WhoooHooo Fireworks!!!!

7-4-2014

Dodgers vs. Rockies

 

This game I missed the first few batters of the game because I was on field holding the big flag that was on the field for the National Anthem. Unfortunately I could not find photos of it. So because of that I missed the first few batters. The first batter I saw was the second Dodgers batter of the game Yasiel Puig who hit a home run with Dee Gordon on first base.

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Then Hanley Ramirez hit a double.

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 Jair Jurrens started for the Rockies. He was recently picked up from the Reds organization he was once with the Braves and has not pitched in the bigs this year.

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With Ramirez on second Andre Either hit a triple to score the Dodgers 3rd run of the game (inning). After the 3 runs in the first he settled down a little and had a 1,2,3 second inning.

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Clayton Kershaw started for the dodgers and well treated the Rockies like his bitch! The Rockies did not get a hit till the 3rd inning and that was a single by D.J. LeMahieu in the 3rd. The Rockies did do better against him then the last game the faced him, they got 2 hits instead of being no hit. He hasn’t just been abusing the Rockies in his last 4 starts, he has been knocking everyone around. He has not given up a run in 30+ innings I think it was 35 innings.

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Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch from Jurrens in the 5th inning which was a horrible inning for Jurrens and the Rockies. The Dodgers scored 5 runs on 6 hits, Jurrens walked 1 in the inning and was pretty much hung out to dry. Most of the runs did come with 2 outs. Jurrens was taken out after Kershaw single to give the Dodgers a 8-0 lead.

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Jair Jurrens being removed from the game in the 5th inning.

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Chad Bettis came into finish the inning and after giving up a hit got the third out to end the inning. The Dodgers sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning. Ramirez was removed after the inning.

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I could have just posted this photo from the 6th inning and tell most of the story of the game just look at the line score on the big screen while Kershaw pitches!

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After 8 inning pitched by Kershaw, Don Mattingly replaced him with Jamie Wright. After Walking Blackmon he struck out Josh Rutledge and then Arenado hit into a double play to stop the misery! I mean end the game. Now if it was not a fireworks night I think this is a game I may have left early. It is just painful to watch this team play.

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Then it was time to watch what everyone was really there to see and that was the fireworks!

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Now the Rockies won the Saturday July 5th game that I did not attend because I had to go to work. It actually worked out well because I did noy have a ticket for the game which is extremely rare for me. But since I was not sure when my road trip was I did not buy tix for some July games.

So about my road trip I will be leaving Denver on July 12th and once again heading east this year the first game I am attending is the Triple A all-Star game in Durham, N.C. before hitting up some of my North Carolina favorites Greensboro Grasshoppers and may even get the last stadium I have not been too in N.C. that is the Carolina Mudcats stadium. I will also be checking out the New Charlotte Nights Stadium That I have been following the process of being built. I was there 2 years ago when they broke ground and put in home plate and saw the stadium being built last year. After North Carolina I will be heading to Cleveland where I will be checking out Progressive Field and then Heading to a Lake City Captains game before heading to Detroit to see the Rockies for 2 games there. I will then head to Indy to catch my yearly game in Indianapolis and am also thinking of checking out Ft. Wayne Tincaps game and possibly the Dayton Dragons as well. So it should be a adventure once again and getting to see a bunch of new stadiums for me and also visit many of my favorites. I will hve a better schedule of when and where I will be later in this home stand.

Well till then see you at Coors I should be there all week till I leave for my trip.

Morales pitches well and this season is going to Hell!

7-3-2014

L.A. Dodgers vs. Rockies

After taking last home stand off from blogging figured it was time to jump back in this series! I was at all 6 games of that train wreck that was the Brewers and Cardinals series, but did not take too many photos and just did not feel like posting for the games. The first game was against the Brewers and it was one of the most boring high scoring games I have ever seen the Rockies lost 13-10 the rest of the series wasn’t much better. The Rockies got swept by the by the Brewers losing the 2nd game 9-4 and got a little better in the 3rd only losing by 1 run 6-5. The Cardinals shut out the Rockies in the first game of that series 8-0, the Rockies took the second game 10-5 and lost the 3rd 9-6. In the 3rd game we saw the debut of Yohan Flande who did not pitch to bad but the bullpen as in many of these game let the game really get away.

