Rockies vs. Red Sox
Game 4 of road trip.
Today I was able to get to Fenway early and able to walk around the stadium outside.
I walked around the stadium a few times while I was waiting for will call and the gates to open. Once again the will call windows open the same time the gates do, so I first had to get my tickets and then get on-line to get into the stadium.
I took a bunch of photos of the statues and other things the red Sox had around the outside of the stadium. it is a cool festive atmosphere with food venders and merchandise venders.
This is a look of a statue outside the B gate. It is a statue of Ted Williams giving a kid his hat.
Here is another called “Teammates” The 4 players are Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johny Pesky and Dom Dimagio.
The plaque is interesting and tells some interesting stats about the 4 of them one is they played together for 7 years. They played a total of 52 years together. As teammates they were 653 and 424 with 104 of the wins in 1946. 36 times combined they were all-stars.
A look down Yawkey Way which is closed during the games and is fenced off and is part of the stadium.
These are banners displayed along Van Ness St. The are the names of all the Red Sox in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Here is the creative BNW for this post to show off the mad photo skillz. It is of a kid getting ready to get some snacks for the game.
The gates than opened I got my tickets and headed inside. Today I really got to also walk around inside the stadium.
This is a look from right field by the bull pens.
The Green Monster looking from right field also.
The Pesky pole which is the right field foul pole Named after Johnny Peske.
A look at Fenway stands down the right field line.
While walking around I bumped into Douglas who is a Coors regular and a long time Red Sox fane. Besides the Red Sox hat and Rockies shirt he could not figure out which teams colors foot wear he should wear, so how bought one of each!
His Purple Rockies Converse All-Star and Red, Red Sox one. He live in Boston for years and has a website devoted to his baseball travels.
Here is a look of the concourse on the first base side.
This is a look at the concession stands out by the right field concourse.
Red Sox starter John Lackey warming up in their bull-pen.
Here is a look at Lackey throwing a pitch in the first inning. I did not head to my seat because I was waiting for Chris to get to the stadium and had to give him his ticket at the B gate which is in right field so I watched a little out there. He arrive shortly after and we headed to our seats in the State Street Pavillions. The Rockies scored a run in the 1st. The run was scored after Carlos Gonzalez hit a single and he scored on a Wilin Rosario single (1-0) Rox. Rosario was the designated hitter this game with Torrealba starting behind the plate.
While I was heading to my seat I stopped at a spot on the lower concourse to see Oswalt pitch. Here is his first pitch to the Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury who hit a double to start the inning. The Red Sox did not let the Rockies lead to last long he would then score on a Shane Victorino single to tie the game. The red Sox scored a second run on a David Ortiz double he then scored on a Daniel Nava single. (3-1) Red Sox
Former Red Sox player Dwight Evans was at the game this day here he is being introduced between innings. He played from 1972-1990 for the Red Sox and 1 year in 1991 for the Orioles.
David Ortiz batting in the 3rd inning taking a pitch for a ball. He did walk in the inning. The Red Sox scored an additional 2 runs to take a 5-1 lead. Not much happened in the game for either team in the 4th,and 5th inning. I just watched and enjoyed watching baseball at this amazing ballpark .
Michael Cuddyer in the 6th inning would hit a lead off home run which would bring his hitting streak to 23 games to tie the all time hitting streak record held by Dante Bichette. As I am writing this he is at 26 games in this hitting streak.
Michael Cuddyer attacked the Green Monster a second time in the 8th inning for a second solo home run. (5-3) Red Sox
D.J. LeMahieu turning the 8th inning double play.
Koji Uehara pitching for the Red Sox in the 9th.
Here he is pitching to Tyler Colvin, Tyler struck out in the inning.
The next 2 Rockies would get out to end the game. The Rockies did not win one at Fenway. Besides the Losing both games this was a great trip in an awesome ballpark. I was glad I got to see this ballpark and the Rockies play there.
If you were thinking about going to Fenway to see a game I would defiantly recommend it. It is an experience in itself. The fans are passionate about their team and has pride to root for their team and were very cool to us away fans. The staff was very friendly and helpful from helping with getting my tickets to the ushers inside the stadium. It was just a great experience. I want to thank Mary O from Coors who helped get the tickets for these game. She was supposed to be there and was unable to make it. I also want to thank the Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino who gave us these awesome seats for these games. That was above and beyond by him to do for away team fans.
So that is it from Boston I will be taking a few days off from baseball in NY and then I will be heading south to North Carolina to go to the only stadium I have not been to. I will also be in Greensboro for the 4th of July and going to a bunch of games in the Appalachian League which last year was some of the best baseball I have seen.
Till then see you around and thanks for following.
Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Game 1 of the 2 game series, 3rd game of the road trip.
Saturday after the Clippers game I drove over night to N.Y., I hung out there Monday and I headed for Boston on Tuesday Morning.
I checked into the hotel and headed to Fenway after a few laps around the area looking for parking we found a spot not too far away. My friend Chris from N.Y. came up to Boston with me for these games.
We got to the stadium about 2 hours before the game and had to pick our tickets up from V.I.P will call which everyone said was the will call by the D gate on Yawkey and Van Ness street. after I waited online I was told, when I got to the window that my tix were at the will call at another entrance. So we had to be walked to the window since Yawkey Way is closed and considered inside the stadium when gates are opened. So we got our tickets and headed into the stadium.
As we entered the field area the Rockies were taking batting practice and I wanted to head straight to right field and see if I could snag a baseball, being so amazed by the stadium I just stayed by the left field side and took in the stadium.
