San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies
My 5th game of the year @ Coors.
Like always the day started off in the pavilions for Batting Practice. After the 4th games of the season I have not got one a BP ball. So the Rockies were taking their BP and I would not get my first BP ball of the year. The Padres came up and after the first ball went out I noticed there was a different logo on the ball. So I went over to the person who had got it and It had a Dodger Stadium 50th Anniversary ball. The Padres came from playing LA over the weekend. After a few go rounds and groups I finally got my opportunity to catch my first ball of the year. I get it, look down and it is a Dodger stadium ball. The ball was clean and logo and stamping was in great condition. Not bad for the first snag of the year.
Look it’s Huston Street.
On my way around the stadium a friend had a baseball and asked if I could get it autographed. So I headed down to the wall and the first player out was Todd Helton so he started walking over to the wall. I had the ball autographed and brought it back to them. So when I was handed the ball I asked who were they looking for and the answer was a new guy or someone good, So I got one of the best.
Jeremy Guthrie was the starting pitcher for the Rockies here he is with Ramon Hernandez heading from the bullpen.
Here is Guthrie pitching the first pitch to the Padres Cameron Maybin. Maybin struck out for the first out of the game. Will Venable Than got a double of Guthrie and would score on a Chase Headley double. Headley would score two batters later on a Nick Hundley Double. Yes that was 3 doubles in the first inning for 2 runs.
The Rockies had a not so succesful. 1st.and the Padres scored a third run in the 2nd again because of Andy Parrino’s lead off double and process of moving over from outs to score.
The Rockies would come up in the 2nd. and Helton lead off with a strike out. Michael Cuddyer than hit a double of his own. He would score 2 batters later on a Tyler Colvin single.
After sitting down the Padres in order in the 3rd. and the Rocks not having a productive inning the Padres came up in the 4th. Yonder Alonso lead off with a single and then Jason Barlett kept the doubles coming with on to score Alonso. (4-1) Padres. For those keeping track that was the 5th. double the Padres have hit.
Bob Apodaca heads out to the mound in the 4th. inning. The Padres would score a total of 2 runs in the 4th. (5-1) Padres. The Rockies continued not to get things together offensively. The Padres scored an additional run in the 6th.
Then another sleepless night of having bad dreams about having a toothache ache and being chased by dental products.
Still kinda creepy!
To Helton at first.
and the call by Joe West…..
yurrr out!! Sit down Jason Barlett. Even when your team is down by five runs it is nice to see a well executed double play.
Helton making a play in the 9th inning he tossed to Chatwood who covered first for the first out of the inning.
After another Padres run in the 9th. and a quick 3 outs for the Rox in the 9th the game was over with a 7-1 loss for the Rockies. The Padres hit a total of 7 doubles. Guthrie pitched 7. Matt Reynolds pitched well in the 8th. Chatwood pitched the 9th.
Two more for the Rox against the Padres.
Well see ya at Coors.
Tonight Jamie Moyer goes again to try to be the oldest starting pitcher to get a win in Major League Baseball.
If I can get a ticket from one of my usher friends. Oh wait I pay for my tickets!
Philadelphia Phillies Vs. Colorado Rockies
Got shut out during BP, No big deal. Then I headed over to the 1st base line. Got this shot of
Eric Young Jr. Throwing to Dexter Fowler.
Cole Hamels Pitched for the Phillies and Jhoulys Chacin started for the Rox.
Jhoulys Chacin throwing the first pitch to The Phillies Jimmy Rollins. Rollins and Shane Victorino Both grounded out. Chase Utley was walked and Ryan Howard Flew out to end the inning. The Rockies went down in order in the Second.
Cole Hamel pitching in the 1st inning.
Hunter Pence at bat in the 2nd inning. he lead off the inning with a fly ball to center.
Hunter Pence at bat in the 2nd inning. He lead off the inning with a fly ball to center.He was just traded from the Astros. Chacin also walked a batter in the 2nd Raul Ibanez. The Phillies would not score in the inning.
Chacin threw 29 pitches in the first 2 innings.
