6) gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out nine for
the Rockies, who have won three of their last four.
Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer and drove in two while Nolan Arenado added
three hits and two runs scored in the win.
Barry Zito (4-10) continued to struggle as he remained winless over his past
16 appearances. He pitched four innings and was touched for five runs on nine
hits to drop his second straight start for the Giants, who were coming off a
split of a four-game series with Pittsburgh.
The Giants won seven of the first 13 games with the Rockies in 2013, though
Colorado took two of three when they let met, from June 28-30, at Coors Field.
08/27 10:37:21 ET
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