Rafael Betancourt is pitching really well for the Colorado Rockies so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at 9:58 am

37-year old righty reliever Rafael Betancourt came into this season with only 27 career saves in his first 9 years in the majors. But, when the Rockies dealt Huston Street to the Padres over the winter, they turned the closer’s job over to Betancourt. Betancourt has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-1 with 9 saves, a 2.37 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. He has only given up 13 hits and 5 walks in his first 19 innings while whiffing 20 batters so far this year as he has been impressive in his new role. The Rockies hope that Betancourt keeps up the good work.

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