Now that I feel caught up onto this game against the Dodgers….

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Franklin Morales was back in the starting rotation after a few weeks working from the bullpen.

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he started the game well by getting Dee Gordon to ground out and struck out Yaisel Puig. He did walk Hanley Ramirez and then struck out Adrian Gonzalez.

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Zack Greinke started for the Dodgers and Struck out Charlie Blackmon to start the game and Drew Stubbs got a single. With Stubbs on base Justin Morneau struck out and troy Tulowitzki grounded out to end the inning.

The Dodgers got on the board first with a run in the 3rd inning a Adrian Gonzalez single scored Dee Gordon and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. They scored their second run in the 4th after Juan Uribe hit a 1 out single and advanced to third on a wild pitch, he scored on a A.J. Ellis sac fly to center.

The Rockies got a run back in the 5th with a mini 2 out rally. D.J. LeMahieu started with a double, which was followed by Josh Rutledge pinch hit double to score LeMahieu. With the score still 2 -1 in the 8th the Rockies tied the game, Charlie Blackmon started the inning with a single and scored with 1 out on a Justin Morneau triple. That run tied the game at 2.

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With one out and Morneau on third the Rockies struggled to get the 3rd run in first Tulo popped out to short left that was to shallow to give Morneau and opportunity to score. IMG_8864Tulo watching his pop up high in the air! He is just so clutch!

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Greinke then intentionally walked Corey Dickerson. That Brought up Nolan Arenado (This was his first game back from D.L.) who struck out to end the inning and a very good opportunity for the Rockies.

Franklin Morales pitched 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 2 runs he struck out 4 and walked 2 batters. He pitched well and kept the Rockies in the game. Tommy Kahnle pitched the next 2 and only gave up 1 hit.

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The game still tied at 2 in the 9th LaTroy Hawkins pitched for the Rockies he made 1 mistake and that was walking Matt Kemp to lead off the inning and that would result in the 3rd Dodgers run 2 batters later on a Uribe single. That was the final score as well and the Rockies lost this one. I was impressed that Franklin kept the Rockies in the game unfortunately it seems like if we get a pretty good start from a starter the team has trouble with run support. There was a big opportunity in the 8th and they failed to get a runner in with the middle of the line up that is just not a great formula to win games when you can’t get production out of some of the best hitters in the game.

After the game there were fireworks, I decided to head to the front of the stadium and take a few photos since I have taken photos in varies places inside the stadium and out I decided to go to the corner of 20th and Blake.

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So that was it for this one. The Dodgers got the best of the Rockies in this 3-2 win. The Dodgers are in first place in the National league west and the Rockies are 12 games back and only 1/2 a game out of last place behind the Diamondbacks. Yes the Padres are now in front of them in the standings.

I think it is time to clean house 2007 was a freak and 7 seasons ago Dan O’Dowd is no longer a genius and is not the smartest man in baseball. Time to make changes!

That is it for this one see you at Coors I will be there most of the weekend and I will also be leaving for my 2014 road Trip at the end of this 10 game home stand. More info to follow on the Road Trip it will be a good one.

Tomko get’s KO’ed and Parker gets the call!

6-16-2014

Salt Lake City Bee’s vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox

4th game of series, My 4th game in the Springs this season and second of this series.

As far as total amounts of goes this year I lost count about 3 weeks ago!

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When I got into the stadium Christian Fredrich who pitched Friday’s game I was at was doing his bull-pen session.

So as the players came out and warmed up I got a few autographs, I got Kyle Parker to sign a PCL ball and also got Delta Cleary Jr. on a ball. He was just called up to the Sky Sox on Saturday from Tulsa. I also got 3 others including Ben Paulson and Angelys Nina in my spring training program.

