15 in the sun, a day game marathon!

9-19-2013

Cardinals vs. Rockies

My 66th game at Coors this season 76th with road trip 79th with the Springs.

This was a day game so no BP. Did get to the stadium early for some graphs got a few Cardinals on a photo I have of Busch stadium. I ended up with 8 autographs on the photo. I did make some progress before the game I got Colin McHugh on my team 16×20 leaving only Roy Oswalt that I need on it. I now have 51 players and coaches autographs on it. There was no batting practice today.

So this game was a marathon and I have a lot of photos from this game.

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Todd Helton was the first out on the field, as the Rockies took the field.

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Roy Oswalt was the starting pitcher for Rockies after walking Matt Carpenter. Jon Jay flew out to center field and Matt Holliday did also. With Carlos Beltran batting Oswalt threw over to Todd Helton at first who fake the throw back to Oswalt and tagged Carpenter it was a great play and funny to watch especial that it was done to another first baseman!

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A closer view of Oswalt pitching in the first.

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Matt Holiday making contact during his first inning at bat.

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Michael Wacha was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals. After Charlie Blackmon hit a single, Wacha struck out the next three batters to end the 1st. inning.

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Charlie Blackmon getting ready to dive back to first.

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Corey Dickerson take a pitch high for a ball. He was one of the batters that struck out in the first. Amazingly enough that the home plate umpire got it right.

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Yorvit Torrealba was behind the plate for this game.

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Here is Yadier Molina questioning a strike call during his 2nd inning at bat.

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Tony Cruz would end the inning with a pop out to Todd Helton.

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Todd Helton would lead off the 2nd inning with a double his 589th of his career and 18th of the season.

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Yorvit Torrealba questions a strike call by the home plate umpire. See a trend here this guy did not have a consistent strike zone and a pitch that was a strike one time was a ball another. This did happen a lot throughout the game.

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Todd Helton scored on a Torrealba single. to put the Rockies on the board 1-0.

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Helton high fives Jonny Herrera after he scored. Charlie Culberson would also score to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.

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3 runs to tie the game in the inning.

Carlos Beltran hit a single that scored Jon Jay. (4-1) Rockies

Molina hit a single to score Holliday (4-2) Rockies

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Tony Cruz hit a double to Score David Freese. (4-3) Rockies

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Matt Holiday would hit a single to tie the game in the 5th inning scoring Jon Jay from second, which he stole after getting on base with  single.

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Matt Holliday fist bumps first base coach Chris Maloney.

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Taking a lead at first.

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Charlie Blackmon hits a double in the 8th inning.

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Corey Dickerson hits a triple scoring Blackmon and tying the game at 5.

After the Cardinals scored a 6th run in the ninth…..

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…Todd Helton hit a solo home run to tie the game at 6.

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Yorvit Torrealba give him a big hug after crossing the plate.

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Jonny Herrera hit a double with 2 outs in the 9th. Ryan Wheeler grounded out to the pitcher Edward Mujica to end the inning and we headed for some free Baseball.

Bothe teams went down in order in the 10th. Matt Belisle pitched the 10th for the Rockies and Edward Mujica continued to pitch for the Cardinals in the inning.

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Todd was going for the fences in the in the 11th with a few hard swings that almost took his helmet off. This was the second swing that this happened to his helmet.

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Charlie Culberson hit a single in the inning.

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After a very questionable out in the 12th Walt Weiss came out to argue a call. Jonny Herrera hit the ball and then kicked it the ump said it was in play and Jonny argues that it was in foul territory.

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D.J LeMahieu hit a lead off single in the bottom of the 13th inning. Tulo was walked in the inning and they were both left on base.

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The first out of the inning was a bunt attempt by Corey Dickerson which he popped out to Daniel Descalso.

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The Cardinals once again did not score in the 15th D.J. LeMahieu would once again get on base by hitting a single and Corey Dickerson who should have swung in the 13th and popped out on a bunt. Got to swing this time and he made it count!

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D.J. LeMahieu makes the turn at third and heading to home.

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As he started his slide into home the ball went passed Yadier Molina.

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The tag with ball rolling away.

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He over slide home and Fernando Salas picks up the ball.

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He dove back…..

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…and was safe and the Rockies won 7-6.

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The Dugout emptied quickly!!!

Corey Dickerson ended up on third base for a walk off triple. His first walk off of his MLB career I am sure that it will not be his last. I have seen him also walk of in Ashville in 2011. He seems to handle the presser situation well and has been hitting timely and well since his call up.

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The team celebrates in the infield and the swarm Corey.

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Jordan Pacheco got knocked over as Carey escapes from the crowd.

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He than high-five Tulo

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and the crowd caught up with him!

It was great to see such an exciting game and they made it worth staying  for the 15 inning!! It was nice to see some very good pitching from the bullpen in these late innings to keep them in the game and that they were able to put together a few good offensive innings to get back in this game. It was a great day at Coors had a lot of fun this game. With this win the Rockies and Cardinals split the 4 game series.

The Rockies used 10 pitchers in this game Oswalt pitched 4 and 2/3rd. The Bullpen combined for 10 and 1/3rd innings. The Cardinals Wacha also only pitched to the 5th and they used 10 pitches. The Rockies used 14 different players at the plate and the Cardinals used 15. Another notable thing was Charlie Blackmon going 4 for 8 this game. LeMahieu, Culberson and Herrera all went 3 for 7. The Rockies had 21 hits on their 7 runs.

So that is it for this one.

I was also at Coors for the weekend series against the Diamonbacks and will be at the final 2 home games of the season against the Boston Red Sox.

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