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Photo Day 2013 and some free baseball in this rollercoaster of a game!

6-1-2013

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series.

My I lost count game of the year.

Today was photo day this was the 3rd year I have attended photo day at Coors. I have also been to one in 2010 at Spring Training in Tucson. It is always really cool to see almost all the players and coaches. Here are a bunch of the photo.

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Todd Helton was the first player over by our section.

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Matt Belise

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Pitching Coach Jim Wright and 3rd base coach Stu Coles

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              1st base coach Rene Lacheman

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Jonny Herrrera

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                     Dexter Fowler  IMG_2205                                                    Catching Coach Jerry Weinstein

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Carlos “Cargo” GonzalezIMG_2229

Juan Nicasio

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Michael Cuddyer with Julie

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Eric Young Jr.

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Jon Garland and Yorvit Torrealba

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Manager Walt “Uncle Walt” WeissIMG_2255

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Nolan Arrenado and Gary XIMG_2260

Nolan Arrenado

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Wilin “Baby Bull” Rosario and Vinny “El Matador” Castilla

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Ophilia and Wilin Rosario

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Rex Brothers

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                                  Rob Scahill

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Batting Coach Dante Bichette

During a lull between groups of player I took this Michael Cuddyer inspired photo.

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A view from center field from a very low angle on the center field warning track.

It was than time for the game. So we left the field and headed to the seats. We did see if anyone would sign today and I did not get any autographs. I not sure if anyone did sign.

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Jhoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies.

IMG_2367The Dodgers Carl Crawford started the game off with double.

Chacin got Mark Ellis grounded to Todd Helton at first.

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Adrian Gonzalez hit a single to get on base but was doubled up on a Andre Either hit to Tulo who tagged 2nd and threw over to first for the double play.

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Zack Greinke was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers. He sat the Rockies down in order in the first.

Chacin had a very good second inning only facing 3 batters his self.

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Michael Cuddyer started off the 2nd with a single and was moved over to 3rd on a Todd Helton single.

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Michael Cuddyer did score on a Nolan Arrenado double. Yorvit Torrealba walked and Jhoulys took a swing to hit into a double play.

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Getting Yorvit out at second…

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… and himself out at first to end the inning.

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The Dodgers picked up 3 runs in the 3rd inning. Tim Fedorowicz lead the inning with a home run (first of his career). Zach Greinke hit a single followed up by a Carl Crawford double he was removed from the game with a hamstring pull. Scott Van Slyke replaced him as a pinch runner and stayed in the game in left. The other 2 runs were score by Greinke on a Adrian Gonzalez sac fly. and Van Slyke on a Jerry Hairston single and Mark Ellis was out at first. (3-1) Dodgers

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After both Dexter and D.J. LeMahieu both struck out Carlos Gonzalez hit a triple and was left on base.

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There was no scoring till the 5th when Cargo hit a home run that was caught by Dan. The Rockies scored 3 runs in the inning 2 were on the Cargo home run the first was Torrealba on a Dex single. (4-3) Rox

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The Dodgers picked up 2 runs in the 6th inning. The runs were scored on a very good small ball inning with singles by Schumaker and Punto. They scored on a Tim Federowicz double ( also his first of career). After a ball was hit back to Zach Greinke that was off the dirt  it was close and looked like it was caught. (5-4) Dodgers.  Don Mattingly came out and argued the call and than was thrown out by first base umpire Brian Night. He was arguing with the home plate umpire when this happened, he than went on and yelled at Night for a few more minutes.

The Dodgers went on and scored 1 run in the 7th (6-4) Dodgers

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Michael Cuddyer hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 6.

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Cuddy high-fiving the Bat boy.

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Jay Howell the 4th Dodger pitcher of the game on the mound in the 8th inning. Greinke pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 9 hits and 4 runs.

Jhoulys Chacin would pitch 6 innings, he allowed 9 hits and 5 runs. He was replaced by Josh Outman in the 7th.

