Tagged: Batting Practice.

McBride takes one for a ride !

8-20-2014

Kansas City Royals vs. Colorado Rockies

Game 2 of series.

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This was the second game of the series, I was at the first game of the series somehow I did not take my camera to the game and had no photos so did not do a post. The Royals did win the first game 7-4 Tyler Matzek started game 1 for the Rockies and had a pretty good outing till the 7th inning when the Rockies gave up 3 runs and K.C. too a 4-2 lead. Rex Brothers came in in the 8th and once again melted down, this time after getting 2 outs to the first 2 batters and then faced 6 more batters and let up 3 runs the Royals had a 7-2 lead. The Rockies got 2 back on a Drew Stubbs home run. James Shields started for the Royals and only gave up 2 runs and one was in the first to give the Rockies a lead in the first and the second was a Nolan Arenado homerun in the 5th.

This series I got 3 baseballs during batting practice 2 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday. The Tuesday game both came off of Brandon Barnes one was a bouncer that I picked up and caught the second. The third was hit by D.J. LeMahieu  hit about 4 rows behind me a bounced back to me.

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The second game Jorge De La Rosa was the starter for the Rockies after a lead off walk to Christian Colon he struck out Omar Infante and walked the 3rd batter Billy Butler, Josh Willingham hit into a double play to end the inning.

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Danny Duffy started for the Royals Josh Rutledge started the bottom of the 1st with a single and stole second he was stranded at second as the next 3 batters got out.

The Royals scored the first run of the game in the 2nd a lead off home run by Alex Gordon this gave the royal a 1-0 lead. They took a 2 -0 lead 4t after Willingham started off the inning with double and scored 2batters later on a Erik Kratz sac fly to right.

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Nolan Arenado got things started the bottom of the 4th off with a triple and scored on a Wilin Rosario sac fly to center. 2-1 Royals.

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Matt McBride started his first game since being called up from Colorado Spring. He came up in the 6th inning with base’s loaded and 2 outs and was put to the big league test and I think he passed! He hit a grand slam home run and the Rockies took a 5-2 lead.

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This was his 3rd career home run and 1st Grand Slam.

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Here he is celebrating with the 3 runners that were on base.

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With the 5-2 lead La Troy Hawkins came into pitch the 9th after a very good game by Jorge De La Rosa who pitched 8 innings Giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, he did walk 3 but also struck out three. He throw 103 pitches. It was great to see a starting pitcher come to bat for himself in the 7th inning! Not something we get to see much as Rockies fans. Hawkins got all 3 Royals out in the 9th and the Rockies won this game with the 5-2 to split this 2 game series with the Royals.

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The Rockies celebrate this win.

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Matt McBride gets the water bucket from teammate Charlie Blackmon.

That is it for this one. After a off day on Thursday the Rockies will have a 3 game series vs. the Miami Marlins.

See you at Coors.

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Two for Tulo and Lyle see’s the 9th!

5-5-2014

Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies

1st game of series.

My 16th game at Coors this year.

 

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Before the game I headed in and went to the Pavilions for batting practice within a few minutes. Tommy Kahnle picked up a ball from the warning track and said high and he tossed it up to me. This was only my 4th ball of the year. It was pretty cool because I usually do not get to many toss ups. Then I head over to the first base wall to see if I could get some autographs and Brandon Barnes was one of the first to sign and I had just got a photo of him printed of his triple on opening day. Charlie Blackmon and Mike McHenry signed. So while I was standing there Marc Stout from root sports came up to me and asked about the 2 photos of photos I took of Charlie Culberson on Saturday night. He said that Charlie really like him and I said I had extra copies of them on me and he said he would send him over. Charlie then came over and I gave him a the photo of his swing and the black and white of him running to second from first. He also signed a copy of each for me.

both photos appear in my post about Saturdays game:

http://roxaddict.mlblogs.com/2014/05/04/a-rockies-come-back-and-chuck-cobra-on-the-attack/

I thought that was cool that he saw the photo’s on twitter and I was able to get copies of them to him.

