Colorado Rockies Vs. Texas Rangers
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas
This is my 34th MLB game of the year. 38th including the Minors. 2nd on road trip.
My 9th MLB stadium. Including the 2 old NY Stadiums and Cominsky Park.
The stadium from down the block on Nolan Ryan Expressway.
A closer look.
Alex White stopped by on his way out to the field and signed for us also. After throwing he came back oer and gave Amy a ball.
After hanging out by the wall I did a loop to check out the stadium. This is one of the places in centerfield called Ryans Express. There is a bunch of places out there to get food and beverages. There is also a few photos to sit at and watch the game on a large screen or with direct view of the field.
A look from the inside of the home plate entrance which is the entrance where we first entered the stadium.
Here is a look at the retired numbers and players for the Rangers Nolan Ryan, Johnny Oates and Jackie Robinson. I also found it interesting that Some guys named Albert-son, Dr. Pepper and Jose Cuervo was also retired in Arlington stadium!!!! Ok maybe not but found it funny that they had these sponsors in the same section as the retire numbers.
While I was walking around Rafael Betancourt signed on the third base line.
Chris Nelson throws during warm ups.
Colby Lewis throws the first pitch to the Rockies Jonny Herrera. Jonny would hit a single steal 2nd and 3rd. He would than score on a Jason Giambi single. Lewis did strike out 3 Rockies in the inning.
Carlos Gonzales fouls one-off during his at bat in the 1st. inning. He was one of the strike outs for Lewis in the inning.
Giambis hit looked like it may have been caught.
Michael Cuddyer at the plate in the first he was the third strike out of the inning.
The Rockies scored 3 runs in the 3rd while we were hangin out on the concourse.
Here is a look of some of the bullpen members trying to keep cool in the shade.
Nelson Cruz hit a HR to the Rockies bullpen in the 5th. After Jeremy Guthrie tried to throw it to someone in the crowd that missed Adam Ottavino tossed it to someone else. After he did that Amy said to him that she gets the next one if it is a Rockies HR. Well Wil Nieves hit one to the Rockies bullpen.
Adam Ottavino kept his promise and tossed it to her!!
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I think Jeremy Guthrie is embracing his new role in the bullpen. i think he has a future in field maintenance if thing don’t pan out there. I hope he does not have to make the switch. He did real well in his first appearance in the bullpen the other night in Philly.
Josh Outman pitched into the 5th inning. This is his 78th pitch. what happened to the 75 pitch limit? He did pitch well but it got a little out of control in the 5th. the Rangers score 6 in the inning. including Nelson Cruz’s 2nd HR of the day off Ottavino.
Ottavino while he was warming up in the 5th inning.
Rockies celebrates their 11-7 victory over the Rangers. This series is now tied at one game apiece.
Can’t wait for the third and final game from Arlington. This is a really cool stadium. this is the statue at the front of the home plate entrance. In Memory of the Rangers fan who passed away after a fall in the stadium last year. Shannon Stone and his son Cooper and All Fans Who Love the Game.
Another look at the front of the stadium.
Now this is a look of the Cowboys Stadium. This building is crazy looking. It is HHUUGGEE!!!! I think it has its own weather pattern!
That is it for this one. Having a great time on this trip. Looking forward to the 3rd game of the series tonight and my 3rd game of the trip. Go Rockies.