IMG_7501 Brett Tomko was the starting pitcher for the Sky Sox today and pitched terrible. There is just no other way to explain it He walked the first Bee’s batter he face and than gave up a single to the second Ex-Rocky Tommy Field. After striking out the next 2 batters things looked like they where coming together. That did not happen and He walked Brennan Boesch and then Luis Jimenez single that scored the Bee’s first run.

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IMG_7566Luis Jimenez  hitting his single that scored the Bee’s first run.

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Paul Janish made an attempt at the ball and missed it to give Jimenez the single.

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After the run scored, Manager Glenallen hill came out and took Tomko out of the game. He pitched 37 pitches in 2/3rds of an inning, he is responsible for 3 runs on 2 hits, walked 2 and well he did strike out 2 batters.

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Greg Burke came in to pitch the rest of the inning for the Sky Sox and 2 of the 3 runs scored on a ball hit to Tim Smalling at first who made an error that scored the 2 runs. Jimenez was then thrown out at home trying for the 4th run to end the first inning.

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Now if you noticed earlier I put a photo of Kyle Parker up playing first and then Smalling made the error. It was because during the pitching change Glenallen Hill removed Kyle Parker from the game because he got called up to join the Rockies in L.A. It was interesting to see him come up to bat on T.V. in L.A. when I saw him start a game in the Springs at 12:30.P.M. That night he struck out during his first MLB at bat. The Above photo is Greg Burke trying to get Zach Borenstein out at first after the Smalling error.

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Justin Thomas started for the Bee’s he also started the inning with a walk to the first batter he faced Rafael Ynoa.

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Ynoa tossing the bat and heading to first.

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With 2 runners on Angelys Nina hit a scoring the Sky Sox first run of the game. (3-1 Bee’s)

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Jackson William then hit a to score Drew Garcia and Nina to tie the game at 3. Both teams would go down in order in the 2nd.

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The Sky Sox would score again in the 3rd. The first run of the inning was on a second Williams single and the 2nd on this bunt by Delta Cleary Jr. that was fielded by the Bee’s pitcher.

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Which he flipped with his glove high to the first baseman Grant Green for a bunt RBI single. Ben Paulsen score the Sky sox 5t run and gave them a 2 run lead.

Burke did give up a run to the Bee’s in the 4th inning a solo lead off home run to Brennan Boesch. (5-4 Sox)

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Wilton Lopez came into pitch for the Sky Sox in the 6th inning. Grant Green would hit a double and then score on a double by Efren Navarro. That run tied the game at 5.

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The bee’s score a second run in the 6th, a Borenstein single that scored on a Luis Martinez single to give the Bee’s a 7-5 lead. Borenstein was tagged out at home for the 3rd out of the inning. IMG_7787In the bottom of the 6th the bee’s brought in relief pitcher Jeremy Berg who was a side arm pitcher which is always crazy to watch I could not imagine trying to hit off the motion of these guys. Berg pitched the rest of the 6th inning and the whole 7th inning. He struck out 3 batters in his 1 1/3rd inning.

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Ynoa gets tagged  on a Nina hit to Tommy field at short for the second out at 3rd.

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Well that answers that Question Scooby-doo where are you?! He was at Security Service field for this game!  He also announced the batters during an inning.

The Bee’s scored a 7th run in the 8th inning to extend there lead to 7-5.

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Jackson Williams takes a swing in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and a runner on…

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That was caught by the Bee’s right fielder Efren Navarro for the final out of the game and the final was 7-5 Bee’s. That is it for this game from the Springs.

The Rockies return home this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers and next week against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Se you at Coors!

I am also planning my 2014 road Trip which should be interesting!

Check back for where I will be going!

 

Friedrich stung by the Bee’s

6-13-2014

Salt Lake City Bees vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox

The Bee’s are a triple A affiliate of the Angels.

This was the first game of the series.

My 3rd game at the springs this year.

 

 

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Christian Fredrich was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. Christian has been  having a rough season on the mound tonight was no different. It did start out very well he struck out the first 2 batters he faced in the 1st and got the 3rd out on a ground ball.

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Jarret Grube started for the Bee’s He also sat the 1st 3 batters he faced down in order.

