Tagged: Adam Ottavino

We don’t need no stinkin’ starters!

8-15-2014

Reds vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series

I have know clue how many games this is for me!

 

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So once again because of the perfectly timed storm there was no batting practice once again!

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No this is not the 4th inning of another bad start for the Rockies starters Matt Belisle got the start for the Rockies for this game because Franklin Morales was suppose to start but could not because of his wife expecting a baby. Belisle started a little shaky but settled down after the first 2 batters he faced hit single he did get out of the inning and the Reds remained scoreless till the 3rd inning.

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Johnny Cueto started for the Reds.

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Charlie Blackmon got on base after the ball that got passed first baseman Jack Hannahan

The Rockies did not score in the first inning but did get a run in the 2nd a solo home run by Nolan Arenado. The Reds got their first run in the 3rd Johnny Cuerto lead off the inning with a single and then scored on a Jay Bruce sac ground out to tie the game 1-1

The second inning saw the Reds get there second run and the Rockies would than again tie the  game in the 6th. In the 6th Justin Morneau started the inning with a walk and scored on a Corey Dickerson double.

If you did not notice I did not take many photos this game!  There was not much going on and because of a elbow that has been giving me trouble since before my road trip is making hard to hold a camera for an extended amount of time. I am not really sure how I got through a couple of games during my trip it was that bad. I think I may be day today after this weekend!!!

Back to baseball the Reds scored a third run in the 9th inning and got the 3-2 win. O.K. the bull pen did not do that bad this game but the Rockies still lost. Ottavino took the lose and Cueto who pitched 8 innings got the win. He threw 106 pitches in the eight innings he pitched. Belise went 3 innings throwing 49 pitches, giving up 4 hits and 1 run, striking out and walking 1. The Rockies did use 6 pitchers in this game Nick Masset pitched the 4th and 5th. Nicasio the 6th, Brothers the 7th Boone Logan and Adam Ottavino the 8th and Ottavino continued till the 9th.

So that is it for this brief game.

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There was a really great sunset during this game and I did manage to take a few photos of it!

That is it for this one!

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3 homeruns and this game was done.

4-22-2014

Giants vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series

My 11th Game at Coors

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Last Year on this date the Rockies played the coldest game in MLB history against the Atlanta Braves. Today it was 72 degrees at first pitch.

This game started pretty well for me I found a Easter egg (Baseball) while walking into the pavilions and then caught a second during the Giants batting practice. I also got Carlos Gonzalez on my 2014 team project now I only need 4 players, Troy Tulowitzki, Corey Dickerson, Michael Cuddyer and Nolan Arenado. I also need 2 coaches EY and Blake Doyle.

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Franklin Morales pitched this pitchers battle for the Rockies. He struck out the Giants first batter Angel Pagan. The Giants did get 1 runner and that was Buster Posey who hit a single.

IMG_2150 Brandon Barnes took know time to get to second base he hit a single on the second pitch of the game and stole second on the first pitch to Nolan Arenado.

IMG_2157Madison Bumgarner was the starting pitcher for the Giants. Barnes and Carlos Gonzalez both hit single in the first but neither had scored.

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Troy Tulowitzki got the first run o the game in the 4th a solo home run in the 4th. It is nice to see him hit a somewhat timely homer. Usually his homers are solo when we already have a lead!

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Morales contributed offensively in the 4th as well getting on base on a Brandon Belt error at first.

 In the 5th Hunter Pence did the same to get the Giants on the board and the game tied at 1.

Nolan Arenado then hit the third solo homer of the game in the 5th to lead off the 5th inning and the Rockies would take a 2-1 lead. This was a very low scoring game and there were a total of 17 hits by both teams but just the 3 runs so that is about hit for this one. Morales pitched well and kept working out of innings and preventing runners from scoring. Bumgarner pitched all 8 innings for the Giants the Rockies used 4 pitches, Ottavino and Brothers in the 8th and Hawkins in the 9th.

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 IMG_2209Hawkins pitched the 9th and got the save in the game. Wilin Rosario and Hawkins after the Rockies win.

So that is it for this game, short sweet and a win can’t ask for anything more!

 

Rockies put up a Phight against the Phillies!

4-20-2014

Phillies vs. Rockies

Game 3 of Series my 9th of the year at Coors 10th with the Springs.

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HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!

