Rockies starter Chad Bettis loses his no-hitter in the eighth inning

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Update (9:02 PM EST): Bettis struck out Maikel Franco to begin the eighth inning, but lost his no-hitter to Cody Asche, who hit a weak ground ball through the left side of infield as the Rockies deployed a shift to the right side.

Rockies starter Chad Bettis has no-hit the Phillies through seven innings in Friday night’s start. He had a perfect game through six, but lost it on a Ben Revere line drive which was deflected by Bettis and was unable to be corralled by shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki was charged with an error by the official scorer.

Bettis, 26, is making his fourth start of the season. In 88 2/3 career major league innings, he has a 6.29 ERA with a 58/36 K/BB ratio.

We’ll keep you updated as Bettis attempts to maintain his no-hitter over the final two innings.

Coincidentally, today is the five-year anniversary of Roy Halladay’s perfect game against the Florida Marlins. The Phillies were also no-hit by Josh Beckett and the Dodgers just over a year ago.

Andrew McCutchen ‘ready to go’ whenever season begins

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Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen would have opened the regular season on the injured list if it had started on time. Now, with the start of the season pushed back at least a few months due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the veteran five-time All-Star says he will be “ready to go” whenever the season begins, he told NBC Sports Philadelphia.

McCutchen, 33, tore his ACL in early June, ending his 2019 campaign. To that point, he had been quite productive for the Phillies, batting .256/.378/.457 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 262 plate appearances. If and when the 2020 season does begin, he will likely reprise his role as the leadoff hitter, this time under new manager Joe Girardi.

2020 marks the second year of McCutchen’s three-year, $50 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in December 2018. The Phillies also hold a $15 million club option for the 2022 season with a $3 million buyout.