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Jordan Lyle started the game for the Rockies he had an incredible outing He got the first 6 batters out, that he faced and the Rangers did not get a hit off him till the 3rd inning, it was a double by Elvis Andrus.

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Martin Perez started for the Ranger he has been pitching very well this year and then he came to Coors!! After a pretty efficient 1st inning, where he struck out Brandon Barnes and got drew Stubbs and Troy Tulowitzki to ground out. The second inning things changes as Carlos Gonzalez started the inning with a a double and Nolan Arenado he a 2 run home run to left field to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead. Before this game Perez went  46 inning without having a homer hit against him and went 26 inning without giving up a run.

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with 2 outs D.J. LeMahieu hit a ball to Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. who threw to Prince Fielder at first and it thrown high and Princed got the ball and tagged D.J. the ball fell out of his glove and the umpire called him out. Walt Weiss came out and used his challenge and the call was overturned. here’s the link to the play :

http://m.mlb.com/video/v32629621/texcol-out-call-overturned-after-challenge-in-2nd/?partnerId=as_mlb_20140506_23313284

With the challenge that brought up Jordan Lyle who has been hitting well, but did strike out in the at bat. Someone said it was weird to do that to get to the pitchers spot. I thought it was a good idea, because Lyles can hit and if he got out which he did it flips the line up so Brandon Barnes would hit lead off in the 3rd. inning. Barnes did lead off the 3rd and it benefitted the Rockies when he hit a lead off double and would score  the Rockies 3rd run of the game, on a Cargo sac out.

The Rockies scored 2 additional runs in the 5th and 7th inning both the same way Drew Stubbs got the first hit of each inning a double and both were followed by a Troy Tulowitzki home run. Tulo has been hitting like crazy lately batting almost .600 at home and over .400 for the year. Once again it is great to see him hitting and playing the way we knew and expected him to hit over the past few years. He must be seeing beach balls being thrown by the pitcher. He also just won the April MLB player of the month and is making a case to get it in May as well.

The Rangers did score a run in the 6th inning. Shin-Soo Choo started the inning with a double and advanced on a Drew Stubbs error in center. Choo then scored on a Josh Wilson ground out to Tulo at short stop. The Rockies had a 7-1 lead.

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This is what a Rockies pitcher looks like pitching in the 9th inning, he almost went the distance.  He also batted, hit a single and scored the Rockies 8th run in the 8th inning. Like I said earlier he had an incredible game and kept the Rockies in this game.

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He was removed in the 9th after Beltre hit a lead off single in the 9th. He gave up 7 hits and 2 runs the second was Beltre in the 9th. He struck out 5 and only walked 1 in his full 8 innings he pitched He pitched 104 pitches 71 for strikes.

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 Nick Masset pitched the remainder of the game. Masset was just called up from Colorado Springs, the first batter he faced was Prince Fielder who he walked then Alex Rios hit into a double play. He then gave up 2 single and the second Rangers run scored. The run really did not matter when you are up by 6. I would have left Lyles in till he was in a little more trouble then just giving up a single. But the Rockies got out of the inning and took he game 8-2.

It was another great start for Lyles who has been pitching great since his call up in early April for an injured Tyler Chatwood and kept himself in the starting spot and is now 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA. The Rockies are now 20-14 and 2 games back of the first place Giants.

So that is it for this one and the Rockies have another game at home before heading to Texas for 2 and then continue on a road trip to Cincinnati and Kansas City.  I will be in Kansas City for that 2 game series first mini road trip of the year!!!

See you at Coors and Kaufman!

I also have to Thank E to the MNF’n B Yo for getting 5 guys on my 2014 team project since I was not able to make Sundays game he brought my 16×20 to the game and got me Ryan Wheeler, Chris Martin, Eric Young and Mike McHenry. Then this game got Blake Doyle while I was waiting for Charlie Culberson thanks E to the MNF’n B Yo!!!!

 

 

Nicasio has a big night at the plate and the Mound!

 

 

5-1-2014

N.Y. Mets vs. Colorado Rockies

Game 1

My 13th game at Coors this year.

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Did not do to well at batting practice today the Rockies did not take BP and the Mets was O.K. but I was never in the right place at the right time always seemed I was a section off all day!.

During BP Geoff told me he may have an extra ticket behind the Mets dugout, which was very cool of him. Many of you may remember that I was originally from N.Y. and grew up a Mets fan so that was awesome.

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The morning before the game I had to make the decision do I want to wear my normal Rockies stuff or my Mets stuff it was a tough decision but I went with my usual Rockies stuff, usually I will wear a Mets hat with my Rockies Jersey. I wish I had grabbed my Mets stuff just because of the seats! He was wearing his and got Bartolo Colons warm up ball and a gamer from Ruben Tejada hit by Justin Morneau in the 3rd.

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Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies the first batter he faced was Juan Lagares the Mets center fielder started the game with a double and it looked like Nicasio was in trouble early, But after Daniel Murphy lined out to Nolan Arenado at third David Wright lined out to Troy Tulowitzki at short and Lagares was caught off the bag at second for a double play. Nicasio got out of the inning with 11 pitches.

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Bartolo Colon was the starting pitcher for the Mets. He got Charlie Blackmon to fly out to left and then struck out Arenado. He did not have great stuff to the first 2 batters but got them out  then Carlos Gonzalez came up and took a 90 MPH to right center for a solo home run and a Rockies 1-0 lead. Tulo would end the inning flying out to left.

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Hey look David Wright at third base.

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Lucas Duda started the inning with a out and Chris Young hit a single. Here is Curtis Granderson batting in the 2nd inning after Youngs single.

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Juan Nicasio pitching with Chris Young on base. Young did steal second but did not score and Nicasio got out of the inning.

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Corey Dickerson taking a swing right before his 2 out single.

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Charlie Culberson would also hit a single and Nicasio would hit a single.

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Dickerson and Culberson both scored on the single. It was a very good hit down the right field line that may have been a double for a position player instead of a very long single. above he is giving Eric Young five after the 2 RBI single to give the Rox a 3-0 lead.

Nicasio pitched another very good inning in the 3rd and the Rockies did not score in the 3rd either.

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After a Wilin Rosario walk in the 4th Corey Dickerson threw down a bunt. IMG_2656 Which first basemen Lucas Duda fielded.

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Which was thrown past second baseman Daniel Murphy into right field.

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Culberson was then hit by a pitch.to load the bases.

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Juan Nicasio would get his third RBI of the night on a sac-fly to center.

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Scoring Rosario from third! The Rockies extended their lead 4-0.

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Charlie Blackmon would hit a single to score Dickerson and Culberson for a 6-0 Rockies lead.

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Culberson stepping on the plate for the 3rd run of the inning. It looks like he may have been out but I am not saying anything!!!!

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Nicasio kept the Mets batters to a minimum in the 5th and the Rockies picked up another run Justin Morneau got on base with a single.

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He would score on a Dickerson triple. he is being waved around by Stu Coles at third for the 7th run for the Rockies.

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Bartolo Colon was taken out of the game after the triple and was replaced by Jeurys Familia. Colon gave up 10 hits 7 runs, he did strike out 3 and walked 1 in his 4.2 innings on the mound and can’t forget the hit batter Culberson in the 4th.

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Eric Young Jr. pinch hit in the 6th for the Mets this is the first time I have seen him play for the Mets. Last year when the Mets came for the make up game I was in N.Y. and missed the game at Coors.

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Juan Nicasio did walk hime and here he is turning around at second on a Lagares fly ball to right field which was caught by Brandon Barnes who came into the game in the 5th for Cargo. Blackmon moved to center from right and Dickerson moved from center to left.

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Juan Nicasio pitched a full 7 inning and Chad Bettis came in for the 8th inning. Nicasio besides going 1 for 2 at the plate with 3 RBI’s he pitched a pretty good game also! Not giving up any runs on 3 hits striking out 3 and kept his pitch count very good for him 95 pitches in 7 innings. Bettis after getting 2 quick outs in the 8th walked Bobby Abreu. Who scored on a Juan Lagarase double. 7-1 Rox

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Jose Valverde pitched the 8th inning for the Mets.

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You know you have a good lead in the 8th when the relief pitcher is batting in his spot with 2 outs! He did strike out and came back out to pitch the 9th.

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After another inning of 2 quick outs Chad Bettis gave up a single to Chris Young and then another to Curtis Granderson. Travis d’Arnaud then hit a 3 run home run the Rockies still had a 7-4 lead.

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d’Arnaud passing Mets 3rd base coach Tim Teuful after his 9th inning 3 run home run.

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Ruben Tejada flew out to Barnes in right to end the game with the Rockies winning with the 7-4 score. This was a great game by Nicasio and was awesome to sit behind the Mets dugout. Thanks again Geoff.

After the game I headed to the players entrance and got to say hey to The Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez and got Tim Teuful to sign a card for me. He was a really nice guy and it was cool meeting another player that played on the 1986 World series team for the Mets.

I will be at Coors for the remainder of the series and home stand see you at Coors!

 

3 homeruns and this game was done.

4-22-2014

Giants vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series

My 11th Game at Coors

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Last Year on this date the Rockies played the coldest game in MLB history against the Atlanta Braves. Today it was 72 degrees at first pitch.

This game started pretty well for me I found a Easter egg (Baseball) while walking into the pavilions and then caught a second during the Giants batting practice. I also got Carlos Gonzalez on my 2014 team project now I only need 4 players, Troy Tulowitzki, Corey Dickerson, Michael Cuddyer and Nolan Arenado. I also need 2 coaches EY and Blake Doyle.

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Franklin Morales pitched this pitchers battle for the Rockies. He struck out the Giants first batter Angel Pagan. The Giants did get 1 runner and that was Buster Posey who hit a single.

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Troy Tulowitzki got the first run o the game in the 4th a solo home run in the 4th. It is nice to see him hit a somewhat timely homer. Usually his homers are solo when we already have a lead!

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Morales contributed offensively in the 4th as well getting on base on a Brandon Belt error at first.

 In the 5th Hunter Pence did the same to get the Giants on the board and the game tied at 1.

Nolan Arenado then hit the third solo homer of the game in the 5th to lead off the 5th inning and the Rockies would take a 2-1 lead. This was a very low scoring game and there were a total of 17 hits by both teams but just the 3 runs so that is about hit for this one. Morales pitched well and kept working out of innings and preventing runners from scoring. Bumgarner pitched all 8 innings for the Giants the Rockies used 4 pitches, Ottavino and Brothers in the 8th and Hawkins in the 9th.

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So that is it for this game, short sweet and a win can’t ask for anything more!

 

Chatwood dominates Phillies and a night of typical Tulo!

4-18-2014

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies

My 7th Coors Game of the year.

 

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After Heading in I headed towards the pavilions for batting practice and did not get any baseballs. The Rockies had an OK BP and the Phillies was very uneventful. After I went to the wall on the first base side and was able to get Drew Stubs on my team project. Which leaves me with only 8 more guys I need on it including 2 coaches Eric Young and Blake Doyle.

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Tyler Chatwood was the staring pitcher for the Rockies he pitched very well in the first he had Ben Revere ground out to start the game and then walked Jimmy Rollins. Chase Utley the only player to hit a fly ball off Chatwood to the outfield  the whole time he pitched. Ryan Howard also grounded out and the inning was over.

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Eric Young came out for the bottom of the 1st. and did he usual high five down the line.

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Jonathan Pettibone was the starter for the Phillies.