Today being a Autograph Sunday we got autographs the 4 signers were D.J. LeMahieu, Rex Brothers, Tommy Kahnle and Drew Stubbs. I had all 4 on my team project already so I only had a 8×10 of Drew Stubbs to be signed. I then had Carlos and his wife help me get a Ryne Sandberg auto after seeing him outside the stadium and him not signing Friday night and not getting him Saturday when he did sign after the game. I asked if they could bring a ball down behind home plate because they had tickets that allowed them to go down on the field behind home plate. They were able to get it for me and that was awesome of them! Thanks Again!

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The Ryne Sandberg signed baseball!

Before the game at the wall I also got Brandon Barnes and Josh Rutledge on my team project which only leaves me with 5 Players I need on it and 2 coaches. I also got the Opening Day photo of Charlie Blackmon after hitting his homerun photo signed and he signed it 6/6 O.D. 2014.

The Photo is in this link of Opening Day!

http://roxaddict.mlblogs.com/2014/04/05/opening-day-2014-charlie-gets-his-kick-going-6-for-6/

Thanks Tanya for the assist on the Rutty !

After the autograph it was time for the game!

IMG_1892 Juan Nicasio started for the Rockies today. This was his 4th start of the year. He has been pitching well this season and has 2 wins and no loses. He started the game with a ground out by Ben Revere to Nolan Arenado at third. The second batter Jimmy Rollins got the Phillies on the board fast with a solo home run. Nicasio kept it together well and went on to strike out Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd. He did give up a single between the 2 strike outs to Ryan Howard.

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Roberto Hernandez started for the Phillies. Charlie Blackmon struck out to start the inning. Brandon Barnes followed with a single he would later score on a Justin Morneau single to tie the game at 1.

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Brandon Barnes dives back to first.

The Phillies would score 2 more in the 3rd Ryan Howard hit a home run scoring himself and Utley to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. The Rockies did fight back in the bottom of the inning and scored 3 of there own. Charlie Blackmon lead off the inning by being hit by a pitch. Brandon Barnes got on base with his second single of the game, but would be out at second on a Carlos Gonzalez hit. Barnes did a very good job of breaking up the play at second and  prevented the double play.

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Troy Tulowitzki had a very timely hit with a double scoring Blackmon. The Rockies then tied the game with a Morneau ground out to first scoring Cargo from third. A Nolan Arenado single scored Tulo and the Rockies had a 4-3 lead.

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Arenado did get caught between first and second during Josh Rutledge’s at bat and ended the inning. The play was a  1,3,6,1,4,2,5. Just incase you were wondering how it was scored!

Nicasio got all 3 batters out in the 4th. Josh Rutledge then Lead off the 4th inning since Arenado made the last out in the 3rd.

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Rutledge standing up after sliding into second. He did remain on base and did not score in the inning.

Nicasio had another good inning in the 5th. He did walk Jimmy Rollins but struck out Utley for the second time in the game to end the inning.

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During Pacheco’s at bat in the 4th he tipped a ball offs Wil Nieves  foot. Here is the Phillies trainer and Manager Ryne Sandberg checking him out. He did stay in the game.

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Blackmon takes a pitch for a ball during his 4th inning at bat.

The Rockies scored 2 in the 5th to give them a 6-3 lead. Brandon Barnes scored on a Cargo double.

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Jimmy Rollins dive back to first after his walk in the 5th.

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Ryan Howard leads off the 6th with a triple here he is sliding into third. It was not exactly the prettiest slide I have ever seen!

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After Marlon Byrd hit a single after the Howard triple Juan Nicasio was removed from the game. Howard did score on the Byrd single. (6-4) RoxByrd scored on a Freddie Galvis single and the Rox still had a 6-5 lead.

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Rex Brothers came in after Nicasio in the 6th.

 Pacheco also started the bottom of the 6th inning with a triple, but was caught between third and home on a Corey Dickerson single and then Corey was called out after a review at second because his foot came off the bag at second.

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Cargo was removed from the game in the 6th after running out  pop fly to end the 6th inning for the Rockies.

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Boone Logan started the 7th for the Rockies.

3 more runs in the 7th for the Phillies and a 8-6 lead. Ottavino finished the 7th for the Rockies.  The Rockies tied the game at 8 in the 7th with a Morneau 2 run home run. The Phillies took the lead back in the 8th with 2 runs. (10-8) Phillies

Charley Blackmon tried to get things going for the Rockies again with a solo home run to make the score 10-9. Drew Stubbs hit a double but was left on base with Tulo who walked in the inning. Tulo did reach base 5 times this game went 3 for 3 and walked 2 times. He also hit a double in the 7th. He was on base for the Morneau homer.

