Tagged: Autograph Sunday

Rain, Rain go away and come back another….No,No just go away!


Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 3

Today was a autograph Sunday and they had to do it on the concourse which always adds to the craziness. The signers for todays game was Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Martin, Corey Dickerson and Eddie Butler. I got on Eddie Butlers line because I needed him on my team project and got him. I then got on Corey Dickerson’s line because I have a photo of him that I took in Ashville in 2011 after he hit a walk-off to win a game against the Greenville Drive.


Jorge De La Rosa Started for the Rockies. This start was not a very good start for him he started the game by walking Chone Figgins and Hanley Ramirez. With the 2 runners on Adrian Gonzalez struck out and things looked like they were picking up for him till Matt Kemp came to the plate. Kemp hit a 2 run triple to left-field.  That gave the Dodgers a 2 to 0 lead. Jorge struck out the next 2 batters Scott Van Slyke and Jamie Romak. 7 of the first 9 outs were strike outs for him and it seemed like he was getting the strike outs but was going very deep into counts with batters. in the first inning he went 6 or more photos with everyone but Kemp.


Hanley Ramirez batting in the 1st inning.


Matt Kemp before hitting his 2 run triple.

Because of the rain the photos were kind of limited.


Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher for the dodgers and he pretty much owned the Rockies striking out the side in the 1st inning, by only throwing 13 pitch’s.


Troy Tulowitzki argues the called strike 3 to end the first inning. Seems to be a very familiar photo lately. I feel like I am taking it a lot.


Clayton Kershaw going into his wind up while pitching in the 2d inning. He did continue to strike out all 3 batters in the 2nd inning as well but the Rockies did get 2 hits off him in the inning, singles hit by  Wilin Rosario and D.J. LeMahieu.

The Rockies got within 1 run of the Dodgers in the 4th inning on another familiar thing by Tulo and that was a lead off solo home run in the 4th inning. The Rain continued to fall and Jorge’s pitch count continued to rise!


Jorge was removed from the game in the 6th inning with 1 out and 2 men on. In the inning after getting the first out Hanley Ramirez hit a home run that is now being tracked by NORAD. It was hit towards the concourse and I think they said it was 472 feet and after the bounce ended up in Blackhawk! this still has not been confirmed but I think it hit someone sitting at a Penny slot machine.

Matt Belilse continued the imploding ways of the bullpen after he aloud 2 singles that scored 3 runs. 3 of those runs were charged to Jorge and he was responsible for 5 of the 6 runs. Jorge did strike out a total of 8 batters and walked 4.


The game then went into a a 1:35 minute rain delay and then was called because of the field conditions. This game probably should have been put into a delay earlier and that may have saved the field and may have saved the Rockies from giving up the 4 runs in the 6th inning. The rain did let up but when they pulled the tarp the field was a mess and the game was called.

So that is it by this run and rain saturated game. The Rockies are back at it for the next for game against the Atlanta Braves.

See you at Coors!


Rockies put up a Phight against the Phillies!


Phillies vs. Rockies

Game 3 of Series my 9th of the year at Coors 10th with the Springs.



Today being a Autograph Sunday we got autographs the 4 signers were D.J. LeMahieu, Rex Brothers, Tommy Kahnle and Drew Stubbs. I had all 4 on my team project already so I only had a 8×10 of Drew Stubbs to be signed. I then had Carlos and his wife help me get a Ryne Sandberg auto after seeing him outside the stadium and him not signing Friday night and not getting him Saturday when he did sign after the game. I asked if they could bring a ball down behind home plate because they had tickets that allowed them to go down on the field behind home plate. They were able to get it for me and that was awesome of them! Thanks Again!


The Ryne Sandberg signed baseball!

Before the game at the wall I also got Brandon Barnes and Josh Rutledge on my team project which only leaves me with 5 Players I need on it and 2 coaches. I also got the Opening Day photo of Charlie Blackmon after hitting his homerun photo signed and he signed it 6/6 O.D. 2014.

The Photo is in this link of Opening Day!


Thanks Tanya for the assist on the Rutty !

After the autograph it was time for the game!

IMG_1892 Juan Nicasio started for the Rockies today. This was his 4th start of the year. He has been pitching well this season and has 2 wins and no loses. He started the game with a ground out by Ben Revere to Nolan Arenado at third. The second batter Jimmy Rollins got the Phillies on the board fast with a solo home run. Nicasio kept it together well and went on to strike out Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd. He did give up a single between the 2 strike outs to Ryan Howard.


