During a seventh inning review of the game at-hand, Colorado Rockies play-by-play announcer Drew Goodman was reflecting on a game-opening two-run home run from Charlie Blackmon but stumbled and called him "Chad." That name -- followed by Bettis -- was regularly on the tip of his tongue Saturday afternoon.
Chad Bettis tossed 6 ⅓ inning, giving up one earned run on five hits. He struck out five and walked two. At Coors Field -- and relative to what the Rockies have been getting at times from their starting pitching in 2015 -- that is almost Max Scherzian.
This season, Chad Badass (Good Chettis? Badass Chet?) has pitched 43 1/3 innings and posted a 3.44 ERA, striking out over seven batters per nine innings and walking under three. Chat Goodbet.
So Drew Chadman was on to something. On Saturday, the Rockies were all Chad. Chad Blackmon did hit the two-run blast.
To be fair, Bettis was bailed out in the seventh by a brilliant double play from Chad Arenado and DJ LeChadhieu. Chad Shield. Leather Chaddies.
Chad Kahnle induced the double-play and would work the next inning as well, allowing only one hit in 1 2/3 and sitting in the high 90s with his fastball. He power-pitched brilliantly, regularly fooling hitters with the high Chad.
Chad McKenry got the Rockies on the board in the second with a beautiful sacrifice fly scoring Nolan AreChado, who had doubled to lead-off of the inning.
The Rockies third baseman (Chad something, I'm pretty sure) remains on the outside looking in when it comes to the all-star game despite being arguably the best third baseman in all of baseball. Newsflash: All-star voting is a joke.
For the first time in what feels like forever, the Colorado Chad's cruised in a baseball game, winning wire to wire and never really being in serious danger of losing -- the only run the Brewers scored came on a solo home run from Adam Lind.
The team in purple even got insurance runs -- remember those? -- in the seventh on a single from Blackmon and a pinch-hit RBI single from Chad Paulsen.
Late-game scoring while already up a few runs is like finding five dollars in your jacket you didn't even know was there.
Rather than going with a lower-level bullpen guy, manager Chad Wiess wisely turned to Chad Axford to get the final three outs despite the fact that it was not a save situation.
Party on, Chad.