The Deuce Troy Tulowitzki would lead off the second with aground out. Ty Wiggington would hit a single and score on a Seth Smith HR. (2-0)
Seth Smith running to home after his 2nd inning HR.
Shane Victorio being called out after being tagged out by Chris Iannetta.
The Deuce swinging wildly to foul off the pitch in the 5th inning. He would later Strike out in the at bat for the third out of the inning. In the Inning Ellis struck out for the second out. Both Ellis and Tulowitzki came up with the bases loaded. This was a situation that all they needed was a base hit for 2 runs and were swinging for the fences. I know Tulo wants to be the hero but striking out is not going to produce. I am still not familiar with Ellis swing but I know when Tulo is swinging for the fence instead of getting a hit. He defiantly was not looking for the single which would score a run or 2 which can always be needed for this team the way they have been playing of late. These runs would be very significant in the later innings.
These 2 photos are of Hunter Pence scoring the Phillies first run in the 7th inning. (2-1) Rox
Bob Apodaca comes out to talk to Chacin in the 7th inning.
Chris Iannetta crosses the plate after his 7th inning lead off HR.
Chacin remained in the game and grounded out for the 1st out. Young pop out to the catcher. Fowler would walk than be caught stealing at second with Ellis at the plate for the 3rd out of the inning.
Ty Wiggington giving Chacin some props as he left the game in the 8th. Chacin once again pitched well striking out to letting up 5 hits and 1 run. walking 2. He threw 101 pitches.
Matt Reynolds would come in to pitch to Utley and Howard. Rafael Betancourt would finish the inning.
Rafael Betancourt striking out Pence to end the 8th.
Huston Street warming up before the 9th inning.
The Rockies went into the 9th with a 3-1 lead and looked like they had the game. Huston Street would strike out Ibanez and Placido Polanco would fly out to Dex in center. street would need one strike to also K Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz would hit a double and then John Mayberry would hit a 2 run HR to tie the game in the 9th. Rollins would strike out to end the inning, Remeber those significant runs back in the 5th. That would have been the game either 4-3 or 5-3 for a Rockies win to start of the series against the Phillies. But that was not the case. The game is tied in the 9th. Smith would lead off the 9th with a single. The next 2 batters would go down in order in the 9th.
John Mayberry hitting the tieing HR in the 9th inning.
So the game headed to extra innings. Rex Brothers pitched in the 10th. Shane Victorino would lead off with a solo shot to make the score 4-3 Phillies. That’s all that was need for the Phillies the Rox came up in the 10th and went down in order to end the game. The game looked promising but end on a series of bad pitches and luck for the Rockies. So how important were those runs that did not happen in the 5th, I would say very.
That’s it for this one.
I will be at the next 2 in the series. See Ya at Coors.
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Pirates Vs. Rockies
Starters: Jason Hammel
Jason Hammel heading to the bullpen for warm ups.
Seth Smith either just scored a touchdown for the Jets or he is doing is best Laura Ingles impersonation!
Jhoulys Chacin and Rafael Betancourt in the Rockies Dugout!!!
Chris Iannetta and Jason Hammel Heading in for the game.
Jason Hammel throws the first pitch to Pirates Centerfielder Andrew McCutchen.
The second pitch wasn’t as good McCutchen hit a lead off solo HR. Thta was the second night he homered against the Rockies in this series. Hammel held it together well and keeping his pitch count low for him through the game. He ended up pitching 7 innings. Lettimg up 7 hits and only 1 run. He threw 105 pitches, averaging about 15 pitches per inning. The 4th was his only high pitch inning where he did walk 2 batters but got himself out of the inning.
Jose Tabata swinging at a pitch in the 1st inning. he was taken out of the game after the first for somereason not sure or havent heard why.
The Deuce making the off balance throw to 1st he makes this look so easy. Kids don’t try this at home!!