As I entered the field area I can’t even explain the things that was going through my head. It was just the ahh of being at Fenway, the players that have played for this team, the history and Green Monster. The field almost has a personality of its own and the stands have their own character. It is almost like they are as much as a part of the team as the legendary, Iconic and Hall of Fame Players that called this stadium home for over 100 years.
The press box and behind home plate area.
Then I headed out towards the green monster.
Here is a look of it from the left field line.
Jenny and the Cowboy interviewing Carlos Gonzalez during the pre-game show.
Todd Helton signing for the fans at Fenway.
Marc Stout waiting to go live pondering the history of this stadium and what Stoutistics he could find!! O.K. maybe not, but that is my story and I am sticking with it!
The Boston Symphony Orchestra played God Bless America and the National Anthem.
The Musical Director Andris Nelsons threw out the ceromonial first pitch.
A look at the field during the National Anthem.
Ryan Dempster throwing the first pitch to Dexter Fowler.
Fowler walked to get on base.
D.J. LeMahieu dropped a bunt advanced Dex to second and got and base.
Red Sox catcher Jarod Saltalamacha could not come up with it.
Carlos Gonzalez popped out and Michael Cuddyer hit into a double play to get D.J. out at second and himself out at first. Dex remained on base.
Cuddyer out at first base.
The scoreboard in the outfield was cool they had to change the out of town scoreboard between innings.
The Red Sox got things started fast against the Rockies starter Juan Nicasio. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a ball down the left field line that was fair and a fan grabbed the ball for fan interference double.
It was the guy on the corner behind the guy in white.
The umpire talking to the fan that interfered not sure if he was ejected or not but I think the Ump warned him.
Jacoby Ellsbury scored on a Dustin Pedroia single, Red Sox up by 1. The Red Sox scored 1 more in the inning. Nicasio walked 2 in the inning the Red Sox got 3 hits and Ellsbury fan interference.
Wilin Rosario with one out in the 2nd inning hit a solo home run.
Over the Green Monster in left. Ball is circled in red. (2-1) Red Sox
This was the first time I had seen Corey Dickerson in a Rockies uniform since being called up. I think the above photo was a foul.
He did ground out this at bat to second.
Here is a look of Fenway during Jacoby Ellsbury’s at bat in the second inning. He grounded out for the second out of the inning. The Red Sox rallied in the inning. Shane Victorino hit a double and scored on a Dustin Pedroia double.
David Ortiz doubled, Mike Napoli hit a single so did Daniel Nava also singled. The Red Sox scored 3 in the inning. (5-3) Red Sox
The Red Sox snt 8 batters to the plate in the 2nd. The Rockies went down in order in the 3rd.
J.D. Drew pops out to left in the 3rd.
Cargo making the catch for the first out in the 3rd inning.
Jose Iglesias gets back to first after hitting a single with one out. He and Ellsbury would also score in the inning.
Nicasio was taken out of the game in the third inning.
Walt Weiss takes the ball from Juan Nicasio. He left the game after 2 1/3. He gave up 12 hits 7 runs walked 2 and struck out 2.
Adam Ottavino came in to pitch he struck out David Ortiz and Mike Napoli flew out to end the inning. The red sox did pick up 2 more runs in the inning. (7-1) Red Sox
Michael Cuddyer got things going for the Rockies in the 4th. he got a lead of single and advanced to second on a wild pitch or passed ball.
He did eventually score on a Nolan Arrenado single. (7-2) Red Sox
Cory dickerson moved to third on the Arrenado single, Corey was hit by a pitch to get on base.
In the bottom of the 4th J.D. drew hit a ball to deep center which hit the top of the wall and bounced up and came back on the field it was close to being a home run. The Umpires headed in to review the play.
Drew at third base talking to the umpire who remained on the field while the other 3 went into review the play.
The umpires came out and ruled it a triple. There was no one on base when he hit it but did score on a Jose Iglesias singe (8-2) Red Sox
The Rockies once again did not do anything in the 5th. Above is a photo of Todd and David Ortiz after he was walked in the 5th inning. When I took this photo I was thinking of all the stats compiled by these to over the last 15+ years. That is a lot of home runs, doubles, hits and RBI’s.
Manny Corpas came in in the 6th inning to pitch for the Rockies he pitched well in the 6th. He only face 3 batters for the first 1,2,3 inning of the game for the Rockies. The Rockies scored 2 in the 7th and the Red Sox scored 2 more in the bottom of the inning. (10-4) Red Sox
One of the Rockies runs was on a Jonny Herrera hit a triple to left center and Shane Victorino hit the wall pretty hard trying to field it.
Nolan Arrenado crosses the plate for the first of the Rockies 2 runs in the 7th.
I could not believe this when I saw it the wave going around Fenway Park. I am not a fan of the wave and this is just wrong this also happened in Wrigley earlier in the year when the Rockies were there. Not a fan of the wave.
The Red Sox won this one 11-4. it was a very rough day at Fenway. It was really cool to be at this stadium definitely a favorite. It was everything I expected and more the staff was really great the access before the game to be able to move around the stadium. You were able to get to lower sections to see players and get autographs.
That is it for this game have another one from this series. Taking a little time to get these done because of lack of Wi-fi which has been a theme this year. If you remember we had trouble with this at spring training also.
More games to come after a few days in NY I will get back to games seeing a bunch in the next week.
Follow the adventure live on Twitter been trying to post as much as possible from games.
Thanks to Mary O for helping out with the tickets for this game wish you could have made the trip.