Dodgers vs. Rockies
Game 2 of series.
My I lost count game of the year.
Today was photo day this was the 3rd year I have attended photo day at Coors. I have also been to one in 2010 at Spring Training in Tucson. It is always really cool to see almost all the players and coaches. Here are a bunch of the photo.
Todd Helton was the first player over by our section.
Pitching Coach Jim Wright and 3rd base coach Stu Coles
1st base coach Rene Lacheman
Michael Cuddyer with Julie
Eric Young Jr.
Jon Garland and Yorvit Torrealba
Wilin “Baby Bull” Rosario and Vinny “El Matador” Castilla
Ophilia and Wilin Rosario
Batting Coach Dante Bichette
During a lull between groups of player I took this Michael Cuddyer inspired photo.
A view from center field from a very low angle on the center field warning track.
It was than time for the game. So we left the field and headed to the seats. We did see if anyone would sign today and I did not get any autographs. I not sure if anyone did sign.
Jhoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies.
Chacin got Mark Ellis grounded to Todd Helton at first.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a single to get on base but was doubled up on a Andre Either hit to Tulo who tagged 2nd and threw over to first for the double play.
Zack Greinke was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers. He sat the Rockies down in order in the first.
Chacin had a very good second inning only facing 3 batters his self.
Michael Cuddyer started off the 2nd with a single and was moved over to 3rd on a Todd Helton single.
Michael Cuddyer did score on a Nolan Arrenado double. Yorvit Torrealba walked and Jhoulys took a swing to hit into a double play.
Getting Yorvit out at second…
… and himself out at first to end the inning.
The Dodgers picked up 3 runs in the 3rd inning. Tim Fedorowicz lead the inning with a home run (first of his career). Zach Greinke hit a single followed up by a Carl Crawford double he was removed from the game with a hamstring pull. Scott Van Slyke replaced him as a pinch runner and stayed in the game in left. The other 2 runs were score by Greinke on a Adrian Gonzalez sac fly. and Van Slyke on a Jerry Hairston single and Mark Ellis was out at first. (3-1) Dodgers
After both Dexter and D.J. LeMahieu both struck out Carlos Gonzalez hit a triple and was left on base.
There was no scoring till the 5th when Cargo hit a home run that was caught by Dan. The Rockies scored 3 runs in the inning 2 were on the Cargo home run the first was Torrealba on a Dex single. (4-3) Rox
The Dodgers picked up 2 runs in the 6th inning. The runs were scored on a very good small ball inning with singles by Schumaker and Punto. They scored on a Tim Federowicz double ( also his first of career). After a ball was hit back to Zach Greinke that was off the dirt it was close and looked like it was caught. (5-4) Dodgers. Don Mattingly came out and argued the call and than was thrown out by first base umpire Brian Night. He was arguing with the home plate umpire when this happened, he than went on and yelled at Night for a few more minutes.
The Dodgers went on and scored 1 run in the 7th (6-4) Dodgers
Michael Cuddyer hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 6.
Cuddy high-fiving the Bat boy.
Jay Howell the 4th Dodger pitcher of the game on the mound in the 8th inning. Greinke pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 9 hits and 4 runs.
Jhoulys Chacin would pitch 6 innings, he allowed 9 hits and 5 runs. He was replaced by Josh Outman in the 7th.
Todd Helton striking out in the 10th.
Howell being taken out of the game in the 10th inning by dodgers bench coach Trey Hilman who took over the team in the 6th when Mattingly was ejected.
Yorvit Torrealba hitting his 10th inning single.
Wilin Rosario legging out this single hit to Nick Punto at short in the 10th inning. He hit in the pitchers spot.
Dex swinging at the first pitch of the at bat, to left for a single scoring Yorvit.
Another walk of hit for Dexter Fowler.
Yorvit crosses home after the Dex hit for the Rockies 7-6 win over the Dodgers to tie this series at 1 game a piece.
Everyone piling on to Dex who is somewhere in the pile of people at first. Not sure what Matt Belise was doing but it looked like he was punching someone after he got the win with this run!
So after a few lead changes the Rockies came out on top taking this one from the Dodgers.
That is it for this one there is one more from this series against the Dodgers with a special Appearance by The Big Cat!
See You at Coors.
Dodgers vs. Rockies.
My 48th game at Coors this year!