Well MLBLOGS is F’d up once again trying to finish this post for 2 days still can’t load photo’s The Rockies won 4-1. Rox Fans celabrated from at the Root Sports Desk and Gary X and I Tossed out the Helmer Is My HomeBoy T-Shirts. Chris Iannetta hit a 3 run HR in the 2nd after Cargo scored on a Smith single. making the score 4-1 and thats all that was scored or needed. for the game. Way to Go Chris hope things pick up for him they seem like he has coming around. Hammel pitched a great game he went 7 innings including 3 1,2,3 innings.
OOOOHHHH its working.
Dexter Fowler puting down the bunt in the 1st inning he was thrown out at first.
Todd Helton rounding first for a double it was his 533 double bringing him 1 away from catching Lou Gehrig on the all time list. he is currently 32 on the all time list with Bobby Abreu right behind him on the all time list with 531.
WELL I WAS ON A GOOD RUN WITH MLBLOGS WORKING NOW IT IS MESSED UP AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!3 DAYS AND STILL CAN”T FINISH THIS POST.
Well til next time I may complete this post, I may Not, I possibly may even attempt a post for the May 1st game against the Pirates. If Not see you at Coors next week when the NY Mets come to The 5280 on May 9,10 and 11th. I will see you their!
Rockies Vs. Giants
Starters: Jorge De La Rosa
Today I got to go down to the first row thanks to Robert who had an extra ticket by him for this game. During Batting Practice I did get one ball from the Giants it was a Ground Rule Double off the warning track.
Despite the rain over night the hosers still need to do their thing. The tarp they cover the infield with may of help their job security for the day.
Jorge De La Rosa and Pitching Coach Bob Apadaca heading to the bullpen.
To the right Catcher Jose Morales on the walk to the bullpen for pre game warm ups.
Glenallen Hill looks on as the players warm up before the game.
Dexter Fowler and Glenallen Hill
The creative BNW to show off my mad photo skillz during the National Anthem
Ubaldo heads over to the crowd to sign autographs
Before the game the Rockies Remembered Keli McGregor. After amoment of silence his children threw out the first pitch.
The pitches were thrown to The Deuce, Ryan Silbourghs and Todd Helton
Matt Belise heads out to the bullpen with the rest of the bullpen staff. Clayton Mortenson has the pink princes bag for this game.
Jonny Herrera gets a few sprints in before the start of the game
Cargo signing autographs
Jorge De La Rosa and Jose Morales heading in to start the game
Jorge throws first pitch to the Giants Aaron Rowand for a first pitch single. He would later be thrown out at second on a Aubrey Huff hit to The Deuce. Which should of been a double play. Thanks for the missed call Ump. Karma would then catch up with Huff as he was thrown out at 3rd by a throw from Cargo from left hit by buster Posey. The Giants would score a run this inning . Freddy Sanchez scored the run he was walked by De La Rosa and advanced to on Huff single and scored by Posey’s hit. The Rox went down in order in the bottom of the 1st. Dex K’d, Herrera Pop out to 3rd and Cargo grounded out to second.
Aubrey Huff thrown out at 3rd.
In the second The Rox came back with vengence The Deuce lead off with a doubl, Helton got hit by a pitch The Deuce scored on a seth Smith single. (1-1) Ty Wiggington was the 4th batter to head to the plate in the second and he hit his first Rockies Homerun which also was his 1000th career hit.
Pat Burrell can only watch as Ty Wiggingtons homer sails over his head.
1000th Career hit and his 1st Rockies Homerun.
Wiggington Hi Fives 3rd base coach Rich Dauer. The Homerun scored 3 runs
making the score (4-1) Rox
Dan caught the Wiggington HR. It was Dan’s 79th HR ball in Coors.
The Rockies would send 10 batters to the plate in the inning
After the Giants sat down in order in the Top off the 3rd. Helton hit a lead off double. He would then be stranded at 3rd after he advanced from a Seth Smith Sac Fly to center.
Helton slides into 3rd after tagging up on the Smith sacfly in the 3rd.
A view of Coors from section 155 these seats are right above the 390ft in Left
Dex makes a catch in center.