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Jonathan Papelbon pitched the 9th for the Phillies.

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Here he is shaking hands with Wil Nieves after Blackmon made the last out of the game or was it!!!

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The umps reviewed this one and it did stay as it was called on the field and the game was over and the Phillies won 10-9. The Rockies did take the series 2-1. This game was a real rollercoaster of great offence and bad running O.K. by Nicasio which kept the Rockies in the game and then the bullpen falling apart. And the bats trying to take back the lead and then falling short this was an exciting game with not the out come we would like but the Rockies did fight to keep them close.

Another note is that Ryan Howard almost hit for the cycle he hit a single in the first, Homer in the 3rd, triple in the 6th and did end up on 2nd in the 7thbut it was ruledo a single and an error on Barnes in right advanced him to second. Rollins was also a triple awy from one also.

The Rockies are back at .500 with a 10-10 record and are 3rd in the west 2.5 games behind the Dodgers who are in first and 1 behind the Giants.

So that is it for this one the Giants will be in town for 3 the next 3 days.

See You at Coors!

D.J. and the Rox turned it UP,UP, UP!!!

4-9-2014

White Sox Vs. Rockies

Game 3 of series

My 6th Game at Coors.

Today being a day game there was no batting practice, but it does mean an opportunity to get some autographs when the pitchers do there work out. I was able to get Brett Anderson and Adam Ottavino on my team project and an additional 8×10 of Anderson I took at spring training. Before the game I also had Charlie Blackmon sign a 8×10 of his head first dive into first on Sunday.

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Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies today this is his second start of the season coming of his home opener win on Friday. He started this game well with a ground ball out to second by Adam Eaton. Marcus Semien flew out to left for the second out and Jose Abreu hit a double but was left on base when Dayan Viciedo struck out to end the inning.

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It was the Rockies turn to bat and 1st. base coach and former Rockies player Eric Young gave high fives to the fans in the first row as he has been doing before the bottom of the first all week. 21 Years ago today he hit a lead off homerun in the Rockies home game in Mile High Stadium in front of a record crowd for a baseball game 80227 fans. The Rockies won that game against the Expos 11-4. Bryn Smith was the winning pitcher and it was the 1st. win in franchise history.

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Erik Johnson was the starting pitcher for the White Sox.

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Charlie Blackmon started the game off like only he can with a triple to center field.

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This was his first triple of the year to go along with his 16 hits 3 double and home run he has hit in the last week, can’t forget his 8 RBI’s and .471 batting average.

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Blackmon would score on a Carlos Gonzalez single to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

Nicasio would have a rough inning in the second after getting Conor Gillespie to ground out. he then walked Jose Garcia and Alexi Ramirez hit a double.

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Charlie Culberson dive after Alexi Ramirez’s double.

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Trying to tag him out at second.

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A Tyler Flowers single scored Garcia to tie the game at 1. The White Sox would take the lead 2-1 a few batter’s later when Ramirez scored on a Adam Eaton single.

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In the second D.J. LeMahieu hit a single with 1 out and scored on a Charlie Blackmon single to tie the game at 2.

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Blackmon and Eric Young at first after the game tying single.

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Wilin Rosario take a big swing in the third for a fly out to right.

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Carlos Gonzalez dives back to first after the Rosario out.

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Cargo scored on a Nolan Arenado single to get the lead back 3-2.

The White Sox would once again take the lead in the 5th inning when Gillaspie hit a single scoring Eaton and Semien. The Rockies went down in order in the fifth. Matt Belisle pitched the 6th for the Rockies and worked very quick and efficiently. During one at bat he was throwing a pitch about every 10 seconds. He got a quick 3 outs all ground ball outs on 12 pitches.

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Justin Morneau started the 6th with triple.

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He scored on a D.J. LeMahieu double to right field.

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On the play Avisail Garcia was hurt diving for the ball it looked like he caught it. But he must of lost control of the ball after hitting the ground it looked like he may have dislocated his shoulder and he was taken out of the game.

Adam Ottavino pitched the 7th for the Rockies and also had a very good inning siting down the White Sox in order on only 6 pitches including 3 to strike out Marcus Semien on 3 pitches.

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The Rockies broke the tie in a big way here is Nolan Arenado scoring the second Rockies run in the 8th inning.

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Stubbs (Came into game to pinch run for Morneau) and Arenado both scored on this D.J. LeMahieu double. Morneau lead the inning off with a single.

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Josh Rutledge made his MLB debut for the year in the inning hitting a single to score D.J. He was called up today and Wilton Lopez was sent to Colorado Springs.

