Chad Bettis continued the stretch of dominance from Rockies starting pitchers and dropped his own ERA to 2.05 in a 2-0 Rockies win. For most of the game, the only offense came courtesy of a solo home run from Nolan Arenado, his eighth of the season, in the top of the first. The Rockies also added a run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single from pinch hitter David Dahl. Bettis and the Rockies bullpen shut out the Mets, making the two runs stand up and securing a series win and a winning record on their current nine-game road trip. The win also moved them to four games over .500 overall at 19-15.
Rockies Ace Chad Bettis™
Perhaps the best story from the first six weeks of the Rockies season has been the performance of Chad Bettis, which he continued on Saturday. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out two. Bettis now has a 1.35 ERA in his first five road starts this season, and a 2.05 mark overall.
Better Call Dahl
Rockies outfielder David Dahl did not start either of the first two games in New York, but came through when his team needed him in the ninth inning. After the Mets intentionally walked Carlos Gonzalez to load the bases with two outs, Bud Black sent Dahl to the plate to hit in the place of Pat Valaika. The move paid off as Dahl singled to left, scoring Chris Iannetta to give the Rockies an insurance run.
The Rockies will look to extend their winning streak to five and sweep the Mets tomorrow at Citi Field. Kyle Freeland will take the mound, facing Noah Syndergaard. First pitch is at 11:10 a.m. Mountain time.