Angels Vs. Rockies
My 29th Game at Coors
Batting Practice started off fast and furious with the Rockies hitting them out almost immediately. Carlos Gonzalez hit a few opposite field to the pavilions. The next group had Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson in it Colvin hit a few out opposite field also and Nelly was crushing them. The Angel also hit many out I got 1 from them. Once again somebody got hit not paying attention out there. I can’t say it enough if you see people standing around with glove most likely there is a chance of a baseball being hit near, by or at you!!!. If you can’t catch it don’t try because when you miss it, it will hit somebody else. It has been very crowded out there so just keep an eye on the field.
So I am going to make this one somewhat short!
Alex White was the starting pitcher for the Rockies he pitched OK not to bad too good. C.J Wilson was the starting pitcher for the Angles He pitched real well!
Here is Tori Hunter batting in the 1st. He grounded out. He would hit a HR in the 3rd and 5th with Mike Trout on base both times. (4-0) Angles. He also had 6 of the Angels RBI’s.
Hey look it’s Albert Pujols. He hit a double in the 3rd and 9th inning.
The Rockies were hit less against the C.J. Wilson for 4 innings.
Helton made a great play in the 2nd to flip the ball to White to get Howie Kendrick out.
Michael Cuddyer sent one for a ride in the 2nd, but it was caught by Tori Hunter in right.
Bob Apodaca heads out to the mound in the 3rd. after Alex White got roughed up.
He continued to pitch.
Wilson pitches to Dexter Fowler in the 4th, Dex would strike out all 3 outs were struck. Cargo did break up the No-No if you can call it a No-No in the 4th with a bunt base hit.
Helton would hit a double to lead off the 5th. That was his 565th lifetime 22nd all time in doubles. He would be caught tagging up at 3rd after a Jordan Pacheco fly out.
Marco Scutaro hit a double in the 6th to score Eric Young Jr. who pinch hit for White. (4-1) Angels.
Marco Scutaro slides into second.
Esmil Rogers pitched in the 9th for the Rockies and was taken out. This may have been his last appearance at Coors. He was designated for assignment with no more options. The Angels scored 3 in the inning(7-1) Angels Rogers started the inning strong but was haunted with 2 outs. after that the only person that did not get a hit off him was Mike Trout who he hit with a 90+MPH pitch.
There was a ray of hope for the Rox in the 9th. With 2 outs Helton hit a single and Pacheco hit a triple to score him. (7-2) Angels.
Wilin popped one up to shallow left that looked like may have been a problem, but wasn’t and was caught to end the game the Rockies lost.
As I a writing this the Rockies also lost the second game of the series. 11-5
This was only the 3rd game I did not attend at Coors this year.
Well another one is done. Only a few weeks away from my 2012 road trip. I will post a schedule soon, but I will say, It will kick off in Tulsa and I will be at 2 against the Rangers.
I will be at Coors for the remainder of the home stand so see you at Coors.
Kansas City Royals Vs. Anaheim Angels
Tempe Diablo Stadium
This was the first game of two for the day!
When we arrived at the stadium we watched a bit of batting practice which was across the parking lot from the stadium. Only one ball was hit out in about the 10 minutes or so we were out there.
“D” and Jim outside Tempe Diablo Stadium
After entering the stadium I headed down to the Royals side of the field down the 3rd base-line.
Royals out-fielder Lorenzo Cain signing autographs.
Royals Mitch Maier catches a throw during warm ups.
After a little while out there I headed over to the Angels side of the field.
View of Tempe Diablo from the 1st base line.
Former Rockie Chris Iannetta was stretching out there.
Jered Weaver long tossing with Chris Iannetta.
Newest Angel Albert Pujols takes the field.
Jered Weaver and Chris Iannetta heading to the Dugout.
Umpire Kerwin Danley Talks to Angels Coach.
Danley has 14 years MLB experience as an umpire.
Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy throws to The Angels Erick Aybar
Tempe Diablo Stadium from behind Home-plate
I believe this is Aybar caught stealling caught stealing 3rd.
Weaver pitching in the 2nd inning.
Lorenzo Cain stepping on the plate after his 2nd inning.
A look from the berm in left center.
I-man taking a swing.
Pitching change for the Royals.
The Angels starters leaving around the 7th inning.
Later in the game behind HP a very cool usher at Tempe Diablo let us sit in seats back there. We sat there for about a inning before the game ended.
The Angels Won this game 7-4.
Iannetta went 1 for 2 with a double and 2RBI’s nice to see him settle in with the new team.
The Attn: 8589
Few more left from Spring Training including game 2 from this day The Giants vs. Rockies at Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick.
and the last game from Spring Training for me Cubs Vs. Rockies at Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick.