5 for 5 for #5 and Arenado keeps the streak alive.

5-6-2014

Rangers vs. Rockies

Game 2of series

My 17th at Coors this year

 

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Another bad batting practice today. Did have a few by me and one knocked out of my glove by a bare hand idiot. This is just something that drives me crazy because you rarely see them actually catch the ball and usually it deflects off there hand and hits someone else. This guy did end up with the ball because after he smacked at it   bounce a row behind me and 2 behind him, I duck once it got deflected and he dove over the seats. It was not a bad day for autographs a bunch of guys signed and I got a Brandon Barnes card signed.

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Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. he got the first 2 rangers batters out and then gave up a 1 run home run to Andre Beltre to give the Rangers a 1 run lead.

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The first out of the game was a ground out by Chin Soo Choo to Charlie Culberson who made the start at second.

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Prince Fielder struck out to end the inning.

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Robbie Ross Jr. Started for the Rangers.

Charlie Blackmon hit a lead off home run for the Rockies to tie the game in the first.

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Tulowitzki would get hit by this pitch to get on base. Carlos Gonzalez would hit a single top get Tulo to third.

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Nolan Arenado was looking to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. This streak dates back to the White Sox series during the first home stand of the year.

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This at bat he flew out to right field and Tulo scored from 3rd. to give the Rockies a 2-1 lead.

Juan Nicasio kept the Rockies in the game and pitched well. He did pitch till the 5th inning and had thrown 88 pitches in 5 complete innings. Which is over 17 pitches per inning.  He control was the issue he only gave up 2 hits. He did walk 5 batters and only struck out 1 batter. The Rangers did only get 1 run on the Beltre homer in the 1st.

The Rockies did get a single run in both the 3rd and 5th inning. Drew Stubs lead off the 3rd with a single and scored on  a Cargo single. It was his second hit of the game. The 5th inning run was also started with a Stubbs hit this time a double and scored single by Cargo to give the Rockies a 4-1 lead. This was Cargo’s 3rd hit of the game.

The Rockies bats really came alive in the 6th not that they were not hitting the first 5 innings, but in the 6th 7 of the 9 Rockies in the line up had a hit and most also had an RBI or scored.

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Brandon Barnes was the first base runner of the inning. He hit a single and advanced to second on a error at first base.

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Charlie Blackmon hit a double scoring him for the Rockies first run of the inning. Drew Stubbs got the second out of the inning a ground out to third then the hits really started coming Tulo hit a double followed by a single by Cargo. Nolan Arenado was walked, Justin Morneau, Charlie Culberson, Jordan Pacheco hit a single his second at bat and the runs kept coming with the men on base. Barnes hit a single his second trip to the plate. In total they had 8 hits and scored 6 runs. The Rockies had a 10-1 lead.

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Drew Stubbs decided that 9 run lead wasn’t enough in the 7th and hit a lead off home run. Cargo hit his 5th hit of the game a ground rule double of the fence in left center.

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Followed by a Arenado double to score the 1212 Rockies run of the game and extend his hitting streak to 26 games.

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Arenado rounding first heading to second as Choo gets the ball in the left field corner.

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Matt Belisle came in and pitched the Rockies, he gave up 2 hits and walked Elvis Andrus to load the bases. Both hits and walk came with 2 outs, He got out of the inning when Josh Wilson grounded out.

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In an interesting twist the Rangers used Mitch Moreland to pitch he is and infielder and has been the DH this year for them. he was probly the best pitcher for the rangers all game he had the first 1,2,3 inning of the game in the 8th inning. IMG_3442This is a look of the second pitch he threw to Jordan Pacheco.

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Andre Beltre sends one deep to center with 2 outs in the 9th inning.

IMG_3457That ball was caught be Drew Stubbs to end the game and the Rockies won the game 12-1  and the home stand with a 5-1 record.

Here are just some batting #’s :

Cargo went 5 for 5, 3 RBI’s

Tulo 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch, 1 RBI

Stubbs 3 for 4 a triple away from the cycle, 1 RBI

Pacheco 2 for 4 with a walk, 1 RBI

Barnes 2 for 2 in the 6th inning as a pinch hitter

What a great home stand for them these bats are just on fire and pitching is keeping them in the game. I think Blake Doyle may be a big factor in the batting, because he is a teacher and was not a player who hit well. After 4 batting coaches over the last few years I think he has really helped in getting the team as a whole batting so well. It is exciting to watch this team play again and you never know who will be the guy who gets the hit in the clutch or get things going not just relying on the middle of the order. From Charlie Blackmon leading off with big hits to the bottom 3rd of the order getting things done as well.

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Marc Stout interviewing Cargo after the game.

That is it for this one the Rockies are playing the next 2 in Texas before heading to Cincinnati for 3 this weekend and then to Kansas City for 2 that I will be at.

So see you at Kaufman!!!!!

Mini road trip!

 

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