Iannetta is the man!

5-9-2011

NY Mets Vs. Colorado Rockies

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This game I got to the stadium even earlier than normal. Gary X and I showed up about 1 O’Clock to see if we would be able to get some autographs out by the players parking lot no Rockies stopped. The only autograph I was able to get was former rockies relief pitch Taylor Bucholtz. NY Met Jose Reyes took a taxi to the field and was dropped off at the gate but did not head over
to sign.

 After about an hour and a half there we headed up to get our tickets neither of us had tix for this game previously. Then we headed to gate E to head into the stadium. When the gates opened we headed for the outfield to try to snag some BP balls. It was kind of a slow batting practice not to much was hit out I had a shot at one of the Rockies that I think went threw my glove or tipped of the top. Then I got a bouncer off the track during the Mets BP. Within about a minute of getting that ball I noticed Mookie Wilson signing autographs by centerfield so I headed over and had him sign the ball it was realy cool meeting him since I grew up a Mets Fan during the mid 1980’s. You may remember Mookie Wilson was the player who hit the slow roller to Bill Buckner in  Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. After BP I changed up alittle bit and headed to the Mets side of the field to see if I can get some autos since the Rockies haven’t signed much before games this season. Only a Mets coached signed but I did not get his autograph. Geoff also headed over to the Mets side to try to get a ball signed that he caught last season. The ball was hit by David Wright and it was his 143rd career HR. Neither of us got any autographs.

 

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                         Mets Catcher Josh Thole heading to the Bullpen.

 

 
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                               The hosers from the opposite side of the field.

 

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                  Rockies Jhoulys Chacin long tossing in the outfield before the game.

 

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Mets Centerfielder Jason Pridie, 1st baseman Ike Davis and Shortstop Jose Reyes during warm ups.

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                       Jose Reyes taking some swings during warm ups.

 

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                       A look at the Rockies during the National Anthem

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                                      Another look across the field

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Looks like the Mets have pinkies also. Having the Rookie member carry a pink backpack to the bullpen. The Rockies have them also do this usually with a Dora the Explora backpack.

 

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Tonight my seats where at the top row of the pavillions but I stopped and chatted with Judy and Anna who had seats in section in the 2nd row of 152. This is a photo of the Rockies heading to the field.

 
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Chacin throwing to Jose Reyes in the first inning, Reyes tried to bunt on this pitch but unsuccesfully. He ended up grounding out to Chacin. in the 1st the Mets went down 1,2,3. The Rockies 1st looked promising, Dex leadoff with a walk. Followed by a Herrera single then Cargo’s batting woah’s countinued when he struck out. The Deuce did hit a single then Helto hit into a double play. The Mets sent 5 batters up in the 2nd resulting in no runs and Chacin iwho did not have his best performance walk 2 in the inning. Both teams went down in order in the 3rd.

 

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                 Jose Reyes grounds out to Jonny Herrera in the 3rd inning.

 

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               Cargo makes a catch in the 4th inning of a David Wright hit to left center.

 

The game was very uneventful for most of the game the first run wasn’t scored until the 5th inning.  Chris Iannetta lead off the 5th with a double. Ian Stewart stuck out Chacin growneded out to short. With 2 outs Dex hit a single scoring the Iman from 2nd. Herrera the ended the inning with a hit to the Mets 2nd baseman Daniel Murphy that got Dex out at 2nd.

 

The Mets would responed with a run of their own 6th. When Carlos Beltran lead off with a walk and later scored after a very sloppy inning by the Rox Chacin walked 2 in the inning andIan Stewart had a throwing error to first which pulled Helton off the bag. Chacin managed to get out of the inning that could of been alot worse. That run tied the game at 1 of piece.

 

Then after a Seth Smith ground out to 2nd Chris Ianneta stepped to the plate with the swing he has when he is trying to accomplish something. The Mets have seen this swing before when he hit a walk off against them last year at Coors. Well this year it wouldn’t be a walk off HR but a game winning HR in the 7th. Making the game 2-1 Rox and that was all that was uneeded for the night. The Mets went down in order in the 8th and 9th.

Chacin ended up pitching 6 and the bullpen back him up well for the last 3. Reynolds and Belise got threw the 7th well and Bettancourt was on his game in the 8th. 

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                             Jason Pridie catches a Ian Stewart fly to center in the 7th.

 

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Taylor Buchholz heading to the mound for his first appearance since leaving the Rockies late last season.

 

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                Taylor Buchholz pitching to Dexter Fowler in the 8th inning.

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                                       Heading to the mound in the 9th inning

 

 

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                The Deuce making the final out of the game hit by Daniel Murphy. Diving after the graound ball then got up to throw it to Helton for the final out of the game and the Rockies won 2-1.

 

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        The Rockies running to the field to celabrate their win. Love the Iman fist pump.

 

 
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           Once again the Rockies Fans celabrate at the Root sports post game desk. Gary X and I got to toss out the T-Shirts for Helmer again i was late so Gary threw out most of them but left one for me to toss out.

 

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This guy definatly has the best hair of the game. Tottally forgot his name but see himm at a lot of games.

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                                      Tom Helmer firing up the crowd.

 

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                           Banner Jack was out celabrating the win this night also. It was cool to learn he is also from NY when I watched the replay of the game later that night.

After the game Gary X and I headed out to the players exit and Ian Stewart stopped to sign a few for the fans out there. It was cool of him to stop glad to see him back and would love to start hitting like the 2009 Ian Stewart. As i write this he is hitting .064 for the season and has already been down to  Triple AAA, where he was totally Rocking in his games with them.

 

Well thats it for this one. Check back for Mets game 2 and possible the rain postponed game 3 if I can get out of work!!! Also maybe the lost may 1st post will magicly appear. sometime soon some great photos in that one with a special guest photographer who will that be? bTill then See you at Coors.

 

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