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John Hester in the 3rd inning hit into a double play to get Luis Jimenez out at second and himself out at first.

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Turning the double play!

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Evan Frey attempts a bunt base hit in the 3rd inning, but was thrown out at first.

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He wasn’t out by much the ball just beat him to the first baseman Efran Navarro.

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Rafael Ynoa Taking a swing during his 3rd inning at bat. seems like all the good photos in this post were outs! But since the 2 pitches did not allow many hits till the 4th inning most were early in the game.

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Kyle Parker gets a single during his 4th inning at bat to get the Sky Sox on the board. Drew Garcia who lead off the 4th with a single and stole second during Jason Pridies at bat. 1-0 Sky Sox

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The Sky Sox really got things going in the 5th inning. Ynoa hit a single that score the Sky sox second run of the game. Scoring Evan Frey from third. The Sky Sox scored 5 runs in the 5th 2 more from some small ball and 2 from a Ben Paulson home run.

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The bee’s stung Christian Friedrich in the 6th after loading the base with 1 out. Efran Navarro hit a grand slam home run to cut into the Sky Sox 6 run lead to 6-4.

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Navarro high fives the 3 batters that were on base for his home run.

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After facing 4 more batters and giving up 4 more hits including doubles by Brennan Boesch and Luis Jimenez each scoring runs Christian was removed from the game. He gave up 7 runs in this inning on 7 hits just in this inning. For the game he gave up 7 runs on 11 hits striking out Striking out 3 and walked 1 which was also in the 6th inning.

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He was replaced by Wilton Lopez. He got both batters he faced out in the 6th and pitched into the 7th. He pitched really well in the 7th got the first batter in the inning to pop out and then struck out the next 2 for a 1,2,3 inning.

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Tommy Fields (yes, former Rocky) started the 8th inning with a triple and he would score on a Boesch single to give the Bee’s a 8-6 lead.

That would be the final score as well and after a good start Friedrich would continue with is not so good year. That is it for this one from Security Service Field.

I have another one from the final game of this series to come.

After the game like the do every Friday night they had fireworks!

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Rockies stop the chop and Laird gets popped!

6-12-2014

Braves vs. Rockies

Game 4 of series

 

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Jhoulys Chacin started this day game for the Rockies. Chacin was in his old form for this game he was getting ahead in counts early against the Braves batters and his stuff was really working he retired the Braves in order including a strike out to B.J. Upton.

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Here is D.J. LeMahieu getting the first out of the inning Jason Heyward.

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Ervin Santana started for the Braves and Charlie Blackmon did what he does best and that is lead off with an extra base hit.

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Charlie just being Nazty as he makes the big turn around first and heading to second!

The Rockies bats were not able to get him home for a run as Santana had a good inning after giving up the double. He got the next 3 batters out in order including striking out both Josh Rutledge and Wilin Rosario.

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Corey Dickerson tried to stretch a double into a triple and did not miss it by much to lead off the 2nd inning, he was out at third and the Rockies would go down in order again and it looked like the offensive slump would return. The Bats came alive in the 3rd as D.J. LeMahieu started the inning with a walk not exactly a bat coming alive but a base runner. He was caught stealing and Jhoulys Chacin got on base with a single and Blackmon came up with a Chacin on and even better then hitting doubles and that is hitting home runs and that put the Rockies on the board with a 2-0 lead. Blackmon has 10 double this season and 12 homers.

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Drew Stubbs takes a swing in the 4th inning that resulted in the third out of the inning.

The Rockies did get a 3rd run in the 6th inning a solo home run by Justin Morneau. The Rockies had a 3-0 lead.

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Corey Dickerson slides into home for the Rockies first of 5 runs in the 7th inning.

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 Jordan Walden came in with 1 out in the 7th to replace Ervin Santana. Santana went 6 1/3rd. giving up 6 runs on 7 hits. striking out 8 but giving up 2 homers and walking 2.

Chacin went a full 7 and gave up only 2 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2. Great to see him pitch so well, it has been a while.

