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Weiss says injury didn't affect Betancourt in loss

Weiss says injury didn't affect Betancourt in loss

SAN FRANCSICO -- After missing several days with a right groin issue, Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt suffered his first blown save Saturday by walking 10th-inning leadoff man Brandon Crawford, then giving up an inside-the-park homer to Angel Pagan in a 6-5 loss to the Giants. But manager Walt Weiss said he didn't think the injury affected his closer.

"I didn't see anything," Weiss said. "Raffy said he felt fine, so he was going to be there in a save situation. I've seen the replay, and it looked like a breaking ball that stayed up a little bit. But Raffy has been really, really good, but nobody's perfect in this league. Up until now, he's been about as close to perfect as he can be.


"I thought he was throwing the ball well, his velocity was about what it normally is. It was just one of those days where he gave up a walk and a hit."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.