Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis is all smiles during his return to the mound Monday night against the Altanta Braves - Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
Sometimes we get a storybook ending.
Monday night, LoDo magic was back at Coors Field in a big, big way as Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis authored a brilliant return from battling and beating testicular cancer. Bettis threw seven shutout innings in the Rockies' 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Bettis dominated, allowing just six hits while striking out two. He did not walk a batter.
Colorado finally broke through with three runs in the eighth inning off of former Rockie Rex Brothers. Gerardo Parra had an RBI single and Carlos Gonzalez followed with a two-run single.
The game marked Bettis' first start since his diagnosis last November. Prior to Monday, his last Major League outing was September 30, 2016.
The Rockies and Braves continue their four-game series Tuesday night. Pregame coverage begins at 6:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Bettis spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel after the win.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.