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Justin Morneau stands on first after a 2 run single. Those runs gave the Rockies a 6 run lead.

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Wilin Rosario watches a pitch go by during his 7th inning at bat he was the 9th batter for the Rockies in the inning. In total they scored 5 runs and took a 8-0 lead.

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Adam Ottavino pitched the 8th inning for the Rockies And gave up 3 runs to the Braves 2 on a home run to B.J. Upton.

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Tulo tosses gum out to the crowd between innings.

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After taking a foul tip off the mask during Corey Dickerson at bat Braves catcher Gerald Laird got hit by Dickerson’s swing.

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The next pitch Braves relief pitcher David Carpenter hit Dickerson with a pitch and this is where the game became crazy. After Dickerson had words with Carpenter…

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Walt came out and pretty much had words with everyone! Yelling at Carpenter and the Umpire.

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He was then tossed from the game. Carpenter was immediately thrown out after Dickerson was hit.

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Arguments continued all over the place and the Rockies bench got warned to stay in the dugout.

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Walt Continued to argue.

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Walt Leaving the field. This was the most fired up I have ever seen Walt it was nice to see.

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That Renee Lachman gave the ump an ear full. That must have been an interesting conversation!

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Anthony Varvaro replaced Carpenter and the Rockies picked up another 2 runs in the inning.

This was only half of the ejections for the inning. After the Braves came up to the plate and Nick Masset came into pitch…

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He hit Evan Gattis who was the 3rd Braves batter in the inning with 2 outs.

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Nick Masset and Bench Coach Tommy Runnels were then ejected for a total of 3 Rockies being thrown out and a total of 4 players and coaches.

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Masset standing on the mound after hitting Gattis.

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Matt Belisle came into pitch the last out for the Rockies.

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Lach pulled Terry Pendelton over to the side after the game. Just could imagine what was said.

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The Rockies won this game 10-3.

This seems to be a result of a lot of frustration over the past few weeks. Dickerson being hit was also the second Rockies batter to be hit in as many days. Josh Rutledge was hit in the head on Wednesday. The Braves thought Dickerson hit Laird on purpose, now Dickerson is a very good player and is very talented with the bat, but for him to be able to foul tip a ball and intentionally hit catcher would take an incredible amount of talent and skill. This was one of the craziest game I have seen in a long time. It was nice to see a little fire in Walt and hopefully this win is the boost this team needs to get things together. As I am writing this the Rockies have won 2 game in the 9th inning against the Giants in San Francisco. This is the first series win there in over 4 years and are going for the sweep later this afternoon. The Rockies are now 2 games under .500 with a 33-35 record and are 9.5 games behind the giants and are 3rd place in the National League West.

So that is it for this one I have another post coming from Fridays night game in the Springs.

Matzek limits the Braves to 2 in his MLB debut.

6-1-2014

Braves vs. Rockies

Game 3 of series.

This game saw the debut of the third Rockies starting pitcher in the last 5 games. Tonight it was Tyler Matzek’s turn to take the mound for the first time.

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Here he is walking in from the bull-pen.

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He started out getting the Braves Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton to ground out on 3 pitches a piece.  He fought back after pitching 3 balls to Freddie Freeman who would then strike out after a 10 pitch at bat to end the inning.

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Julio Teheran started for the Braves.

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After striking out Charlie Blackmon, Josh Rutledge hit a single and here he is diving back to first on one of many throws over to first by Teheran.

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Rutledge went from 1st to 3rd on a Justin Morneau single. He would score on a Drew Stubbs double to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

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Morneau scored on a Drew Stubbs double to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.

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Stubbs would score on a Corey Dickerson triple to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.

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The Rockies would score the 4th run of the game on a sac fly by Stubbs to Heyward in right field to score Tulo from third.

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In the 5th inning Troy Tulowitzki would a single and make a big turn to get caught in a run down while he was being chased by the Braves infield..

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Josh Rutledge would score, after running from 1st to third on the hit and then scored.

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The Rockies took a 5-0 lead.