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Todd Helton striking out in the 10th.

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Howell being taken out of the game in the 10th inning by dodgers bench coach Trey Hilman who took over the team in the 6th when Mattingly was ejected.

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Yorvit Torrealba hitting his 10th inning single.

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Wilin Rosario legging out this single hit to Nick Punto at short in the 10th inning. He hit in the pitchers spot.

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Dex swinging at the first pitch of the at bat, to left for a single scoring Yorvit.

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Another walk of hit for Dexter Fowler.

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Yorvit crosses home after the Dex hit for the Rockies 7-6 win over the Dodgers to tie this series at 1 game a piece.

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Everyone piling on to Dex who is somewhere in the pile of people at first. Not sure what Matt Belise was doing but it looked like he was punching someone after he got the win with this run!

So after a few lead changes the Rockies came out on top taking this one from the Dodgers.

That is it for this one there is one more from this series against the Dodgers with a special Appearance by The Big Cat!

See You at Coors.

Kemp takes a hit! The rest of the game he would sit!

8-28-2012

Dodgers vs. Rockies.

My 48th game at Coors this year!

This day started early once again I headed to lodo about 2 hours before gate to hang with the Ranter. We headed towards Jacksons for a few drinks before heading in for BP. After heading in we immediately headed the pavilions. Within a few minutes I got the first ball hit out by the Rockies. it hit about 2 rows behind me and bounced back. This was my 19th ball of the year in MLB ballparks counting te 1 from Atlanta. Not very good numbers for the amount of games attended. I should have had another but I was going into my bag for something when it was hit about 6 feet to my left. During the end of BP I had given up on catching baseballs and headed towards the Dodgers dugout. I was trying to get a Jaime Wright photo signed. I did not get him but did get a Clayton Kershaw on a Dodger stadium 50 Anniversary ball. unfortunately he signed it on the Rawlings Logo side in marker. After that I headed over to the Rockies side and got a Tyler Colvin card signed and a Josh Ruttledge card signed. Jordan Pacheco also signed as always. Thanks guys for being so cool to the fans continually.

Tyler Chatwood was the Starter for the Rockies this game here he is with “The Baby Bull” Wilin Rosario heading to the dugout from the bullpen.

Tyler Chatwood throwing the first pitch to the Dodgers Mark Ellis. Mark Ellis would reach base on a strike out passed ball. He would get out on second on a Shane Victorino hit to second.

Mark Ellis takes a pitch inside during his at bat. In the inning Victorino would steal second Matt Kemp would be walked and Adrian Gonzalez would hit into a double play.

Mark Ellis throwing to first base to get Tyler Colvin out in the first.

Chris Capuano started for the Dodgers. Here he is throwing to Josh Ruttledge. Josh Rutledge would hit a shot deep to left center.

Matt Kemp watch out for the wall!!!

ooh he did not hear me!

II think we still need to give Douglas a stop sign for the center fielders out there!

He hit hard……and fell harder.

The ball which it looks like he did catch the ball but it popped out of his glove. Shane Victorino came to make the play from left.

Kemp stayed down for a few minutes.

Josh Ruttledge made it to third on the play.

Don Mattinly and the Dodgers training staff immediately ran to the out field as well as the Coors Field security staff.

after a few minutes he stood up appeared to be O.K. and remained in the game.

Jordan Pacheco would than hit a ball to shallow left field.

Matt Kemp as a true professional than dove for the ball.

He missed it after the first hit I think he should have went for the one in the middle but guess he did not get the ball. Ruttledge would score and Pacheco would get to second.

Andre Either runs after this one.

Pacheco slides into second. Rosario would hit a single and score Pacheco from second. (2-0) Rockies

matt Kemp would than start walking off the field. The Dodgers trainer would head out and walk in with him.

Wilin Rosario jumps back to first.

