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5-19-2013

Giants vs. Rockies Game 4

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Today was a Sunday day game, so that means it was a autograph Sunday and They were also giving away a bobble head. Today it was of Dante Bichette.

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The Bobble head was of his fist bump after his Coors Field opening game 14th inning walk off home run on April 26, 2013

After we got in of course we had to wait for the 12:40 autograph session. While we were waiting Michael Cuddyer was throwing and running.

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He was wearing his Kick Their Ass’s not ours t-shirt!

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This is the back of the shirt as he headed back to dugout. The signers today was Jeff Francis, Charlie Blackmon, Wilin Rosario and Tyler Chatwood. I needed 3 of the 4 on my team project. I knew it was going to take work but I was able to get Francis and Rosario during the autograph session with a little help. Than Charlie Blackmon who I also needed signed during warm ups. Then I was informed that Michael Cuddyer was doing an interview on the Root set so I headed over and when he was done I got him on it also so that was 4 guys I needed on my team project. Now all I need is Troy Tulowitzki and D.J. Lemahieu. This is the most successful team project I have had and it is almost done and it is not even June. I know I can get D.J. it is going to probably take the rest of the year to get Tulo! He is usually close to the last person I get on my team projects. Also Cuddy said he was doing well and he is going to be evaluated on Tuesday and then they will know when he will comeback to playing or if he will be rehabbing with the Sky Sox.

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Here is Dante Warming up before throwing out his first pitch.

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Dante throwing out the first pitch to his Rockies teammate Vinny Castilla.

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 They are both back working with the Rockies Vinny As the special Assitant to the GM and Dante is the batting coach.

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Juan Nicasio throwing first pitch to Angel Pagan. Juan had one of his best outing we have seen in a long time. had 1,2,3 first with the final out of the inning being a strike out to Pablo Sandoval. He was very good with his placement and had many ground ball outs.

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Barry Zito was the starting pitcher for the Giants Eric Young Jr. led off the game for the Rockies with a single.

IMG_0851While Dexter Fowler was batting Young stole second…

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IMG_0865and advanced to third on a wild pitch to Carlos Gonzalez.

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Young scored the first run for the Rockies first run.

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Cargo handing his shin guard to 1st base coach Rene Lachman after getting his RBI single.

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Cargo Advanced to second on a Troy Tulowitzki ground out and after Giants first baseman Brandon Belt tagged first he threw to second baseman Nick Noonan. Cargo than landed on Noonan and seemed to injure his shoulder.

IMG_0880Noonan taking a few throws to make sure the shoulder was OK.

IMG_0885In the 5th inning I  took a walk out to the pavilions to Visit the Ranter. Took a few photos along the way. Here is Juan Nicasio pitching to Brandon Belt. Belt would ground out to first fo the first out of the inning.

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Juan Nicasio still pitching in the 6th inning. At this point of the game he had 3 strike outs and the giants only had 1 hit. The second Giants hit of the game was in this inning and that was by Gregor Blanco. He also walked Noonan both runners were left on base.

The Rockies got something going in the bottom of the 5th. Dexter Fowler led the inning off with a base hit Cargo would score him for the Rockies second run of the game.  Cargo would score on a Jordan Pacheco single. (3-0) Rockies

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D.J lemahieu would hit into a force getting Pacheco out at second after Brandon Belt threw to Brandon Crawford who was covering first. Crawford than threw back to first to get LeMahieu out at first and over threw the base.

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As Lemahieu advanced to second Crawford than booted the ball off his glove away from the base LeMahieu successfully reached second. Rutledge would than strike out to end the inning.

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I headed back to my spot on the first baseline and got Tulo hitting this single in the 6th inning scoring Young and Fowler. The rockies were now up 5-0 over the Giants.

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Matt Belise pitched the 7th inning for the Rockies. Juan Nicasio pitched 6 complete innings. He struck out 5, walked 1 and only allowed 3 hits and no runs. This was a really good start for the struggling Nicasio great to see him do well. This really needed to be a great start for him and it was.

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Rex Brothers finished up the game pitching in the 9th. He struck out Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt grounded out and than he struck out Gregor Blanco. The Rockies won this game 5-0 and it was the first time Zito has lost to the Rockies. The Rockies had 5 runs on 11 hits and he walked 5 batters.

That is it for this game and this series. The Rockies took the series 3-1 and is the first time the Rockies won a series against the Giants since I think 2010 or so. Nice to see them beat a team above them in the division. Giants errors did help and the Rockies used them to there advantage through the series.

Next up at Coors 3 against the Diamondbacks I will be there for the whole series.

See you at Coors!

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