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Michael Cuddyer slides into home after a Carlos Gonzalez double which he and Blackmon singled. Rutledge scored on a Cuddyer single. The Rockies took a 10-4 lead.

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LaTroy Hawkins came in and pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

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Boone Logan made his Coors Debut pitching to the White Sox Paul Konerko.

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Konerko grounded out to second to end the game.

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The Rockies won this game 10-4 D.J. LeMahieu was the player of the game going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI.

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Rex Brothers who pitched the last 2 outs in the 8th inning got the win.

That is it for the first home series of the year the Rockies went 4-2 on this home stand and have a 5-5 record heading to San Francisco and San Diego on this road trip and will be back next Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

That is it for this one it has been great to be back at Coors.

Thanks, Jared for the title Idea!

 

Lyles gets some knocks against the Sox!

4-7-2014

Chicago White Sox Vs. Colorado Rockies

Game 1 of Series my 4th game of the year.

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Before the game and after Batting Practice I took my first trip up to the new Roof Top in the right field upper deck. It was cool it was a giant bar where seats use to be at a mile above sea level. That’s about all I got on that.

To more important things there is baseball in the stadium also!

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Today in BP I got my first baseball of the year it was a catch and  hit by someone on the White Sox.

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Jordan Lyles was the starting pitcher for the Rockies he was called up when Tyler Chatwood went on the Disabled list with a slight hamstring pull. Chatwood will be doing a rehab start with the Sky Sox within a day or 2. He had a pretty quick inning facing 3 batters and throwing a efficient 11 pitch inning 7 were to the first batter of the game Adam Eaton who grounded out followed by a Marcas Siemien fly-out to centerfield. Jose Abreau grounded out to end the inning.

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Ex-Rockie Felipe Paulino started for the White Sox. He pitched about as well for the White Sox as he did for the Rockies and well that was not to great!

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After getting the National League player of the week Charlie Blackmon and 2013 NL batting Champ out Cargo hit a solo shot to put the Rockies on the board. He then walked Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau ended the inning by grounding out.

Jordan Lyles pitched another very good inning in the 2nd. facing the minimum amount of batters and getting a strike out.

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Lyles continued to pitch well in the third and allowed his first hit in the 4th inning a single by Marcus Semien. The Rockies score a third run in the third.

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Paulino was taken out of the game by White Sox manager Robin Ventura after scored another run and the loaded the base’s. The Rockies would score 3 runs in the inning to give them 6-0.

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Walt Weiss would take Lyles out of the game after 7th after the White Sox scored a run and he walking Tyler Flowers. The funny thing is one batter before Walt came out and just talked to Lyles and adam Ottavino started heading in from the bullpen. Walt then walked off the mound and Ottavino went back to the bullpen! He left the game throwing 102 pitches, giving up 1 run on 4 hits. Striking out 4 and walking 2. He also went 3-3 at the plate with that double in the second and a single in the 4th and 5th. He also had 2 RBI’s  so he hit 1 less hit than he gave up and scored twice as much as the White Sox. I would say that was a good outing for him.

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The Rockies would score an additional run on a Troy Tulowitzki solo home run his first of the year. To get the fans tacos and his home run count up. Now still trying to figure out where his homers are when we have runners on and we are down but hey I will take it!

After Michael Cuddyer lead off the 8th with a double he would score on a error hit by Justin Morneau to Semien at second base.

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The Rockies would win this one with great Pitching by Jordan Lyles and by taking advantage of runners on base and a bad start by Paulino.

Lyles is now 2-0 on the season not bad as coming up for an injury. Interesting to see what the move will be when Chatwood is reactivated.

8-1 Rockies

On the Charlie Blackmon watch he went 0-5 this game and is now batting .464.

Got 2 more at Home against the White Sox and I will be there.

See You at Coors!

 

All good things must come to an end even if it is a tie!

3-15-2013

Angels Vs. Rockies

Salt River Fields at Talking stick

Last 2014 Spring Training game for me.

Today was the last day for a bunch of us at Salt River Fields. We decided to see how we could do on the Angels side of the field to see if we could get Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and others Smitty needed a Copy of Don Baylor’s book signed.

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So while we were waiting I thought we should take some cheesy baseball card pose photos!

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Smitty went with the  foreground baseball!

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EB went with the pondering pitcher!

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O.K. a few minutes later the team had arrived and it was time to play the game see if we would get anything signed. Most of us were unsuccessful. Smitty did get his book signed.

