Memphis Redbirds Vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Memphis Redbirds are a triple A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinal
This game was also one of the games that Jason Giambi did his rehab assignment in the Springs. He has been on the disabled list with a strained left quadricep muscle.
Here he is signing autos. He signed from about 20 minutes before the game til almost first pitch.
Another photo as he continued to sign for the Colorado Spring fans. He signed a card a Rockies magazine and 2 mini Helmets for me.
He was not in the starting line up in this nights game. He was used as a pinch hitter in the game.
Clayton Mortensen throws the first pitch to the Redbirds Adron ChambersWho would strike out for the first out of the inning. Mortensen would allow 2 walks, a single and 1 strike out to the next 4 batters. Andrew Brown was the 6 batter to step to the plate in the first and hit a grand slam HR. (4-0) Redbirds.
Browns Redbirds teammates greet him with high fives as he crosses home plate.
The next batter would fly out to end the inning.
The Sky Sox would not produce a run till the 4th by that time the were already down 7-1.
Stu Coles hands the ball to Blake Johnson in the 5th Inning.
In the bottom of the 5th inning the unfamiliar # 51 came out of the dugout to bat in the pitchers spot. Well unfamiliar as # 51 and in a Sky Sox uniform.
Jason Giambi #51 batting in the 5th inning for the Sky Sox.
The Sky Sox did not score any runs in the 5th. They would get 2 in the 6th. (7-3) Redbirds
Alan Johnson would then pitch in the 6th inning for the Sky Sox.
The Redbirds would score 1 in the7th. (8-3) Redbirds
The Sky Sox would pick up one run in the 7th and then 2 in the 9th. (10-4) Redbirds
10-4 but it wasn’t over an out quite yet for the Sky Sox, Matt Macri would hit a lead off solo HR in the 9th. (10-5) Redbirds
Macri steps on home for the Sky Sox 5th run. (5-10).That was the final score.
Oh and Giambi’s at bat in the 5th he struck out!
The Rockies return to Coors Monday @ Coors against the Marlins see ya then.
Cubs Vs. Rockies Game 3
Ubaldo Bobble Head Day!!!!!
Oddly enough I do take a new one of these for each game.
This is a view from the concource for the line for a Ubaldo Jimenez autograph. I got both my bobbleheads signed by Ubaldo.
Starting Pitcher for the Rockies Alan Johnson. The odd thing is usually the crowd will cheer and applaud when the starter emerges from the dugout. Not today he just took the long walk out with out acknowledgment. I think I may of been the only person who knew who he was. Alan was in the Springs last year and I have seen him pitch before. I also believe I have his autograph somewhere. The Coors crowd will know who he is soon enough.
Alan Johnson long throwing with Jose Morales in the outfield. This was Alans first major league start.
Alan Johnson warming up in the bullpen.
Rockies starters stretching on the first baseline before the game.
Alan Johnson and Jose Morales heading from the bullpen.
Johnson Throwing his first big league pitch to the Cubs Starlin Castro for a strike. Nice way to start a MLB career. Castro would end up hiting a single and scoring the first run of the game off of a Darwin Barney single. The Rox would double up the Cubs on a hit by Byrd to The Deuce for a double play getting Barney at 2nd and Byrd at 1st. Ramirez would the ground out to end the inning.
The Rockies would give Johnson some run support in the bottom half of the 1st. After Fowlers lead of strikout. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster would then walk Jonny Herrera who scored on a Carlos Gonzalez double. Tying the game at 1-1 The deuce would then flyout to center Helton singled and Seth Smith hit a homerun for the Rockies to take a 4-1 lead. So the offence realy helped him with run support.
In the 2nd inning Johnson would walk the lead of batter for the inning Carlos Pena. Then he would get his first strikeout with the next batter Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs would score one hin the 2nd making it a 4-2 Rockies lead. The Cubs would go on to score 2 in the 3rd. and one in the 4th. tying the game at 5-5. Johnson would pitch 4 innings with 3 strike outs, 3 walks (which all 3 would result in runs), throwing 93 pitches. Letting up 5 runs. Over all he did pitch well for a first start.
Cubs Shortstop catches The Deuce pop up in the 3rd inning.
The Deuce’s next homerun will be his 100th of his carrer as of the time I am writing this he has yet hit it.
“D”, Lil Ranter Hunter, Allanah X and Gary X sitting in the front row of the Rockpile above the word solar.
During the 6th inning I headed over to the section directly behind homeplate to take a few photos.
The Rockies Then Rallied in the 8th 2 score 4 more runs sending 10 batters to the plate in the inning Smith singled Lopez doubled, Fowler and Herrera also doubled. All 3 outs were on strike outs Jose Morales, Ty wiggington and Spilli all K’d.
Rockies Manager takes the ball from Matt Reynolds in the top of the 8th. Rafael Betancourt would come into the game to pitch the rest of the inning.
Jim Tracy handing over the ball to Betancourt.
Rafael Betancourt getting ready to pitch. This photo was taken by my Mom who attended the game with me. This photo is to show where I get my mad photo skillz!! Ok maybe not but it was pretty good.
The scoreboard at Coors while the Rox were ralling in the 8th.
Rockies outfielders celabrating the Rockies 9-5 victory over the Cubs. The Rockies are 12-3 on the season.
The Post game celabration at the Root Sports Desk. I realy like this photo it has a bunch of The Rantics in it Judy is holding the Root, Root, Root for the Rockies sign my Mom is standing to the left of the sign and “D” and Hunter are standing in the top center to the right of the BIG L sign!!!!! Great day at the ballpark. A Rockies win and a Ubaldo Bobblehead.
As I am writing this the Rockies have lost their second game in a row to the Giants. I did not attend either game. They are now 12-5 but still 2 games a head of the Giants in the West.Ian Stewart has been optioned to the Springs and Ubaldo made his first start since Opening Day. Unfortunatly it was also his first loss. An if you didn’t know who Alan Johnson is you do now. If you still don’t learn it!! I will be at Coors for tomorrows day game against the Giants. Thats all I got see you at Coors!!!!!