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Dex and Dickerson on fire and D.J. turns it up against the Padres!

8-12-2013

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

Game 1 of series.

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Today I missed batting practice got to a late start and got to the stadium a bit late. There was still about 5 or 10 minutes left but not very productive since the Padres were not hitting.

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Jhoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for this game Will Venerable lead off for the Padres.

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Hit a lead off double. here he is after sliding into second.

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The next batter Chris Denorfia walked then Chase Headley  hit the ball to Todd Helton who threw to Troy Tulowitzki who was covering second, they did not get the double play just Denorfia at second.

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They did get the Double play when Yonder Alonso hit the ball to D.J. LeMahieu at second. Venable would not score in the inning.

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Edison Volquez was the starting pitcher for the Padres the Rockies immediately got things going against them. Dexter Fowler lead the inning with a single.

IMG_3374Dexter Fowler diving into first after a throw to 1st from Valquez.

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Corey Dickerson who is quickly becoming one of my favorite Rockies hit a double sending Dex to third. This was Corey’s 5th double since his call up in June.

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heading to second base.

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Troy Tulowitzki hitting the ball to fly out to center.

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Wilin Rosario hit a single that scored Dex from third and Corey Dickerson from second this gave the Rockies a 2-0 lead.

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Wilin Rosario advanced to third on a Nolan Arenado single and Error by Will Venable.

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After another very good inning by Chacin in the second the Rockies kept the hits and runs coming. D.J. LeMahieu got the inning started with this swing for his second home run of the year to give the Rockies a 4 to 0 lead. The Rockies would get 2 more in this inning, Dex walked and Corey Dickerson would hit his second double in as many at bats/innings. This kid is just on fire and it is great to see him doing so well in the Majors. I am glad I have seen him play at almost every level of the Rockies organization and he was just as productive. A walk off in Ashville, an RBI triple in Kannapolis and a 2 run home run to break a tie in Tulsa. So just a few highlight of the few games I have seen him play in the Minors. I did also see him play in the Springs and I am sure he did just as well!

So back to the game Dickerson would than score on a hit by Tulo with a throwing error by Chase Headley at third. 6-0 Rox.

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In the 5th inning after 5 Rockies batters got on base in a row Volquez was removed from the game by Bud Black.

Todd Helton started the inning off with a single followed by an Arenado single, Charlie Blackmon reached base, but Helton was out at third on the force. Arenado scored on a Sac Fly by Jhoulys Chacin.

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Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu scored on a Dexter Fowler single 8-0 Rockies.

The Padres did get a run in the 7th inning on a Jaff Decker home run his first of his career. 8-1 Rockies

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The Umpires meet with the grounds crew in the middle of the 8th.

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The field was starting to get very saturated and puddles started forming on the infield and home plate area and the tarp was brought out. Once again we were heading into a rain delay.

The Rain delay was an hour and 3 minutes in length after about 40 minutes into it the grounds crew headed out and took off the tarp and started repairing the field with diamond dry. So I got some photos of the process out of boredom.

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After the field was fixed it was time to start the game again the came out like it was a new game.

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Colt Hynes was the pitcher for the 8th inning for the Padres.

Corey Dickerson started the inning with a walk, followed by a Jonny Herrera single. Herrera came in at short for Tulo after the rain delay.

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The runs started coming on this Wilin Rosario hit scoring Dickerson 9-1 Rockies.

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Corey Dickerson crossing the plate for the first run of the inning.

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Charlie Culbertson hit a single scoring Jonny Herrera from second.

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The ball passes the infield as Rosario runs to second and Herrera makes the turn at third on the Culbertson single. (10-1) Rockies

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Nolan Arenado hits his 8th inning single scoring Rosario

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Wilin crossing the plate for the Rockies 11th run of the game and a 10 run lead. (11-1) Rockies

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Chad Bettis came into pinch hit for Chacin’s spot in inning.

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 He reached on a missed catch by yonder Alfonso at first loading the bases. The next 2 runs would score on a Dexter Fowler double he would be out at third on the play and Dickerson popped out to end the inning in all the Rockies hit 6 single, 1 double and 1 walk in the inning for 6 runs.

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Jeff Francis came in from the bullpen for the Rockies in the 9th. Faced 4 batters.

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Getting Chase Headley to fly out to right and Alonso to ground out to LeMahieu who switched to first base. Things got shaky for Francis with the next batter Jedd Gyorko who hit a solo shot to right for the Padres 2nd run of the game 14-2 Rockies.

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The last out was a grounder to Herrera at short hit by Logan Forsythe to end the game.

The Rockies won this first one against the Padres and the 4th win of this home stand which has been great for the fans. It may be a little late but it is nice to see them not give up and keep playing well. it has not always been too easy to watch this team but games like this make it worth it. The best part is the rookies and younger guys being so productive in these games D.J. LeMahieu has been playing incredibly in the field and with the bat, he was 3 for 4 this game with a home run and a double. He also walked in the 5th. Corey Dickerson has been a great addition since his call up from the Springs which I talked about earlier this game he reached base 4 out of his 6 at bats with 2 doubles. Can’t forget about Dexter Fowler this game with 4 RBI’s 3 hits and 2 walks getting on base every at bat and scoring 2 times.

That is it for this one.

Catching up on games for this series.

See you at Coors.