Giants starter Matt Cain only lasted 4 2/3 innings with a 100 pitches letting up 4 runs on 6 hits. Giants relief pitcher Dan Runzler heading to the mount in the 5th.He would then strike out Jorge De La Rosa for the 3rd out of the inning. The Rockies would score 2 runs in the inning (7-1) Rockies.
The Giants would the score a run in the 6th (7-2). Sanchez would lead off with a single he would advance to 2nd on a baulk. He would then advance to third on a Huff flyout. and score on a Posey ground out to The Deuce.
The Rockies would score 4 more runs in the 7th inning The Deuce lead off the inning with a single he advanced to 3rd on a bad throw for a pick off attemp at 1st. Then scored on a Wiggington ground out. Ryan Spilbourghs would pitch hit for De La Rosa and hit a 3 run HR scoring 3 runs.(10-2) Rockies that is all that the Rockies would need and avoided the sweep by the Giants. The Rockies are now 3 games ahead of the Giants in the National League West. De La Rosa pitched 7 innings. He was replace by Betancourt in the 8th and Huston Street came in the game in the 9th. It wasn’t a save situation but he was brought out for some work since he has not pitched in 3 days.
Spili rounding 2nd after his 3 run pinch hit HR in the 7th. This was Spili’s 2nd career pinch hit HR.
Huston Street strikes out Pat Burell to end the game. The Rockies are now 13-5. They are now heading out on the road for 3 games in Florida against the Marlins and then 3 in Chicago against the Cubs. They will return home to Coors on the 29th against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Deuce hi fives Jonny Herrera after the Rockies Win.
The Team celabrates the win.
Like always after a Rockies win i headed over to the Root Sports Post game Desk. I got some face time on the post game show!!!! Here are a few photos.
The Crowd behind the Root Sports Desk.
Tom Helmer, Jeff Huson and Mark Stout at the post game desk.
Thats it for this one. Once agians thanx for checking out the post. Coming this week we will be heading to the Springs for a Sky Sox game on Tuesday and then will be at Coors at some point during the Pirates series.
Rox: Jhoulys Chacin
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw
After a shutout BP where I still have not caught a ball making me 0-3 games this season which is a slight slumb when snagin’. We then headed over to the 1st base line to see if we could get a auto or 2. I only got a Ryan Spilbourghs on a Ticket stub from a game last year that he Cargo and Seth Smith hit Back to Back to Back Homers against the Diamondbacks on May 27th.
The L.A. Dodgers and Rockies this is the new LCD board under the Mountain Ranch Club.
Jhoulys Chacin heading to the Bullpen for his start.
The Deuce stretching before the game
The Rockies during the National Anthem
Spilli signing autographs before the game.
Today I sat in section 153 with Gary and Lil’ X
Here’s the Rockies taking the field against the Dodgers.
Jhoulys throwing the first pitch to the Dodgers Rafael Furcal. furcal would go 0-4 this game grounding out at each at bat. Chacin pitched a really good game letting up 5 hits, striking out 3 holding the Dodgers to no runs in 7 innings. 2 of the strike outs were in the4th against Uribe and Barajas.
Now normaly I would not post so many photos of one play but this is a double play in the second inning. The ball was hit by Uribe to Wiggington at third Lopez gets Loney out at second throws to Helton to get Uribe incredible play.
Hey Rod Barajas, Remember that time you were a Met!!
Rod Barajas as a catcher for the Mets Last April
In the 4th someone finally got a hit ! After going 0-9 He hit a big one for a Homerun.
The Deuce Troy Tulowitzki rounding the bases after his 4th inning homerun. Which raised his batting avg. to .100 Whoooo Hoooo.
The 4th inning Homerun by the Deuce was the first run of the game. The Rox also scored a run in the 5th when Chris Iannetta also hit a solo Homerun. Then they went on to score in the 6th. With Dex hitting a lead off 2b, he later scored on a Lopez single. making the score 3-0 Rockies. the Rockies after this game are now 2-1 for the 2011 season Jhoulys got the win and Street jith the save.
Huston Street pitching to the last batter of the game in the 9th inning. Much better pitching performance from Street this game 3up 3 down and he did it in under 15 pitches. Way to go Huston !
