Braves vs. Rockies
Game 2 of series.
This game was a train wreck from the start. The Braves immediately started getting hits and scoring runs off of Juan Nicasio with a total of 7 hits and 7 runs in the 1st inning. The hits started with a double by Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton to start the game and the last one of the inning was a grand slam home run by Andrelton Simmons.
Evan Gattis, Chris Johnson, and Tommy La Stella running home after Simmons home run.
The 4 of them after Simmons crosses the plate.
Mike Minor started for the Braves he did not start that great either but he was not as bad as Nicasio. He would give up 3 runs in the first after Brandon Barnes started the game with a single and Dickerson walked. Troy Tulowitzki was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Wilin Rosario hit a single scoring Barnes to get the Rockies on the board.(7-1) Braves
Justin Morneau hit a sac-fly to center field that scored Dickerson from 3rd. for the second run for the Rockies. Dickerson crossing home-plate 7-2 Braves. The third run would come by a passed ball by Braves catcher Evan Gattis to score Tulo from third.
The Braves continued to add to their lead in the 3rd and the Rockies tried to chip away at the lead by scoring 2 additional runs in the 3rd. (8-5) Braves.
After giving up 2 solo home runs in the 4th inning Walt Weiss headed out and took Nicasio out of the game. The home runs were hit by Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis. those runs would be the Braves 9th and 10th of the game.
The Rockies did score 1 run in the 4th a solo home run by Wilin Rosario to give the Rockies their 6 run and they were still down by 4. !0-6 Braves.
Chad Bettis came into replace Kahnle in the 6th and showed why he keeps getting sent to the Springs. He gave up 3 runs on 4 hits, facing 8 Braves batters. to give the Braves another 5 run lead, 13-8.
The Rockies did once again to get close to the Braves score scoring 1 in the 7th and 8th for a 13-10 score.
The Braves brought in their closer Cole Kimbrel in the 9th to close out the game and he succeeded and the 13-10 score was the final. ( there you go E2theMNFnB)
In total the Rockies used 7 pitches Martin pitched the 7th, Belilse pitched the 8th and Nick Masset and Rex Brothers pitched in the 9th.
So the losing continues as the team has been derailing almost on a nightly bases. Oddly enough we still keep watching just to see who are the causality and who survives the carnage that this season has become.
That is it for this one.
See you at Coors!
Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. Atlanta Braves
Turner Field, Atlanta Georgia
My 36th MLB game of the year. 42nd including Minors.
After leaving New Orleans at about 9 A.M., We were on our way to Atlanta for a 7P.M. game it is about an 8 hour drive and we lost an hour with the time zone change. We arrived at the stadium about 5P.M. Eastern time.
Lets just start this out with Wow, really like this place from the get go the staff was really nice. The screen was in center field was huge. The stadium also showed a lot about the history of the team which is the longest continues franchise in baseball.
Here was my first look at The inside of Turner Field.
A look at the outfield.
They had these signs with the different years that they won title either Division, League and their 1995 World Series win.
I found these signs interesting I am not sure what the significance or purpose of them are but they have them all over the center field area with different distances.
So we headed to left field for BP the Diamondbacks were hitting an it was not to productive. We did not get anything.
A look from behind home plate while the grounds crew prepared the field.
Before the game they have a competition, Three people had to see who could hit a golf ball closer to the pin they set up in center.
Here is the guy running with the measuring wheel.
Craig Kimbrel hit one and was closer than the contestants.
Exchanging of the line ups and going over the ground rules with the umps.
Here is a look at Turner Field from our seats in section 207. 1st Row. These were cool seats with a great line of sight to the field.
Tim Hudson throwing the first pitch to the Diamondbacks Willie Bloomquist, who grounded out. Aaron Hill and Justin Upton both hit singles before Justin Kubel and Paul Goldschmidt struck out.
Justin Upton watching the ball as it lands for a single.
Chipper Jones at third.It was great to see him play at home in his final season. It is amazing how people are coming from all over to see him play one last time. Most with signs saying where they came from and how long they have watched him play. Teenagers that don’t know what a Braves roster looks like with out the name Chipper Jones on it.
Daniel Hudson throwing to the Braves Michael Bourn, Bourn wasted no time putting a run on the board as he hit a lead off home run. (1-0) Braves. Jason Heyward than hit a single but was left on base as the next 3 batters went down in order. Including 2 strike outs. Nelson Prado and Dan Uggla.
Bourn taking the home run swing.
Chipper Jones throws over to fist for the first out of the 2nd inning. Miguel Montaro lead off the 2nd with a single. Roberts hit to Jones for this out. The Braves would get the D’backs out of the first with no runs. Daniel Hudson get into double trouble in the third 3 consecutive Braves hit double in 2nd inning. They sent 9 to the plate and scored 4 runs(5-1) Braves.
Simmons called safe at second.
In the 5th inning it was time to take to the stadium and check out the stadium and view the game from different locations around the stadium.
Hudson pitches to Josh Collmenter who came in for Daniel Hudson.
The Diamond backs turn a double play in the 5th inning.
A look from left field.
The Braves fan doing the Tomahawk Chop. Ok so when 4 drunk idiots are doing it at Coors it is annoying but when you get a stadium of Braves fans doing it is kinda cool or at least interesting!
Here is a giant piece of art depicting the history of the Braves.
Aaron Hill dive into first for a single in the 9th inning.
Atlanta had Anthony Vavaro pitch in the 9th inning it was his 4th appearance with them.
That is it for the first one from Atlanta there is 1 more in Atlanta before I head north to North Carolina for a few minor league games.
This is a really cool stadium with a lot of history, tradition and passionate fans.