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It did not take long for the Rockies to get to him once again Charlie (Chuck Naszty) Blackmon kept it Nazty with a lead off single he started the game with a .411 batting average and raised he average to .426 by the end of the game.

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Drew Stubbs then hit a single, Carlos Gonzalez hit a very hard line drive to Utley at second for the first out of the inning.

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After Tulo took a 14 pitch at bat and walked Justin Morneau hit a GRDB to left to score Blackmon and Stubbs for a 2-0 lead.

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Tyler Chatwood Struck out both Marlon Byrd and Dominic Brown in the second followed by a ground out to Arenado at third for a very quick inning throwing only 11 pitches.

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The Rockies offense stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 2nd with a 4-0 lead and once again Blackmon hit a single and Cargo would score and then Troy Tulowitzki did what he does best hits a homer with a already big lead! It is great that we got tacos in only the second inning but we were up by 4. I would like to see him hit the 3 run homer when we are down by 2 in the 8th or 9th to give the team the lead after being behind. He always performs best when we already have the lead and rarely in the clutch when hits and runs are needed. So TYPICAL TULO!

In another quick inning Chatwood got all three Phillies batters too ground out throwing only 9 pitches. The Rox did not score in the 3rd, but Tulo hit a double to score the Rockies 8th run of the game. Once again TYPICAL  TULO. Now it has always been this way with him adds runs to already big leads. He does always have the numbers but it when he gets the numbers that drives me crazy. he also hit a single in the 6th that scored the Rockies 9th run of the game so he did go 3 for 3 with a walk and 5 RBI’s but all 5 were with a lead of 4 or more.

The Phillies did get to Chatwood slightly in the 6th, after we started to notice he had a No- No going. With 2 outs in the 5th and it looking like he would have another great inning Carlos Ruiz hit a ball to Arenado at third that he either kicked or just missed with his glove and hit him for a error and only the 2nd runner for the Phillies of the game. Ruiz then scored on a Jason Nix single and the Rockies had a 9-1 lead.

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Former Rocky and current Phillies Jeff Manship came into start the 7th inning for the Phillies. He was the 4th pitcher for the Phillies at this point after getting the first 2 batters Rosario and Arenado out D.J. LeMahieu hit a single and Manship was taken out of the game. D.J. would later score the 10th run of the game for the Rockies, he scored on a Blackmon single.

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Blackmon went 3 for 5 with an RBI and scored twice, he now has a .426 batting average 3 weeks into the season is very good with 61 at bats.

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After Chatwood was taken out of the game after 7 Chad Bettis pitched the 8th and Matt Belisle came out to pitch the 9th.

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 Belisle would strike out Ryan Howard for the third out in the 9th to end the game. The Rockies went on to win this game 12-1

Tulo was named player of the game which I found as B.S. because of when the runs and hit came but what are you going to do. I thought Morneau or Blackmon could of been it just as well because with out them getting hits and on base in the first we would not of had the 4-0 led when Tulo came up in the 2nd. How about 5 innings of no hit baseball for Chatwood does that not count for anything in this game he held the Phillies to 2 hits and 1 run in 7 innings of pitching. Which is incredible for a Rockies pitcher at Coors since it is such a hitters ballpark( sense the sarcasm)! He pitched a great game way to go Chatty great to see you back with great stuff!!!

That is it for this one I will be at Coors all week, remember to tip your waiters and waitresses!!!!!!

See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Giants get the best of Bettis.

8-27-2013

Giants vs. Rockies

Game 2 of Series

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After a beer at Jackson with the incognito Rockpile Ranter it was time to head in and see how batting practice would pan out.  It was another day of almost immediately baseballs heading out into the pavilion. one landed a section in front of me as I was heading in and someone else just edged me out of picking it up. After putting down my bag I did get one pretty soon afterwards. It was a bouncer that I was able to pick up in the first row. With the Rockies still batting I got a second bouncer. After I got that one I said to someone:” that I have been getting baseball but have not caught one in a while”. Within about 2 minutes I got my 3rd ball of the day a catch! It was my first catch in over a month. The Rockies then ended their batting practice and the Giants started, with a small crowd and knowing how the first Giants group did the day before I thought I was going to have a record day. I have gotten 4 baseball once before and was looking to tie that or break it. Unfortunately this day it was not going to happen beside a few close calls I did not get any more baseballs.

