Chacin returns to form and Barnes gets the bucket!

6-7-2014

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series.

 

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Jhoulys Chacin made quick work out of the dodgers in the first inning getting the Lead off batter Dee Gordon to line out to Justin Morneau and struck out Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig. Every that he struck out 2 and only faced 3 batters he threw 16 pitches to get out of the first inning.

IMG_5861Zach Greinke also faced 3 batters in the first inning. He was a little bit more successful in the pitch count department getting all 3 batters out on only 4 pitches.

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The Rockies scored in the second inning on this Mike McKenry single to score Troy Tulowitzki who lead the inning off with a single.

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Troy Tulowitzki scoring the Rockies run in the 1t inning.

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The inning ended on a ball hit by Ryan Wheeler to Dee Gordon who tossed it to Ramirez at short and turned it to first for a double play to end the inning.

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The Rockies scored 2 in the 5th inning. The Above picture McKenry is on third and Wheeler on first.

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A Josh Rutledge single scored McKenry and Wheeler scored on a Charlie Blackmon single to give the Rockies a 3-0 lead.

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Ryan Wheeler dives into third after the Rutledge single.

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He then got caught between third and home on a Jhoulys Chacin single that advanced Rutledge to third and Chacin ended up on second. Rutledge would score on a Charlie Blackmon single for the 3rd run of the game for the Rockies.

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Ryan Wheeler fouled of a ball in his 6th inning at bat. looking at the photo it looks like he foul tipped it off his stomach. I don’t remember see him reach to it hit him during the game and did not realize it hit him till looking threw the photos.

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After Chacin walked Matt Kemp in the 7th to lead off the inning and gave up 2 singles to Andre Either and Justin Turner He was removed from the game. Kemp scored on the Turner single. Nick Masset came into pitch and Gave up a home run to Tim Federowicz to tie the game he remained in the game for 4 more batter and was removed after walking Ramirez and Puig. Rex Brother got Adrian Gonzalez to ground out to end the 9 batter 4 run inning for the Dodgers.

Chacin ended up pitching 6 innings giving up 3 run on 6 hits. Walking 3 and striking out 4.

Rex Brothers pitched into the 8th and Adam Ottavino came in and pitched into the 9th and was replaced by franklin Morales.

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Hanley Ramirez argues a strike 3 call in the 9th inning.

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Morales pitching in the 9th he came in to the game after Ottavino walked Puig.

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The game went into the 10th inning and with 1 out Justin Morneau hit a single to right field and with 2 outs Brandon Barnes hit to the gap in right center.

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Here he is running to second.

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Morneau scores as the dugout starts to clear.

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The players caught up with Barnes in the infield and the celebration began.

IMG_6043The celebration continued and then it was time for the post game interview!

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This brought up a question who will dump the water over Barnes, since he was the person to get the last 2 players to hit the walk off hit. Charlie Culberson and Justin Morneau.

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After watching LaTroy Hawkins run in from the bullpen and seeing the on field photographers turn to the dugout we knew it was coming and it was Latroy that would be the fill for Barnes.

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Then he got him. That is it for this one the Rockies won 5-4 and split the series. There is one more game in this series and Sunday game.

That’s it for this one see you at Coors!

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