I finally caught my first one.

4-16-2012

San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies

My 5th game of the year @ Coors.

Like always the day started off in the pavilions for Batting Practice. After the 4th games of the season I have not got one a BP ball. So the Rockies were taking their BP and I would not get my first BP ball of the year. The Padres came up and after the first ball went out I noticed there was a different logo on the ball. So I went over to the person who had got it and It had a Dodger Stadium  50th Anniversary ball. The Padres came from playing LA over the weekend. After a few go rounds and groups I finally got my opportunity to catch my first ball of the year. I get it, look down and it is a Dodger stadium ball. The ball was clean and logo and stamping was in great condition. Not bad for the first snag of the year.

 

Here’s a photo from BP.

Then I notice this familiar guy in left field.

Look it’s Huston Street.

On my way around the stadium a friend had a baseball and asked if I could get it autographed. So I headed down to the wall and the first player out was Todd Helton so he started walking over to the wall. I had the ball autographed and brought it back to them. So when I was handed the ball I asked who were they looking for and the answer was a new guy or someone good, So I got one of the best.

Jeremy Guthrie was the starting pitcher for the Rockies here he is with Ramon Hernandez heading from the bullpen.

Here is Guthrie pitching the first pitch to the Padres Cameron Maybin. Maybin struck out for the first out of the game. Will Venable Than got a double of Guthrie and would score on a Chase Headley double. Headley would score two batters later on a Nick Hundley Double. Yes that was 3 doubles in the first inning for 2 runs.

The Rockies had a not so succesful. 1st.and the Padres scored a third run in the 2nd again because of Andy Parrino’s lead off double and process of moving over from outs to score.

The Rockies would come up in the 2nd. and Helton lead off with a strike out. Michael Cuddyer than hit a double of his own. He would score 2 batters later on a Tyler Colvin single.

 

 Cuddyer stepping on second.

 After sitting down the Padres in order in the 3rd. and the Rocks not having a productive inning the Padres came up in the 4th. Yonder Alonso lead off with a single and then Jason Barlett kept the doubles coming with on to score Alonso. (4-1) Padres. For those keeping track that was the 5th. double the Padres have hit.

Bob Apodaca heads out to the mound in the 4th. inning. The Padres would score a total of 2 runs in the 4th. (5-1) Padres. The Rockies continued not to get things together offensively. The Padres scored an additional run in the 6th.

Then another sleepless night of having bad dreams about having a toothache ache and being chased by dental products.

Still kinda creepy!

 Marco Scutaro tuning a double play in the 8th inning.

 To Helton at first.

and the call by Joe West…..

 yurrr out!! Sit down Jason Barlett. Even when your team is down by five runs it is nice to see a well executed double play.

Helton making a play in the 9th inning he tossed to Chatwood who covered first for the first out of the inning.

After another Padres run in the 9th. and a quick 3 outs for the Rox in the 9th the game was over with a 7-1 loss for the Rockies. The Padres hit a total of 7 doubles. Guthrie pitched 7. Matt Reynolds pitched well in the 8th. Chatwood pitched the 9th.

Two more for the Rox against the Padres.

Well see ya at Coors.

Tonight Jamie Moyer goes again to try to be the oldest starting pitcher to get a win in Major League Baseball.

 

 

If I can get a ticket from one of my usher friends. Oh wait I pay for my tickets!

 

 

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