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Red Raiders in the MLB: Bettis is back; Neslony’s offense is red-hot

Here are your Red Raiders in the MLB updates this week:

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Bettis – Colorado Rockies

After more than a month of not playing due to a “hot spot” on his right-middle finger, Bettis came back this week on August 7 against the Pirates. Unfortunately, Bettis was credited with the loss, his first since April 29 against the Marlins. Bettis started the game and gave up nine earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. He also walked two a struck out three. His ERA went from 5.10 to 5.67 after this game.

A few days later on August 12, Bettis started against a good Dodgers team. In 6.1 innings pitched, he only gave up one earned run on three hits. He walked four and struck out three. He lowered his ERA to 5.42. Bettis’ record is now 5-2 on the year.

Kelby Tomlinson – San Francisco Giants

Tomlinson hasn’t played with the Giants since last week when he appeared in a game against the Diamondbacks. He was reassigned to the Sacramento River Cats minor league team on August 4. Tomlinson is hitting well with the River Cats, bringing his batting average up from .277 to .298 in just five games. He also played shortstop in those five games helping turn four double plays.

Daniel Coulombe – Oakland Athletics

Coulombe is still playing with the Nashville Sounds minor league team. He has appeared in two games since last week. On August 7, he pitched one inning, putting zeros across the board and getting two strikeouts. On August 10, he pitched one inning, again giving up no earned runs or hits and striking out a batter. He brought his ERA down from 3.26 to 2.95 in just these two games.

Josh Tomlin – Cleveland Indians

Remains on the 10-day disabled list.

A.J. Ramos – New York Mets

Remains on the 60-day disabled list.

Nathan Karns – Kansas City Royals

Remains on the 60-day disabled list.

Tyler Neslony – Mississippi Braves (Atlanta Braves)

Neslony has been swinging the bat well lately with the Mississippi Braves. On August 9, he went 3-6 during the game against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, getting a double, a home run and four RBIs. On the year, he has a .253 batting average, four home runs and 46 RBIs.

Congratulations to these former Red Raiders!!!

Shoutout to both Eric Gutierrez and Dalton Brown on getting their degrees and graduating from Texas Tech this past week. Way to represent the university and always remember to Strive for Honor!