March 18, 2001 My First game @Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick.
After being on a plane for 2 hour and arriving in Arizona I headed to SRF@TS. The Rockies played the Brewers. When I arrived, I first headed over to the D’backs side to try to snag some BP balls. As I was walking up the last ball of BP was hit over the wall. So I did not get anything. So then I head back to the Rockies side of the complex and they were getting ready for their BP. That was a bust considering you can’t get to many baseballs on the Rockies side due to a fence behind their practice field.Also tried to stay by a roped off area figuring I would get some autographs it turns out the players really don’t pass to close to this area. After the gates had opened I headed in for my first look at SRF@TS . Of course I used the Rockies entrance.
Rockies Minor League Players by the batting cages on the Rockies walkway leading to the Rockies Gate.
One of the LED boards on the 1st backside
Hey “D” look there are hosers!!!
Member of the SRF@TS grounds crew getting the field ready.
The Salt River Field @ talking stick Logo Behind home plate.
Todd Heltons glove and warm up bat. Along the first baseline.
Rockies Prospect Charlie Blackmon stretching. He was the player that won the game for the Rox in the 1st game at SRF@TS.
Jonny Herrera looking at his power drink very confusingly in the Rockies Dugout.
Charlie Blackmon signing autos. Here is my creative close up BNW to show off my mad photos skillz!!!!!!!
A look in the Rockies Dugout right before the game against the Brewers.
Now it was game time. The starting Pitcher for the Rockies was Gregg Reynolds.The 1st batter for the Brewers was 2nd baseman Reggie Weeks who hit a fly out to Centerfield.
“The Deuce” Troy Tulowitzki field a pop fly from Ryan Braun for the 3rd out of the first inning.
Seth Smith scoring the Rox 1st run in the first inning after a Cargo double.
After the Rockies scored 5 runs in the 1st the Brewers take out starting pitcher Perralta. in #48 Dillard.
So during the pitching change it was time for a brew break. Ok so I did not get a beer from Capt. Earthman. But what great timing for this super hero of adult beverages.
So in the 1st the Rox scored 5 and sent 10 batters to the plate. The brewers did not respond to the 4th inning when they scored their first run when Braun hit a single that scored Reggie Weeks from 2nd. The brewers ended up scoring a bunch.
Ben Paulson makes an out for the Rox in the 3rd
catcher Mike Mckenry and relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom chilling in the bullpen..
Matt Lindstrom Pitching late in the game.
The final score was (9-7) Rockies at the end of the game.
Rockies celebrate their victory over the Brewers
Mike Mckenry sign autos before the game.
A look at Salt River Field @ Talking Stick
Dan and Emily were at the game today good to see you guys.
And the this guy was there too. Robert wearing his Jimmy Buffett best!!!!
Thats it that was my first day at Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick. Keep checking back as I post about the Rox against the Reds @ Goodyear Ballpark, Rox Vs. Angels @SRF@TS and a special on the Diamond backs side of the complex.
I am the Rox Addict and I am High on life in the desert!!!!!!!