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Tyler Matzek pitched very well till the 8th inning. After the Braves scored their first run Walt Weiss took Matzek out of the game and he brought in Franklin Morales. Matzek gave up only 2 runs on 5 hits walking no batters and struck out 7 of the Braves batters. The Braves did not get a hit off him till the 5th inning, when Justin Upton hit a single. He pitched very well. I must say I was concerned when they said he was starting, because the innings I have seen him pitch in spring training were not so good and he has not been doing that well in the Springs. Tonight he took away any concerns I had about his pitching and I hope he continues to do well with the Rockies. In the 8th the Braves did score 2 runs and the Rockies still had a 8-2 lead.

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Franklin Morales pitching in the 8th inning.

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LaTroy Hawkins came into pitch the 9th for the Rockies. After giving up a hit to Freddie Freeman he got the next 3 batters out and that was the game. The Rockies got this win in a very good start by Matzek and the Rockies have seemed to find there bats for this one scoring 8 runs on 13 hits.

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LaTroy  Hawkins get Tyler with the Water Bucket!

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The Braves are still up 2-1 in the series and there is a 4th game remaining in this series.

That’s it for this one see you at Coors!

Nicasio gets scalped by Braves!

6-10-2014

Braves vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series.

 

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This game was a train wreck from the start. The Braves immediately started getting hits and scoring runs off of Juan Nicasio with a total of 7 hits and 7 runs in the 1st inning. The hits started with a double by Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton to start the game and the last one of the inning was a grand slam home run by Andrelton Simmons.

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Evan Gattis, Chris Johnson, and Tommy La Stella running home after Simmons home run.

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The 4 of them after Simmons crosses the plate.

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Mike Minor started for the Braves he did not start that great either but he was not as bad as Nicasio. He would give up 3 runs in the first after Brandon Barnes started the game with a single and Dickerson walked. Troy Tulowitzki was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Wilin Rosario hit a single scoring Barnes to get the Rockies on the board.(7-1) Braves

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Justin Morneau hit a sac-fly to center field that scored Dickerson from 3rd. for the second run for the Rockies. IMG_6452Dickerson crossing home-plate 7-2 Braves. The third run would come by a passed ball by Braves catcher Evan Gattis to score Tulo from third.

The Braves continued to add to their lead in the 3rd and the Rockies tried to chip away at the lead by scoring 2 additional runs in the 3rd. (8-5) Braves.

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After giving up 2 solo home runs in the 4th inning Walt Weiss headed out and took Nicasio out of the game. The home runs were hit by Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis. those runs would be the Braves 9th and 10th of the game.

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The Rockies did score 1 run in the 4th a solo home run by Wilin Rosario to give the Rockies their 6 run and they were still down by 4. !0-6 Braves.

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Chad Bettis came into replace Kahnle in the 6th and showed why he keeps getting sent to the Springs. He gave up 3 runs on 4 hits, facing 8 Braves batters. to give the Braves another 5 run lead, 13-8.

The Rockies did once again to get close to the Braves score scoring 1 in the 7th and 8th for a 13-10 score.

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The Braves brought in their closer Cole Kimbrel in the 9th to close out the game and he succeeded and the 13-10 score was the final. ( there you go E2theMNFnB)

In total the Rockies used 7 pitches Martin pitched the 7th, Belilse pitched the 8th and Nick Masset and Rex Brothers pitched in the 9th.

So the losing continues as the team has been derailing almost on a nightly bases. Oddly enough we still keep watching just to see who are the causality and who survives the carnage that this season has become.

That is it for this one.

See you at Coors!

Christian Bergman takes loss in MLB debut.

6-9-2014

Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

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This game saw another MLB debut for a Rockies pitcher this game it was Christian Bergman’s turn. He pitched a very good first inning striking out 2 of the 4 batters he faced. The only base runner was Jason Heyward who reached based on a Troy Tulowitzki error at short. Bergman pitched 3 no hit innings and the Braves started getting hits in the 4th inning the first by B.J. Upton and the Second by Freddie Freeman both scored in the inning Upton on a Evan Gattis grounder and Freeman when Chris Johnson hit a single. That would give the Braves a 2-0 lead. He pitched well in the 5th inning which he got out of throwing only 10 pitches. The Braves swinging at the 1st or 2nd  pitch helped keep the pitch count low and the 5 he threw to B.J. Upton was half the pitches for the inning. Bergman pitched a complete 6 innings striking out 4, He allowed only 5 hits and 2 runs and he walked 2.

