Hammel Good, Rox Bad. ?&%! and Bad Word Your Now in Third!


Diamondbacks Vs. Rockies

Finally the clouds went away and the sun came out for this game. I think it was the 1st game in about 4 or 5 it was not Cloudy or raining.

Game 3 against the d’backs in this series.

Today they finally had batting practice before the game. I got the 1st ball of BP off Ty Wiggington that bounced of the grass and I grabbed. The Ball was one of the most intresting I had ever cayght it had the name stamp from the bat on it from Jose Lopez.  Thought that was realy cool. Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez stretching  during pre game warm ups.  Carlos Gonzalez ready to Run.

Jason Hammel and Chris Iannetta Heading in from the bullpen for the start of the game.

After warm ups I Headed up to my seat in the Rockpile.

With “D” The Rockpile Ranter.

  Jason Hammel Throwing first pitch to Ryan Roberts. Roberts would then strike out for the 1st out of the game. Hammel would end up striking out 5 in the game.

The Diamondbacks would go down in order in the 1st. In the rockies half of the 1st seth Smith and Cargo would both single with out much of a result. In the 2nd inning the Diamondbacks would get their first base runner a walk to Miguel Montero. Hammel would also strike out 2 in the inning. The Rockies would throw the first punch in this pitching battle starting with Seth Smith lead off double then would advance to 3rd on a wild pitch. Smith would then score on a Todd Helton sac fly. for the first run of the game. The Rockies would hold the lead til the 6th inning. Ryan Roberts would lead off with a single then Kelly Johnson would double. Roberts would then score on a Justin Upton ground out to short. Johnson then scored on a Chris Youngs single Hammel got out of the inning by striking out Montero.  Seth Smith rounding 1st and heading for 2nd in the 4th inning that would result in the Rockies 1 and only run.

 Smith Crossing the plate after Heltons sac fly to left. Smith is now leading the Rockies in Batting avrage with a .312 and Helto is right behind him hitting .306.

 Chris Iannetta hitting back to the Pitcher Ian Kennedy in the 5th inning.

In the 5th inning the Rockies were threatining to score Cargo came up with bases loaded, After Smith was hit by a pitch. Gonzalez then grounded out to the shortstopJ.D. Drew.

At the end of the 6th the Rockies promotion staff throw out T-Shirts today they sent a crew to the Rockpile. Usually they shoot the shirts from the field.

 Matt Reynolds leaves the game after starting the 8th and Matt Belise heads in from the bullpen.

 D’backs centerfielder Chris Young steals a HR away from Ty Wiggington in the 8th inning.

 Jason Giambi would then come in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs he would also flyout to young to end the game. The Rockies would lose 2-1 and Drop to 3rd place in the NL West. After starting the season strong the Rockies have realy been struggling in the months of may realy having trouble with the bats, But the starting  pitching has been realy been keeping them in games. Hopefully the hits will start rolling in and the pitching will only get better. The Rockies will be facing the Diamondbacks for the 4th and final game of this series tonight at Coors.

Well see You there!

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