Andrew Brown would hit a double scoring Rosario. (3-0) Rox The Rockies would score a fourth run when D.J. Le Mahieu also hit a double and Brown scored. (4-0) Rox.

The Dodgers would score a run in the second. (4-1) Rox

Rosario hit home run #22 in the 3rd. He is 3 away from the Rockies Rookie HR record set by Todd Helton in his Rookie season. (5-1) Rox

The Dodgers scored a second run in the 4th. (5-2) Rox  The Rockies got an additional run in the 4th. (6-2) Rox

FAST FOREWARD!!!!!

Jaime Wright pitching to the Rockies Wilin Rosario in the 7th inning with Pacheco on first and Rutledge on third. He would get out of the inning allowing 2 runs. (8-2) Rox.

Wilin Rosario returns to first after his 7th inning hit and Pacheco being called safe at third. This hit also scored Rutledge for one of the 2 Rockies runs.

Don Mattingly would argue the call at third.

Hanley Ramirez would hit a home Run in the 9th. I believe this was his first in a Dodgers uniform. The Dodgers also got a run in the 8th. (8-4) Rox.

Chris nelson goes for the third out in the 9th a pop out to the third base seats.

he missed it and went for a ride on the tarp!

Luis Cruz who pinched hit and struck out to end the game.

The Rockies win 8-4 to win the second game of this 3 game series against the Dodgers.

immediately after the game we headed towards the Rockies dugout to get a Adam Ottavino auto Amy needed him on a ball and I had printed a photo of him to sign he stopped and he signed for us. we than headed out side of the stadium and waited for players to come out and I got Clayton Kershaw to sign a card which he personalized and I also got a really cool auto when Matt Treanor came out and we realized Misty May Treanor met up with him. She was actually standing out there most of the time and we did not know it was her. So I got him and her on a ball for you who may not know who Misty May Treanor is, she is a 3 time Gold medal winner in the olympics in women’s beach volleyball with here partner Kerry Walsh. That was just really cool that they signed for us. this is defiantly one of the most interesting baseballs in my collection.

That was it for this one the Rox go for the sweep of the dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. Go Rockies.

See You at Coors.

Also a Slight reminder The Rock Nation Crew is doing another used equipment drive this Saturday Sept. 1.

See There website www.Rocknation.co

Also check out my fellow bloggers sites:

www.Roxwalkoff.com

 The Rockpile Rant www.baseballsnatcher.mlblogs.com

The Take from Blake. http://takefromblake.mlblogs.com/

The Luck of the Irish was with me! Day 4

3-17-2012

LA Dodgers Vs. Colorado Rockies

Salt River Fields At Talking Stick

This day like most started early. We headed down to Salt River Fields for some BP. We started on the Diamondbacks side for there Major League Batting Practice. Where I got 3 Bp baseballs 2 rollers and final my first catch of the year, for a total of three. Than Don, Dan and myself headed over to the Minor league fields also on the D’backs side for minor league BP and I got 10 more mostly rollers or pick ups and a few Easter eggs!

So we than headed over to the batting cages because the Rockies did a BP in there instead of on a field. So we just watched from above.

Here’s Todd Helton Challenging hitting Coach Carney Lansford to a fight clearly Todd got the Karate Chop ready and Carney looks read to slide a jab or they are just going over his swing of the bat! I like my version better

Nolan Arenado in the cage. This area of the complex always reminds me of a zoo.

Always remember don’t feed the Players!

Jason Giambi Taken some swings.

Johnny Herrera looks on as Ramon Hernandez. Take a swing.

Jordan Pacheco waits for his turn in the cage and the creative BNW for this post to show off the mad photo Skillz.

Casey Blake loosing up before hitting the cage. He has not been in-game this spring due to an injury.

So after hangin there for a while we headed into the stadium.

This is new guy Marco Scutaro who the Rox got from the Red Sox in the off-season.

He most likely will be at 2nd base. But there is depth at the position with Johnny Herrera and D.J LeMahieu. Who as I was writing this was sent to Minor League camp. But I think we may still see him in Coors soon.