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Christian Bergman  warming up in the bullpen before his start.

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Throwing his first pitch, a ball to Jason Heyward.

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He also got his first MLB hit in his 3rd inning at bat.

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In the 7th inning Corey Dickerson hit a lead off solo home run to give the Rockies their first run of the game and cut the Braves lead by 1. The Score was 2-1. The Rockies threatened slightly in the inning with 2 outs after D.J. LeMahieu walked and Brandon Barnes hit a double. Barnes came into pinch hit for the pinch hitter Ryan Wheeler in the pitchers spot after the Braves changed pitchers after Wheeler was announced. Luis Avilan Came into replace Gavin Floyd who started for the Braves.

Rex Brother pitched the 7th for the Rockies, he pitched well in the inning striking out 3 of the 4 Braves batters he faced. The only base runner he allowed was a walk to Heyward.

The Braves scored a 3rd run in the 8th with a little small ball off of Adam Ottavino. Ottavino walked Justin Upton who scored on a Chris Johnson single.

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Mike McKenry hits a ball to center in the 9th inning for the second out of the 9th inning for the Rockies.

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 Craig Kimbrel who came in to close the game for the Braves came in a little close to Charlie Culberson during his 9th inning at bat. Culberson would eventfully walk.

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Wilin Rosario could not catch up to this Kimbrel fast ball to strike out and end the game.

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The Rockies would lose this one  3-1.

They are now 29-34 and it seems that the season is quickly getting away from them. They also had more bad news on Monday when Michael Cuddyer is out with a broken shoulder and Carlos Gonzalez was going to have exploratory surgery on his finger.

So that is it for this 1 and now onto the next one!

See You at Coors!

Rain, Rain go away and come back another….No,No just go away!

6-8-2014

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 3

Today was a autograph Sunday and they had to do it on the concourse which always adds to the craziness. The signers for todays game was Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Martin, Corey Dickerson and Eddie Butler. I got on Eddie Butlers line because I needed him on my team project and got him. I then got on Corey Dickerson’s line because I have a photo of him that I took in Ashville in 2011 after he hit a walk-off to win a game against the Greenville Drive.

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Jorge De La Rosa Started for the Rockies. This start was not a very good start for him he started the game by walking Chone Figgins and Hanley Ramirez. With the 2 runners on Adrian Gonzalez struck out and things looked like they were picking up for him till Matt Kemp came to the plate. Kemp hit a 2 run triple to left-field.  That gave the Dodgers a 2 to 0 lead. Jorge struck out the next 2 batters Scott Van Slyke and Jamie Romak. 7 of the first 9 outs were strike outs for him and it seemed like he was getting the strike outs but was going very deep into counts with batters. in the first inning he went 6 or more photos with everyone but Kemp.

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Hanley Ramirez batting in the 1st inning.

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Matt Kemp before hitting his 2 run triple.

Because of the rain the photos were kind of limited.

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Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher for the dodgers and he pretty much owned the Rockies striking out the side in the 1st inning, by only throwing 13 pitch’s.

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Troy Tulowitzki argues the called strike 3 to end the first inning. Seems to be a very familiar photo lately. I feel like I am taking it a lot.

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Clayton Kershaw going into his wind up while pitching in the 2d inning. He did continue to strike out all 3 batters in the 2nd inning as well but the Rockies did get 2 hits off him in the inning, singles hit by  Wilin Rosario and D.J. LeMahieu.

The Rockies got within 1 run of the Dodgers in the 4th inning on another familiar thing by Tulo and that was a lead off solo home run in the 4th inning. The Rain continued to fall and Jorge’s pitch count continued to rise!

