Tagged: Colin McHugh

Rox hold off the Cards, for a series opening win.

7-16-2013

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies

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Today I got to the game a little later than usual since I came from work and got out a little late so BP was a bust and I than headed over to the wall.

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Todd Helton announced his retirement after the season before the game and he signed autographs.

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Colin McHugh was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. This was his second start with the Rockies and only his 5th appearance of the year. Matt Carpenter started  this game against McHugh with an infield single.

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The single was on this deflected ball by troy Tulowitzki.

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Lance Lynn was the starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He started the game by walking Corey Dickerson, who scored 2 batters later on a Tulo single. (1-0) Rox

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Todd Helton came to the plate to a standing ovation from the Coors crowd. he would strike out to end the second inning for the Rockies.

The Cardinals scored a run in the 5th to tie the game at 1.

Colin McHugh pitched 5 complete innings giving up , run 4 hits, striking out 2.

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The Rockies got out of the 6th inning with a double play, Matt Holliday hit a ball to….

IMG_5354D.J. LeMahieu who threw to Josh Rutledge at second…

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…to Helton at first. Nolan Arenado was taken out of the game in the 3rd, D.J. LeMahieu moved to third and Josh Rutledge came into play second. Nolan was taken out because of an injury to his finger.

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Rutledge getting on base with a single in the 7th inning. The Rockies would score their second run of the game this inning when Wilin Rosario scored on a Charlie Blackmon single (2-1) Rox

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Lance Lynn was taken out of the game in the 7th. he pitched 6 1/3. Giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 4.

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After Drew Pomeranz pitched after McHugh and was then replaced by Matt Belilse Chad Bettis pitched in the 8th.

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Matt Carpenter hit a double in the 8th to score Pete Kozma.

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That would tie up the game at 2.

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During a pitching change or middle of an inning they did a Todd Helton plays on the score board.

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Batting in the 8th he had one of his not so great plays running into an out at home. The Rockies scored a run on a Wilin Rosario single scoring Tulo that advanced Todd to third.

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Charlie Blackmon hit a double to score Tyler Chatwood . Chatwood was pinch running for Rosario. (4-2) Rox

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John Axford pitching for the Cardinals in the 8th inning with some snazzy retro high sox. just had to try to work the word snazzy into this post!

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Charlie Blackmon scouring after a Ryan Wheeler single that also scored Rutledge. (6-2) Rox

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Ryan Wheel giving Rene Lacheman a fist bump after his 2 RBI single.

That is it for this one from the first game of the Cardinals series. The Rockies won this one 6-2.

I was at all 4 of these games and will be getting up the rest of the games and all the remaining games at Coors for the season.

Thanks for checking out the blog and see you at Coors!

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.

IMG_2511Wilin Rosario hit his 14th home run of the season scoring 3 runs to bring the Rockies within 2 of the Brewers (6-4) Brewers

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.