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Chad Bettis was the starting pitcher for the Rockies this was his 6th start at the major league level. He came into this game with  0-2 record. Before coming up he was 3-4 in Tulsa this year. This game he started with 2 quick outs getting both Gregor Blanco and Marco Scutaro to ground out. Brandon Belt was then got on base with a single and then the runs started coming in first Hunter Pence hit one of the longest home runs I have seen hit at Coors for 2 runs. Pablo Sandoval continued scoring with a solo home run to give the Giants a 3-0 lead.

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Yusmeiro Petit was the starter for the Giants This was his second start for them. As others have said it was a strong start he allowed 1 base runner in the first 2 innings. D.J. LeMahieu in the first but Troy Tulowitzki hit into a double ply to end the inning. He did also get Corey Dickerson to strike out in the first and Wilin Rosario to end the second inning.

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Todd Helton hitting a ball in the 2nd inning trying to get 1 hit closer to the 2500 career hits. This one was actually a fly out to Hunter Pence in right field. I have been trying to photo graph all of Todd’s at bats this week so I can get his 2500 hit I just hope if I do get it looks like the above photo with the ball still in frame! He is just 3 hits away.

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The Rockies did get some hits and a run off of Petit in the 3rd inning. Nolan Arenado started it off with a single and scored on a Charlie Blackmon double. (3-1) Giants

Tulowitzki started the 4th inning off by hitting a single and after scoring it brought the Rockies with in 1 of the Giants (3-2)

the Giants added a run in the 6th Brandon Belt scored on a Hector Sanchez single (4-2) Giants

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Helton trying to once again get a little closer to 2500! This one was a fly out to right field in the 6th inning. He also had a chance in the 4th but was walked.

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With 1 out in the 6th Wilin Rosario tried to get things going with a single, here he is clapping at first. He did not score after Arenado grounded out and Charlie Blackmon popped out to end the inning. Wilin was 3 for 4 with a double this game and 1 RBI.

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Ex- Rockies Javier Lopez came into pitch for the Giants in the 8th inning. He struck out Helton and was than taken out of the game and replaced by Santiago Casilla. Yusmeiro Petit pitch 6 complete innings. Giving up 6 hits 2 runs walking 3 and striking out 6. A very good outing for only a second start in the Majors. The Rockies did seem to waste a bunch of opportunities to score only scoring 1 in the 4th leaving 3, a Rosario double in the 8th that was with 1 out and he did not score and a few other innings that could have amounted to a run or 2 more throughout the game. They did score a 3rd run in the 7th and so did the Giants. (5-3) Giants

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Sergio Romo pitched the 9th for the Giants and put the Rockies down in order to end the game with the 5-3 final.

That was it for this game got 1 more left in this series and will be at Coors all week-end for the Reds Series.

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After the game I took a photo of the banner that Alise had signed before the game by Todd Helton. It is a large banner he gave a great autograph on it.

So once again see you at Coors and thanks for reading.

MiscHugh in Rox Debut!

7-27-2013

Brewers vs. Rockies

Game 2.

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So today I tried something a little different instead of rushing to the stadium to be there for 4 O’clock when the gates opened I left my house about 4:10 and got into the stadium about 4:45. I missed the Rockies BP and the Brewers were hitting when I got into Coors. With in about 10 minutes of being there I got a BP baseball. Not bad for slacking and showing up 45 minutes late! Not that this will start a new trend of showing up late, it just shows sometimes I don’t have to put in as much time to get a ball.

