Diamondbacks Return to Chase for Final Home Stand

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Wednesday: Chad Bettis (8-5) vs. Chase Anderson (6-6)

Sep 23, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Chase Anderson (57) works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

For Chad Bettis, 2015 has been a turnaround year as far as his major league career is concerned.

In his rookie year of 2013, Bettis went 1-3 in 16 games, eight of which he started. In just 44 2/3 innings, Bettis posted a 5.64 ERA.

That’s a forgivable performance for a young kid just barely starting out, but things did not improve at all last year. In fact, Bettis took about 10 giant steps backwards.

Appearing in 21 games, Bettis racked up a 9.12 ERA and found himself with an 0-2 record at the end of it all. He didn’t start for the Rockies last year and never found his groove in the bullpen.

But third time’s a charm and that’s exactly what happened.

So far, he’s 8-5 and started in all 19 games he’s appeared in this season. Although his season’s ERA remains a little hight at 4.38, he’s thrown the most big league innings in a single season of his career (109), so that has to count for something.

He’s faced the D-backs once this season. His start ended in a no decision after six innings of work in which he gave up four runs on 11 hits.

Chase Anderson, meanwhile, is still looking for his first win of September.

He faced the Rockies to begin the month and left with a no decision after 5 innings of work. The Rockies managed three runs on eight hits against him then and Arizona wound up dropping that game 9-4.

On the season, Anderson is 0-2 in four games against the Rockies.