Brewers shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt played right into his scouting report Thursday, committing a pair of throwing errors in the Brewers’ 9-8 loss to the Rockies. The second of his miscues led to an unearned run that loomed large considering the final score.
In the third inning, Betancourt had plenty of time to throw over to retire Rockies pitcher Esmil Rogers but fired high. In the sixth inning, he came in for a soft grounder by pinch-hitter Matt Pagnozzi and, instead of setting to throw, whipped an off-balance toss wide of first base.
“He just didn’t plant his feet and throw,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “Hey, I may think it’s done a certain way, but you see guys all the time that do that. It’s not like nobody else does it. Everybody wants to throw on the run now.”