Bench Coach Tom Runnels brings the starting line up to home-plate.

Rockies Jeremy Guthrie throws the first pitch to the Dodgers Dee Gordon

Guthrie faced 4 batters in the inning only giving up a double to Andre Either.

Juan Uribe throws to first to get Marco Scutaro out at 1st. for the second out of the inning.

 Adam Kennedy catches the Uribe throw.

Former Rockie Mark Ellis throwing to first to get Guthrie out in the 4th. The Dodgers scored one in the fourth when Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a single to get Eithier home. (1-0) Dodgers

 the catch from Ellis’ throw.

The Rockie would respond with 2 of their own in the 4th. Guthie’s out scored Chris Nelson and Eric Young Jr. hit scored Andrew Brown (2-1) Rox

Rene Lacheman gives a baseball to a kid the way only Renee can with his spiel.

Andrew Brown shaking Jim Tracy’s hand after hitting a HR in the 6th inning. 3-1 Rox

Willin Rossario legs out a single in the 6th.

Also in the 6th during I believe Rosario’s at bat I caught a foul ball and gave it to Mary O, who is an usher at Salt River Fields and Coors. It was her birthday. Happy Birthday Mary. It was the first game ball I got in a Major League game.

Parker Frazier pitching in the 7th inning.

The Rantics Showing some support for our Home Boy Tom Helmer. Dans 8-year-old daughter took this photo way to go good job.

During the Network not to be named pre game show we were shout to bring back Helmer and we want Helmer.

As you see in this picture I am wearing my St. Patty’s Day green hat. Which this guy stole from me for a few minutes before the game.

The Rockie mischievous mascot Dinger he could not get it on his head so he hung it on his nose.

Than the bee’s came and they evacuated the left center part of the berm.

Here is the mostly cleared berm from right field.

The Dodgers scored a run in the 8th inning the Rockies scored 2. (5-2) Rox

Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt came in for the 9th and got lit up by the Dodgers letting up 4 runs before the end of the inning.

Than in the 9th Tim Wheeler stepped to the plate with 2 outs and the game tied at 6 and launched a 2 run HR to the berm in right field for a Rockies walk off win. (8-6) the final. Right before this homer we were talking about how he is a clutch player and he proved the conversation right.

Once again thanks for checkin out the Rox addict blog.

We stil have about 5 games left at Spring training and I am still a game behind on posting so check back.

From Scottsdale I am the Rox Addict and I will see you around Phoenix.

Rockie Come Close, But We Still Get Taco’s!!!

6-11-2011

La Dodgers Vs. Co. RockiesStarting Pitchers for this game were

Jason Hammel For the Rockies and Ted Lily for The Dodgers

Like always I got to the game early for BP for this game they gave out Rockies Cooler Bags Sponsored by Coors Light. So after I entered I headed out to the pavillions like always. I got 3 Bp balls, the 1st from the Rockies that landed 2 rows behind me, so I hopped the 2 rows and got it. The 2nd was hit high and 2 sections to my left so I scurried over and got the ball as it rolled down the section. The third landed jus short of me and i hooped the row again and got that one. It was hit By Juan Uribe. These balls were #17, 18 & 19 of the year at Coors. Not to forget the 10 I have also got in the Springs(Not Counted towards my MLB avg). Which is about .80 balls caught per game attended. .8260869565217391 per game!!!

This was my 3rd 3 ball game this season and  4th 3 ball game ever. I am feeling a 4 ball game soon(I Hope)!

So after BP Zack Hample signed my copy of “The Baseball….” Today he also got 3. 1 was his 400th of the year and he finished BP @ 5066 lifetime.

As Zach and I were talking Dodgers starter Ted Lilly was getting a little running in.

