Cincinnati Reds Vs. Colorado Rockies
Coors Field. I finally returned!!! Only missed 18 at this point at Coors for the year, 14 because of the road trip. As I am writing this I am missing my 19th. This was 34th game at Coors for the year.
Today being my first game back at Coors in over a month I was really looking foreward to batting practice thanks to the early evening storm, that did not happen. So after hanging out in the pavillions we headed over to the first base line.
Today Josh Rutledge signed this was the first time I have seen him at Coors. I did get to see him play when I was in Tulsa at the end of June and met him in at Jackson’s Thursday at Dex and friends. He seems like a really nice guy and hope he stays around and does well with the team.
Jordan Pacheco throwing to Michael Cuddyer during warm ups.
Josh Rutledge also throwing.
I was not the only one returning to Coors this night so was Todd Helton after being on the D.L.. Here he is leading the team to the field for the start of the game.
Drew Pomeranz started for the Rockies, He had a great first inning sitting the Reds down in order. This game was a pitching battle for the first few innings so there was not many highlights for the first few innings. The first batter the Reds got on base was in the 2nd and that was a walk to Ryan Ludwick.
Michael Cuddyer catching a Scott Rolen hit ball in the second.
Bronson Arroyo pitching in the 2nd inning again the Rockies went down in order.
Josh Rutledge came to bat in the 3rd inning. He did ground out in the inning.
After a single in the 4th. Brandon Phillips slides into second after a Jay Bruce sac fly.
Cargo puts an end to Arroyo’s not so no, no, in the 4th.
Cargo reaching first succefully for the first Rockies runner in the game. He would be stranded and the Rockies did not score. ( spoiler alert) ohh wait everybody does already know the Rockies did not score the whole game. So if you are reading hoping there is magic you can stop reading now if you just want to see photos and a write up of a Rockies loss you may now continue!!!
Rosario got on base after a Helton single in the 5th inning. Helton was called out on Rosario’s hit (fielders Choice).
Here he is being called safe. As Helton gets up after getting out at second.
Jordan Pacheco also hit a double in the 5th sending Rosario to third both would remain on base in the inning.
Jim Tracy and the infield head to the mound in the 6th. Drew Pomeranz pitched well beside letting up 2 runs in the 4th he had 3 3 up 3 down innings. He struck out 5, anly walked 1, He did let up 3 runs on 7 hits. There was 2 men on base when he was removed from the game.
Adam Ottavino got the ball in the 6th.
Here he is pitching to Todd Frazier. Ottavino would strike out Frazier.
The third run of the inning was scored on a passed ball. (3-0) Reds.
Dex taking a swing in the 6th. He grounded out for the first out of the inning. Carlos Gonzalez got another hit in the 6th. This was for a double he had a good night going 2 for 4.
O.K. said I was not going to do this anymore but yes still creepy!!!!
Matt Reynolds came in and pitched to Jay bruce in the 8th and was done. Bruce grounded out to first and matt was removed. Mike ekstrom came in and pitched the rest of the 8th. sitting both Reds he faced down.
In the 8th Marco Scutaro sent one to left center that was missed by Ryan Ludwick. Scutaro would advance to third on a wild pitch and as it is already known he did not score. That would be Scutaro’s last at bat for the Rockies he was traded to the Giants immediately after the game. As a Rockie he played in 95 games hit .271 with 30 RBI’s and 4 home runs. He was always a hard hitter and besides his horrible running mistake in Texas he was not that bad of a player.
Arodlis Chapman came in to close for the Reds in the 9th he was almost lights out striking out Helton with 3 pitches, Rosario with 3 and Pacheco did get a single off the 100+ mph pitching. Josh Rutledge also struck out to end the game. Since comimg up about 2 years ago Chapman went from a high speed pitcher with not much control to a very controlled pitcher with a slider with a almost 24 mph difference slow from his 100+ mph fast ball. He threw it 86 mph.
Well that is it for this one! I will be at Coors on Sunday which is photo day and is always a fun day!
Til than see you at Coors!
Despite the loss it is great to be home.