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Jorge was removed from the game in the 6th inning with 1 out and 2 men on. In the inning after getting the first out Hanley Ramirez hit a home run that is now being tracked by NORAD. It was hit towards the concourse and I think they said it was 472 feet and after the bounce ended up in Blackhawk! this still has not been confirmed but I think it hit someone sitting at a Penny slot machine.

Matt Belilse continued the imploding ways of the bullpen after he aloud 2 singles that scored 3 runs. 3 of those runs were charged to Jorge and he was responsible for 5 of the 6 runs. Jorge did strike out a total of 8 batters and walked 4.

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The game then went into a a 1:35 minute rain delay and then was called because of the field conditions. This game probably should have been put into a delay earlier and that may have saved the field and may have saved the Rockies from giving up the 4 runs in the 6th inning. The rain did let up but when they pulled the tarp the field was a mess and the game was called.

So that is it by this run and rain saturated game. The Rockies are back at it for the next for game against the Atlanta Braves.

See you at Coors!

 

Chacin returns to form and Barnes gets the bucket!

6-7-2014

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series.

 

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Jhoulys Chacin made quick work out of the dodgers in the first inning getting the Lead off batter Dee Gordon to line out to Justin Morneau and struck out Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig. Every that he struck out 2 and only faced 3 batters he threw 16 pitches to get out of the first inning.

IMG_5861Zach Greinke also faced 3 batters in the first inning. He was a little bit more successful in the pitch count department getting all 3 batters out on only 4 pitches.

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The Rockies scored in the second inning on this Mike McKenry single to score Troy Tulowitzki who lead the inning off with a single.

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Troy Tulowitzki scoring the Rockies run in the 1t inning.

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The inning ended on a ball hit by Ryan Wheeler to Dee Gordon who tossed it to Ramirez at short and turned it to first for a double play to end the inning.

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The Rockies scored 2 in the 5th inning. The Above picture McKenry is on third and Wheeler on first.

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A Josh Rutledge single scored McKenry and Wheeler scored on a Charlie Blackmon single to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.

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Ryan Wheeler dives into third after the Rutledge single.

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He then got caught between third and home on a Jhoulys Chacin single that advanced Rutledge to third and Chacin ended up on second. Rutledge would score on a Charlie Blackmon single for the 3rd run of the game for the Rockies.

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Ryan Wheeler fouled of a ball in his 6th inning at bat. looking at the photo it looks like he foul tipped it off his stomach. I don’t remember see him reach to it hit him during the game and did not realize it hit him till looking threw the photos.

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After Chacin walked Matt Kemp in the 7th to lead off the inning and gave up 2 singles to Andre Either and Justin Turner He was removed from the game. Kemp scored on the Turner single. Nick Masset came into pitch and Gave up a home run to Tim Federowicz to tie the game he remained in the game for 4 more batter and was removed after walking Ramirez and Puig. Rex Brother got Adrian Gonzalez to ground out to end the 9 batter 4 run inning for the Dodgers.

Chacin ended up pitching 6 innings giving up 3 run on 6 hits. Walking 3 and striking out 4.

Rex Brothers pitched into the 8th and Adam Ottavino came in and pitched into the 9th and was replaced by franklin Morales.

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Hanley Ramirez argues a strike 3 call in the 9th inning.

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Morales pitching in the 9th he came in to the game after Ottavino walked Puig.

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The game went into the 10th inning and with 1 out Justin Morneau hit a single to right field and with 2 outs Brandon Barnes hit to the gap in right center.

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Here he is running to second.

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Morneau scores as the dugout starts to clear.

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The players caught up with Barnes in the infield and the celebration began.

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This brought up a question who will dump the water over Barnes, since he was the person to get the last 2 players to hit the walk off hit. Charlie Culberson and Justin Morneau.

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After watching LaTroy Hawkins run in from the bullpen and seeing the on field photographers turn to the dugout we knew it was coming and it was Latroy that would be the fill for Barnes.

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Then he got him. That is it for this one the Rockies won 5-4 and split the series. There is one more game in this series and Sunday game.

That’s it for this one see you at Coors!

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