I then headed over to the first place line. Here are a few photo along the way. Jason Hammel getting a couple of long tosses in before heading to the bullpen.Jason Hammel and Chris Iannetta Heading into the bullpen.The Deuce, Ty Wiggington and Chris Nelson throwing during warm ups.The Bullpen staff as always heading out with the Rookie carrying the pink backpack. I think his is a Disney Princess backpack. The Rookie is Rex Brothers. Jason Hammel and Chris Iannetta Heading in from warming up in the bullpen. The Rockies taking the field fro the game.

In Photo: Charlie Blackmon, Eric Young Jr. and Carlos GonzalezEric Young Jr. Fielding a Andre Ethier single in the first. Beside this single the lead off batter Dee Gordon grounded out for the first out Jamie Carroll lined out to Chris Nelson and then this single by Ethier. Matt Kemp would then ground out. The Rockie half of the inning was almost the same. Cargo Grounded out, Young grounded out and Giambi hit a single before The Deuce poped out to third.

The Deuce looking at a pitch during his at bat in the 1st.

The Dodgers got another hit in the 2nd with no result. The Rockies came up in the 2nd with fire in the eyes of Ty Wiggington who hit a lead off HR. which would be the Rockies only run of the inning. 4 of Wiggy’s last 5 HR were solo shots. He has 6 with the Rockies this season. Besides a Chris Nelson single the HR was the only other hit in the inning. Eric Young Jr. Catches a long fly ball to right field hit by Dodgers catcher Rod Barajas “Hey Rod Barajas Remember that time you were a Met”!!!

Ty Wiggington rounding 2nd after hitting his HR in the 2nd. This was the 10,000 photo I have taken with this camera since I got it in March.

The Next runs were nt score til the 5th inning when the Dodgers tied the score 1-1

Matt Kemp diving back to 1st in the 3rd inning after he hit a single. I believe Hammel threw to first 4 times during James Loney’s at bat.

Don Mattingly goes to the mound Lily got into trouble in the 6th inning. Charlie Blackmon hit off a single  to lead of the inning. Iannetta would then walk Jonny Herrera would pinch hit for the pitcher spot. cargo then walked. The Dodgers brought in Blake Hawksworth who got them out of the inning. Herrera pinched hit for Matt Reynolds who was brought in after Jason Hammel left in the 6th with tightness in his lower back.

In the 6th inning the Dodgers would score 3 runs in the inning. making the score 4-1 Dodgers. They would also score 3 runs in the 7th on a bunch of hits and good fundemental baseball.

The rockies would make a game of it in the 8th Cargo lead off with a double young hit a single, Giambi would walk to load up the bases for the Deuce who also hit a single scoring Cargo and Eric Young Jr. 7-3 Dodgers. A Wiggington would then fly out to center and Seth Smith hit a 1 run pinch hit triple to score Giambi and The Deuce. 7-5 Dodgers. Blackman then hit a single scoring Smith and the Rockies would Come within 1 run of the Dodgers 7-6 at the end of the inning.

The Deuce Running to first after hitting his single in the 8th, that scored Cargo and EYJ.

The Dodgers responded in a big way in the bottom of the 9th scoring 4 more runs making the score 11-6. Once again proving that fundemental baseball works for scoring runs. This latly has been a important thing that the Rockies have been having trouble with this last few weeks. When they do play for the hit instead of the long ball the Rockies score runs when they fall behind and start over swinging they become very unproductive.

The Rockies Would Score a single run in the 9th with 2 outs. After Cargo lead off with a double he was called out after Eric Young Jr. hit a very hard ball back to the Dodgers pitcher and Cargo was doubled up after running off 1st. If it got past the pitcher he most likely would of scored. Giambi would then hit a single and would score on Wiggington 1b. Nelson would then walk and Blackman would hit a fly to Tony Gwynn Jr. that he made a fantastic catch for the final out.

The Rockies  finished this four game series sunday afternoon See You There!!!!

Once again thanks to the undisclosed person who lets me sit down low to get some of these photo’s.