Nicasio has a big night at the plate and the Mound!

 

 

5-1-2014

N.Y. Mets vs. Colorado Rockies

Game 1

My 13th game at Coors this year.

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Did not do to well at batting practice today the Rockies did not take BP and the Mets was O.K. but I was never in the right place at the right time always seemed I was a section off all day!.

During BP Geoff told me he may have an extra ticket behind the Mets dugout, which was very cool of him. Many of you may remember that I was originally from N.Y. and grew up a Mets fan so that was awesome.

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The morning before the game I had to make the decision do I want to wear my normal Rockies stuff or my Mets stuff it was a tough decision but I went with my usual Rockies stuff, usually I will wear a Mets hat with my Rockies Jersey. I wish I had grabbed my Mets stuff just because of the seats! He was wearing his and got Bartolo Colons warm up ball and a gamer from Ruben Tejada hit by Justin Morneau in the 3rd.

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Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies the first batter he faced was Juan Lagares the Mets center fielder started the game with a double and it looked like Nicasio was in trouble early, But after Daniel Murphy lined out to Nolan Arenado at third David Wright lined out to Troy Tulowitzki at short and Lagares was caught off the bag at second for a double play. Nicasio got out of the inning with 11 pitches.

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Bartolo Colon was the starting pitcher for the Mets. He got Charlie Blackmon to fly out to left and then struck out Arenado. He did not have great stuff to the first 2 batters but got them out  then Carlos Gonzalez came up and took a 90 MPH to right center for a solo home run and a Rockies 1-0 lead. Tulo would end the inning flying out to left.

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Hey look David Wright at third base.

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Lucas Duda started the inning with a out and Chris Young hit a single. Here is Curtis Granderson batting in the 2nd inning after Youngs single.

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Juan Nicasio pitching with Chris Young on base. Young did steal second but did not score and Nicasio got out of the inning.

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Corey Dickerson taking a swing right before his 2 out single.

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Charlie Culberson would also hit a single and Nicasio would hit a single.

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Dickerson and Culberson both scored on the single. It was a very good hit down the right field line that may have been a double for a position player instead of a very long single. above he is giving Eric Young five after the 2 RBI single to give the Rox a 3-0 lead.

Nicasio pitched another very good inning in the 3rd and the Rockies did not score in the 3rd either.

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After a Wilin Rosario walk in the 4th Corey Dickerson threw down a bunt. IMG_2656 Which first basemen Lucas Duda fielded.

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Which was thrown past second baseman Daniel Murphy into right field.

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Culberson was then hit by a pitch.to load the bases.

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Juan Nicasio would get his third RBI of the night on a sac-fly to center.

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Scoring Rosario from third! The Rockies extended their lead 4-0.

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Charlie Blackmon would hit a single to score Dickerson and Culberson for a 6-0 Rockies lead.

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Culberson stepping on the plate for the 3rd run of the inning. It looks like he may have been out but I am not saying anything!!!!

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Nicasio kept the Mets batters to a minimum in the 5th and the Rockies picked up another run Justin Morneau got on base with a single.

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He would score on a Dickerson triple. he is being waved around by Stu Coles at third for the 7th run for the Rockies.

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Bartolo Colon was taken out of the game after the triple and was replaced by Jeurys Familia. Colon gave up 10 hits 7 runs, he did strike out 3 and walked 1 in his 4.2 innings on the mound and can’t forget the hit batter Culberson in the 4th.

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Eric Young Jr. pinch hit in the 6th for the Mets this is the first time I have seen him play for the Mets. Last year when the Mets came for the make up game I was in N.Y. and missed the game at Coors.

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Juan Nicasio did walk hime and here he is turning around at second on a Lagares fly ball to right field which was caught by Brandon Barnes who came into the game in the 5th for Cargo. Blackmon moved to center from right and Dickerson moved from center to left.

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Juan Nicasio pitched a full 7 inning and Chad Bettis came in for the 8th inning. Nicasio besides going 1 for 2 at the plate with 3 RBI’s he pitched a pretty good game also! Not giving up any runs on 3 hits striking out 3 and kept his pitch count very good for him 95 pitches in 7 innings. Bettis after getting 2 quick outs in the 8th walked Bobby Abreu. Who scored on a Juan Lagarase double. 7-1 Rox

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Jose Valverde pitched the 8th inning for the Mets.

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You know you have a good lead in the 8th when the relief pitcher is batting in his spot with 2 outs! He did strike out and came back out to pitch the 9th.

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After another inning of 2 quick outs Chad Bettis gave up a single to Chris Young and then another to Curtis Granderson. Travis d’Arnaud then hit a 3 run home run the Rockies still had a 7-4 lead.

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d’Arnaud passing Mets 3rd base coach Tim Teuful after his 9th inning 3 run home run.

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Ruben Tejada flew out to Barnes in right to end the game with the Rockies winning with the 7-4 score. This was a great game by Nicasio and was awesome to sit behind the Mets dugout. Thanks again Geoff.

After the game I headed to the players entrance and got to say hey to The Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez and got Tim Teuful to sign a card for me. He was a really nice guy and it was cool meeting another player that played on the 1986 World series team for the Mets.

I will be at Coors for the remainder of the series and home stand see you at Coors!

 

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