It was then time for the game we all love and came to see and that was baseball on this awesome spring afternoon at Salt River Fields.

IMG_0008Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. Here he is pitching to the Angels Cole Calhoun. Calhoun would Pop out to Paul Janish at 2nd. IMG_0020

Mike Trout was the second batter for the Angels he struck out for the second out of the first inning. Albert Pujols would hit a single and David Freese would end the inning striking out to end the inning.

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Jered Weaver pitching to Corey Dickerson, Corey would strike out. Drew Stubbs followed with a double.

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The next batter Carlos Gonzalez hit a 2 run home run to score himself and Stubbs and the Rockies took a quick lead.

The Angels would score a run in the 2nd on a Howie Kendrick solo home runs. (2-1) Rockies

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In the 3rd inning the Rockies challenged a play on the field. After hitting a lead off single in the inning Corey Dickerson was caught stealing, after the review the call on the field did not change.

The Rockies scored a third run in the 4th inning to give them a 3 to 1 lead when Juan Nicasio contributed to the cause with a single to score Josh Rutledge.

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Manny Corpas pitching to Pujols in the 5th inning. The Angels score a total of 3 runs in the inning. The first on a Matt Long lead off home run. Long came into the game as a replacement for Brennan Boesch when he was ejected from the game in the second inning after being called out on strikes in the 2nd inning. The Angels took a 4-3 lead.

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Gregg Burke pitching for the Rockies in the 9th inning.

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Drew Stubs hit a Hit a double in the 9th inning to score Christian Adames.

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Christian Adames rounds third.

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And slides into home to score the tying run for the Rockies.

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Matt McBride hitting a single to lead off the 10th inning for the Rockies.

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Ben Paulsen hitting a single to give the Rockies a runner on first and second. Ryan Wheeler would advanced McBride to third and Paulsen was out at 2nd.

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with the winning run on third and one out the Angels set up a defense I have only once before. They played with only 2 outfielders and set up with their left fielder in the infield. Jason Pridie hit a grounder and the set up worked for the Angels.  The ball was hit to Matt Long who was the left fielder to the short stop Andrew Romaine for the out at second and then to first for a double play to end the game in a 4-4 tie.

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The first time I had seen this play was in Ashville in 2011 against the drive and Corey Dickerson hit the ball over the infield for a Tourists win! This was the second tie for the Rockies in a row. The next day as the group of us were traveling home the Rockies tied for the 3rd straight game against the Dodgers.

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One last look at the Fields before I left.

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Here is most of the group that was at the game.

After the game a few of us went out to dinner for Rachel and my birthday.

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Than after diner Smitty and I decided to go to the Baseball City Experience at The Convention Center. We knew that Jose Conseco   was signing and we decided to head over. It was only to 8 and we arrived at about 7:30. Since it was almost over they lets us in for free.

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When we arrived there was not many people there and Jose was pitching to kids on a field they had to play wiffle ball.

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I was able to get a ball autographed

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And get a photo with him. Smitty had taken 2 photos I blinked in 1 and Jose was looking away in this one. Getting that his auto was defiantly great way to end a trip and an awesome day.

The Next day we headed home.

Along the way we made several stops one was to Winslow, Arizona

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Here is the group of us “Standing on a corner….”

Well that is the end of Spring Training for me I had a great time with a great group of friends. Looking foreword to another great season with everyone. I know that no matter what happens with the Rockies I know it will be a fun season.

See you at Coors for Opening Day 2014!!!!

15 in the sun, a day game marathon!

9-19-2013

Cardinals vs. Rockies

My 66th game at Coors this season 76th with road trip 79th with the Springs.

This was a day game so no BP. Did get to the stadium early for some graphs got a few Cardinals on a photo I have of Busch stadium. I ended up with 8 autographs on the photo. I did make some progress before the game I got Colin McHugh on my team 16×20 leaving only Roy Oswalt that I need on it. I now have 51 players and coaches autographs on it. There was no batting practice today.

So this game was a marathon and I have a lot of photos from this game.

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Todd Helton was the first out on the field, as the Rockies took the field.

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Roy Oswalt was the starting pitcher for Rockies after walking Matt Carpenter. Jon Jay flew out to center field and Matt Holliday did also. With Carlos Beltran batting Oswalt threw over to Todd Helton at first who fake the throw back to Oswalt and tagged Carpenter it was a great play and funny to watch especial that it was done to another first baseman!

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A closer view of Oswalt pitching in the first.

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Matt Holiday making contact during his first inning at bat.