Like usually we headed over to the Root Sports post game desk to celabrate the victory.
Tom Helmer, The Cowboy Tracy Ringolsby and George Frazier at the post game desk.
Once again great night hangin with the Rantics @ Coors.
See you at Coors.
Thanks to everyone who checked out the 5 additions of this post that were posted incomplete with out my knowing.
Game 2 4-2-2011 Diamondbacks Vs. Rockies
Starters: De La Rosa for the Rox
Hudson for the D’back
This day at Coors started with one of the most uneventful batting practice I have ever seen. not much was hit to the pavillions. Most of the snagged BP balls were from player toss ups. Instead of heading to the first baseline for autos I hung with the Ranter and Lil’ Ranters.
I did manage to head down for a minute or so before the National Anthem.
So then headed up to my seats for the first pitch it was a strike to Bloomquist. Nice way to start the game.
Jorge De La Rosa Throwing the first pitch to D’backs Mike Bloomquist. (yes same view from Opening Day same seat). Bloomquist ended up hitting a single and got stranded at second after a Johnson strike out and two flyouts by Upton and Young. De La Rosa pitched an excellent inning and game.
Here are the games starting line ups. You can see Ian Stewart was back in the line up for the Rox.
Seth Smith playing rightfield in the first inning. This is for the lady who was sitting behind me in Sec. 307. Told you I would post one for ya.
Dex making the catch for the 3rd out of the 1st inning. hit by the D’backs Chris Young.
After Hudson walks Fowler, Hmmm deja vu just like on Opening Day Dex lead off walk. Seth Smith is at the plate against Hudson. Smith ends up flying out to left, Cargo hits a single and the Deuce hit into a 6,4,3 double play.
The Coors Field sunset always a plus for sitting in the upper deck.
Their was no scoring til the 3rd when the Rockies Chris Iannetta lead off with a single followed by a Jorge strikeout and scored on a Fowler double. Cargo hit another single and guess who hit into a fielders choice for the 3rd out in the inning. Well refer back to the roster for the answer.
The Rockies scored 2 runs in the 4th with Iannetta hitting a doube scoring Lopez who was at second after he singled and advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Then Jorge De La Rosa contributes with a single scoring Iannetta from second and the Rox go up 3-0. That was Jorges 14th RBI in his carreer and he now has a better batting average then the Deuce !!!!
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Jorge ended up pitching 5 1/3 innings and was removed and replaced with Matt Belise. Jorge had a blister on a finger on his pitching hand and is listed as day to day. Jorge pitched 87 pitches with 3 strike outs and let up no runs. It was a very good outing for him, it is good to see he had his stuff last night hope he heals quick and is ready for his next start.
After the 4th Inning I headed to the Rockpile and hung out with Gary X and Allanah X.
Belise pitched til the end of the seventh letting up only 1 hit to his first batter in the 5th and struck out 1. Bettancourt came in the 8th. walking the lead off batter Gerrado Parra and then getting the next 3 batters out.
A photo of Betancourt Pitching would of looked great here!!!!!!! I have to Thanx MLBLOGS for sucking!!!!!!!!!
in the Rox 8th this guy snagged a Seth Smith Ground rule Double this is where i would put the Photo of who this guy is sorry no props for you today Robert !!!
Huston Street came in, in the 9th. where he proved my theorie of if he throws 15 pitches he will throw 30. Just seems like that to me either he’s lights out or throwing to many pitches. he let up 3 hits, 1 run and had a game ending strike out to Gerrado Parra. The Rox went on winning the game 3-1
Photo of the final scoreboard and the celabration after the game at the Root Sports Post game desk!!!!!!ohhh they were great. you must feel like you are being left out thanks to MLBLOGS Sucking ohhh did I repeat myself. Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check back I will add the photos to this game at a later date. Til then see at Coors on Tuesday. When the Dodgers are in town to play The Rox.
Rox (1-1) Winning Pitcher Jorge De La Rosa Street managed a save. It was also Jorge’s 50th win of his career.