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Today was the Rockies debut of Colin McHugh he was the pitcher we had gotten from the Mets for Eric Young Jr. McHugh has been in the majors before with not much success, His best game was last Aug. in his MLB debut against the Rockies at Citifield in NY. He has been pitching well in Triple A Las Vegas this year with a 3-2 record. After being traded the Rockies optioned him to Double A Tulsa. He was brought up to see if he could fill the Rockies available starting spot. which has been kind of revolving door this season for the Rockies.

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Before warm ups Todd Helton stopped and signed a few autographs. As usual when he signs it was a mob of people rushing over to where he was. I came close to getting one this time but did not. I do have a few cards for him to sign but nothing that is important to finishing team sets or anything.

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Here is Colin McHugh throwing his first pitch to Rickie Weeks. It was a fastball for a called strike. Not a bad start but that did not last long the second pitch was a ball and the third was a hit to left field resulting into a double and later a run. weeks advanced to third on a Norichika Aoki sac-bunt and scored on a Jean Segura single. Jonathan Lucroy hit another double for the Brewers 2 batters later and that put Segura on 3rd., he would than score on a Carlos Gomez sac-fly to right. Lucroy scored on a Caleb Gindl  double for a 3-0 Brewers lead.

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Segura diving back  to first after his single.

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Here is Segura sliding at home for the Brewers second run.

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Jim Wright visiting the Mound in the first inning.

The Rockies hitter did not do much in the first against the Brewers starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny. Dexter Fowler flew out to right to start the inning and then D.J. LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki both struck out.

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Tulo discussing the called strike with home plate umpire Dana Demuth.

McHugh settled down a little in the 4th only facing 3 batters, he did get a slightly inside on Jean Segura who got hit by a pitch but did not get the base because it was during a swing for a strike.

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The Rockies tried to get the game back in the 6th. here is D.J. LeMahieu sliding into home for the first Rockies run of the game on a Tulo single.

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The Brewers would get a 7th run in the 7th. a solo home run by Lucroy off Adam Ottavino. Ottavino came in to pitch in the 6th inning.  McHugh went 5 full innings giving up 6 runs on 9 hits walking 1 and striking out 2. Ottavino pitched the 6th and 7th the only hit he allowed was the home run to Lucroy.

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Corey Dickerson pinch hit for the pitcher in the 7th. He hit a single with one out.

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Dexter Fowler reached also in the 7th on an error by first baseman  Francisco. He would get out after LeMahieu hit into a double play to end the inning. The Brewers manager did come out to argue the call with first base umpire Cory Blaser.

The Rockies did get a run in the 8th. another one of those To Little to late solo home runs to lead off the inning by Tulo. Glad to see him hitting but where are these home runs with runners on when we are down by 3.

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Jim Henderson pitching for the brewers in the 9th inning. he was the Brewers 4th pitcher of the night. Their starter Gorzelanny went 6 innings and was responsible for 4 of the Rockies runs. IMG_2578Henderson would strike out both Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.

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Jonny Herrera came into pinch hit for the pitchers spot but flew out to right to end the game. So the Rockies let this one get away with a bad pitching attempted by McHugh and lack of runs support even know they did score 5. The final was 7-5 and that was it for game to against the Brew Crew.

Still playing catch up with the last home series. While I am writing this the Rockies are getting ready for game 2 against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. After the very bad series in Atlanta they did get the first game against the Pirates who have been real hot lately lets hope they can cool them down this week since they have to face them back at Coors next week.

I would also like to thank everone who follows the Rox Addict blog once again I made the top 50 at #42 for the month of July.

Till then I will see you at Coors.

Also remember you still have time to answer the Roxivus trivia Question just email me the answer rox_addict@yahoo.com

You can find the question in this link: http://roxaddict.mlblogs.com/2013/07/23/roxivus-whatever-that-means-and-game-one-of-the-cubs-series/

I am going to have the winner pick the prize there are a few autographs and some 20th anniversary items up for grabs.