Roberto Hernandez started for the Phillies. Charlie Blackmon struck out to start the inning. Brandon Barnes followed with a single he would later score on a Justin Morneau single to tie the game at 1.


Brandon Barnes dives back to first.

The Phillies would score 2 more in the 3rd Ryan Howard hit a home run scoring himself and Utley to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. The Rockies did fight back in the bottom of the inning and scored 3 of there own. Charlie Blackmon lead off the inning by being hit by a pitch. Brandon Barnes got on base with his second single of the game, but would be out at second on a Carlos Gonzalez hit. Barnes did a very good job of breaking up the play at second and  prevented the double play.


Troy Tulowitzki had a very timely hit with a double scoring Blackmon. The Rockies then tied the game with a Morneau ground out to first scoring Cargo from third. A Nolan Arenado single scored Tulo and the Rockies had a 4-3 lead.


Arenado did get caught between first and second during Josh Rutledge’s at bat and ended the inning. The play was a  1,3,6,1,4,2,5. Just incase you were wondering how it was scored!

Nicasio got all 3 batters out in the 4th. Josh Rutledge then Lead off the 4th inning since Arenado made the last out in the 3rd.


Rutledge standing up after sliding into second. He did remain on base and did not score in the inning.

Nicasio had another good inning in the 5th. He did walk Jimmy Rollins but struck out Utley for the second time in the game to end the inning.


During Pacheco’s at bat in the 4th he tipped a ball offs Wil Nieves  foot. Here is the Phillies trainer and Manager Ryne Sandberg checking him out. He did stay in the game.


Blackmon takes a pitch for a ball during his 4th inning at bat.

The Rockies scored 2 in the 5th to give them a 6-3 lead. Brandon Barnes scored on a Cargo double.


Jimmy Rollins dive back to first after his walk in the 5th.


Ryan Howard leads off the 6th with a triple here he is sliding into third. It was not exactly the prettiest slide I have ever seen!


After Marlon Byrd hit a single after the Howard triple Juan Nicasio was removed from the game. Howard did score on the Byrd single. (6-4) RoxByrd scored on a Freddie Galvis single and the Rox still had a 6-5 lead.


Rex Brothers came in after Nicasio in the 6th.

 Pacheco also started the bottom of the 6th inning with a triple, but was caught between third and home on a Corey Dickerson single and then Corey was called out after a review at second because his foot came off the bag at second.


Cargo was removed from the game in the 6th after running out  pop fly to end the 6th inning for the Rockies.


Boone Logan started the 7th for the Rockies.

3 more runs in the 7th for the Phillies and a 8-6 lead. Ottavino finished the 7th for the Rockies.  The Rockies tied the game at 8 in the 7th with a Morneau 2 run home run. The Phillies took the lead back in the 8th with 2 runs. (10-8) Phillies

Charley Blackmon tried to get things going for the Rockies again with a solo home run to make the score 10-9. Drew Stubbs hit a double but was left on base with Tulo who walked in the inning. Tulo did reach base 5 times this game went 3 for 3 and walked 2 times. He also hit a double in the 7th. He was on base for the Morneau homer.


Jonathan Papelbon pitched the 9th for the Phillies.


Here he is shaking hands with Wil Nieves after Blackmon made the last out of the game or was it!!!


The umps reviewed this one and it did stay as it was called on the field and the game was over and the Phillies won 10-9. The Rockies did take the series 2-1. This game was a real rollercoaster of great offence and bad running O.K. by Nicasio which kept the Rockies in the game and then the bullpen falling apart. And the bats trying to take back the lead and then falling short this was an exciting game with not the out come we would like but the Rockies did fight to keep them close.

Another note is that Ryan Howard almost hit for the cycle he hit a single in the first, Homer in the 3rd, triple in the 6th and did end up on 2nd in the 7thbut it was ruledo a single and an error on Barnes in right advanced him to second. Rollins was also a triple awy from one also.

The Rockies are back at .500 with a 10-10 record and are 3rd in the west 2.5 games behind the Dodgers who are in first and 1 behind the Giants.

So that is it for this one the Giants will be in town for 3 the next 3 days.

See You at Coors!