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Michael Wacha was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals. After Charlie Blackmon hit a single, Wacha struck out the next three batters to end the 1st. inning.

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Charlie Blackmon getting ready to dive back to first.

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Corey Dickerson take a pitch high for a ball. He was one of the batters that struck out in the first. Amazingly enough that the home plate umpire got it right.

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Yorvit Torrealba was behind the plate for this game.

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Here is Yadier Molina questioning a strike call during his 2nd inning at bat.

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Tony Cruz would end the inning with a pop out to Todd Helton.

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Todd Helton would lead off the 2nd inning with a double his 589th of his career and 18th of the season.

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Yorvit Torrealba questions a strike call by the home plate umpire. See a trend here this guy did not have a consistent strike zone and a pitch that was a strike one time was a ball another. This did happen a lot throughout the game.

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Todd Helton scored on a Torrealba single. to put the Rockies on the board 1-0.

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Helton high fives Jonny Herrera after he scored. Charlie Culberson would also score to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.

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3 runs to tie the game in the inning.

Carlos Beltran hit a single that scored Jon Jay. (4-1) Rockies

Molina hit a single to score Holliday (4-2) Rockies

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Tony Cruz hit a double to Score David Freese. (4-3) Rockies

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Matt Holiday would hit a single to tie the game in the 5th inning scoring Jon Jay from second, which he stole after getting on base with  single.

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Matt Holliday fist bumps first base coach Chris Maloney.

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Taking a lead at first.

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Charlie Blackmon hits a double in the 8th inning.

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Corey Dickerson hits a triple scoring Blackmon and tying the game at 5.

After the Cardinals scored a 6th run in the ninth…..

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…Todd Helton hit a solo home run to tie the game at 6.

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Yorvit Torrealba give him a big hug after crossing the plate.

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Jonny Herrera hit a double with 2 outs in the 9th. Ryan Wheeler grounded out to the pitcher Edward Mujica to end the inning and we headed for some free Baseball.

Bothe teams went down in order in the 10th. Matt Belisle pitched the 10th for the Rockies and Edward Mujica continued to pitch for the Cardinals in the inning.

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Todd was going for the fences in the in the 11th with a few hard swings that almost took his helmet off. This was the second swing that this happened to his helmet.

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Charlie Culberson hit a single in the inning.

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After a very questionable out in the 12th Walt Weiss came out to argue a call. Jonny Herrera hit the ball and then kicked it the ump said it was in play and Jonny argues that it was in foul territory.

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D.J LeMahieu hit a lead off single in the bottom of the 13th inning. Tulo was walked in the inning and they were both left on base.

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The first out of the inning was a bunt attempt by Corey Dickerson which he popped out to Daniel Descalso.

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The Cardinals once again did not score in the 15th D.J. LeMahieu would once again get on base by hitting a single and Corey Dickerson who should have swung in the 13th and popped out on a bunt. Got to swing this time and he made it count!

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D.J. LeMahieu makes the turn at third and heading to home.

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As he started his slide into home the ball went passed Yadier Molina.

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The tag with ball rolling away.

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He over slide home and Fernando Salas picks up the ball.

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He dove back…..

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…and was safe and the Rockies won 7-6.

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The Dugout emptied quickly!!!

Corey Dickerson ended up on third base for a walk off triple. His first walk off of his MLB career I am sure that it will not be his last. I have seen him also walk of in Ashville in 2011. He seems to handle the presser situation well and has been hitting timely and well since his call up.

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The team celebrates in the infield and the swarm Corey.

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Jordan Pacheco got knocked over as Carey escapes from the crowd.

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He than high-five Tulo

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and the crowd caught up with him!

It was great to see such an exciting game and they made it worth staying  for the 15 inning!! It was nice to see some very good pitching from the bullpen in these late innings to keep them in the game and that they were able to put together a few good offensive innings to get back in this game. It was a great day at Coors had a lot of fun this game. With this win the Rockies and Cardinals split the 4 game series.

The Rockies used 10 pitchers in this game Oswalt pitched 4 and 2/3rd. The Bullpen combined for 10 and 1/3rd innings. The Cardinals Wacha also only pitched to the 5th and they used 10 pitches. The Rockies used 14 different players at the plate and the Cardinals used 15. Another notable thing was Charlie Blackmon going 4 for 8 this game. LeMahieu, Culberson and Herrera all went 3 for 7. The Rockies had 21 hits on their 7 runs.

So that is it for this one.

I was also at Coors for the weekend series against the Diamonbacks and will be at the final 2 home games of the season against the Boston Red Sox.