This day started early once again I headed to lodo about 2 hours before gate to hang with the Ranter. We headed towards Jacksons for a few drinks before heading in for BP. After heading in we immediately headed the pavilions. Within a few minutes I got the first ball hit out by the Rockies. it hit about 2 rows behind me and bounced back. This was my 19th ball of the year in MLB ballparks counting te 1 from Atlanta. Not very good numbers for the amount of games attended. I should have had another but I was going into my bag for something when it was hit about 6 feet to my left. During the end of BP I had given up on catching baseballs and headed towards the Dodgers dugout. I was trying to get a Jaime Wright photo signed. I did not get him but did get a Clayton Kershaw on a Dodger stadium 50 Anniversary ball. unfortunately he signed it on the Rawlings Logo side in marker. After that I headed over to the Rockies side and got a Tyler Colvin card signed and a Josh Ruttledge card signed. Jordan Pacheco also signed as always. Thanks guys for being so cool to the fans continually.
Tyler Chatwood was the Starter for the Rockies this game here he is with “The Baby Bull” Wilin Rosario heading to the dugout from the bullpen.
Tyler Chatwood throwing the first pitch to the Dodgers Mark Ellis. Mark Ellis would reach base on a strike out passed ball. He would get out on second on a Shane Victorino hit to second.
Mark Ellis takes a pitch inside during his at bat. In the inning Victorino would steal second Matt Kemp would be walked and Adrian Gonzalez would hit into a double play.
Mark Ellis throwing to first base to get Tyler Colvin out in the first.
Chris Capuano started for the Dodgers. Here he is throwing to Josh Ruttledge. Josh Rutledge would hit a shot deep to left center.
Matt Kemp watch out for the wall!!!
The ball which it looks like he did catch the ball but it popped out of his glove. Shane Victorino came to make the play from left.
Kemp stayed down for a few minutes.
Josh Ruttledge made it to third on the play.
Don Mattinly and the Dodgers training staff immediately ran to the out field as well as the Coors Field security staff.
after a few minutes he stood up appeared to be O.K. and remained in the game.
Jordan Pacheco would than hit a ball to shallow left field.
Matt Kemp as a true professional than dove for the ball.
He missed it after the first hit I think he should have went for the one in the middle but guess he did not get the ball. Ruttledge would score and Pacheco would get to second.
Andre Either runs after this one.
Pacheco slides into second. Rosario would hit a single and score Pacheco from second. (2-0) Rockies
matt Kemp would than start walking off the field. The Dodgers trainer would head out and walk in with him.
Wilin Rosario jumps back to first.
Andrew Brown would hit a double scoring Rosario. (3-0) Rox The Rockies would score a fourth run when D.J. Le Mahieu also hit a double and Brown scored. (4-0) Rox.
The Dodgers would score a run in the second. (4-1) Rox
Rosario hit home run #22 in the 3rd. He is 3 away from the Rockies Rookie HR record set by Todd Helton in his Rookie season. (5-1) Rox
The Dodgers scored a second run in the 4th. (5-2) Rox The Rockies got an additional run in the 4th. (6-2) Rox
Jaime Wright pitching to the Rockies Wilin Rosario in the 7th inning with Pacheco on first and Rutledge on third. He would get out of the inning allowing 2 runs. (8-2) Rox.
Wilin Rosario returns to first after his 7th inning hit and Pacheco being called safe at third. This hit also scored Rutledge for one of the 2 Rockies runs.
Don Mattingly would argue the call at third.
Chris nelson goes for the third out in the 9th a pop out to the third base seats.
he missed it and went for a ride on the tarp!
Luis Cruz who pinched hit and struck out to end the game.
The Rockies win 8-4 to win the second game of this 3 game series against the Dodgers.
immediately after the game we headed towards the Rockies dugout to get a Adam Ottavino auto Amy needed him on a ball and I had printed a photo of him to sign he stopped and he signed for us. we than headed out side of the stadium and waited for players to come out and I got Clayton Kershaw to sign a card which he personalized and I also got a really cool auto when Matt Treanor came out and we realized Misty May Treanor met up with him. She was actually standing out there most of the time and we did not know it was her. So I got him and her on a ball for you who may not know who Misty May Treanor is, she is a 3 time Gold medal winner in the olympics in women’s beach volleyball with here partner Kerry Walsh. That was just really cool that they signed for us. this is defiantly one of the most interesting baseballs in my collection.
That was it for this one the Rox go for the sweep of the dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. Go Rockies.
See You at Coors.
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