Opening Weekend 2015

April 10th – 12th, 2015

So I wasn’t going to blog this year. I was at Spring Training and did not blog while I attended 5 games in Arizona. I thought I would be able to get away with quietly slip away but after going to Coors and having numerous  people ask about the blog it made me think if I should continue this season. So I have decided to continue but on a limited basis Maybe a post a series or home stand. I will definitely be doing a road trip possible a few and post about them. Here are a few shots from Opening Weekend.

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Before heading into Coors had to go check out the chalk art of Kyle Banister.

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Tyler Matzek heads to the Bullpen for his Opening Day start.

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Pre Game player announcements LaTroy Hawkins with the tip of the cap for his final opening Day.

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3rd Year Manager Walt Weis gives high 5’s down the line.

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The Balloon release.

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Before the game the Rockies player who won awards for last year received their hardware, Nolan Arenado and D.J. LeMahieu got their Gold Gloves and Justin Morneau got his bat for Winning the 2014 Batting Title.

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Tyler Matzek the first pitch.

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Ex-Rockies Center Fielder Dexter Fowler was the first batter for the Cubs.

IMG_2950Anthony Rizzo got hit during his first inning at bat. He also got hit during his 3rd inning at bat and a total of 3 time in the series.

IMG_2996Rafael Betancourt is back in the bullpen for the Rockies and came into pitch in the 8th inning.

The Rockies went on and won this game 5-1, D.J. LeMahieu went 4 for 4.

IMG_3093Game 2 the Rockies put Kyle Kendrick on the mound and found out about the harsh reality of pitching at Coors. He gave up 8 runs on 8 hits this game and the Rockies received their first lose of the season, the final was 9-5 Cubs

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Sunday brought the first bobble head and first autograph Sunday of the year. Which I was able to access the area behind home plate thanks to a friend with an extra ticket.

Got to get this cool shot of the Cubs helmet rack and a bunch of autographs from the Cubs including Dexter Fowler, Adam Motte and pitching coach Chris Bosio.

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A creative BNW to show off the mad photo skillz of this grounds crew member getting home plate all cleaned up!

IMG_3158Jordan Lyles took the mound for the Rockies and had a pretty good outing.  The Rockies lead most of the game until Hawkins came in and blew the lead. He gave up a 2 run homer to Dexter Fowler in the 9th and the Rockies couldn’t come back in the bottom of the 9th and lost there second game in a row.

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D.J. LeMahieu hit a triple in the first inning to score 3 of the Rockies 5 runs.

The Rockies are now 5-2 on the year and have won all 4 of their road games. They have been hitting very well away this year.

That’s it for this one.

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