Tagged: Junior Lake

Rockin against the Cubs.

7-20-2013

Cubs vs. Rockies

Game 2.

need to figure out how many game I have been to at Coors and in total for the year!

Before the game there was a street fair on Blake street it had a few things for the kids, a Live band playing at the corner of 22st and Blake.

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Also on the corner of 21st and Blake Kyle Bannister was doing a chalk art piece on the side-walk. Kyle does a lot of baseball related art you can see more of his work if you search engine his name in almost all search engines.

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Here is the creative BNW taken from Coors Field toward 21st. St.

Once again I got directly on-line for autographs first the Line with Andres Galarraga, Mike Lansing and Kevin Ritz. Again I went to the center field line and back to Galarragas again. This time I had him sign a Lefty batting helmet that I bought at the Coors garage sale on Thursday and a Rockies magazine that I found that morning that he was on from 1994. Once again I missed a few innings of the game but I have seen over 50 games I only had 3 to get all the thing I would have liked signed and if they did this for the next month I think I would still have cards and other stuff for him to sign. I think I have maybe 15-20 more cards from the early 90’s and other collectible Rockies stuff he could sign. As for everyone else I pretty much ran out of cards for them to sign.

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Juan Nicasio was the starting pitcher for the Rockies this game. It was the 3rd inning when I took this photo the Cubs were up 1-0 and Starling Castro was at the plate. The Cubs run was scored on a home run by Luis Valbuena before this at bat.

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The starting pitcher for the Cubs was Carlos Villanueva. He would walk 2 in the 3rd inning and the Rockies did not score off this opportunity.

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Troy Tulowitzki hit the ball back to Villanueva with Dexter Fowler on 2nd and Carlos Gonzalez on first, he would hit the ball back to Villanueva who threw to Cubs second base man Darwin Barney who threw over to first for the double play once again a missed opportunity for the Rockies to score.

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Castro throwing to first.

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Tulo out at first to end the inning.

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During the bottom of the 4th. the wind picked up and trash started blowing out of the stands on onto the field.

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It all ended up in right field just circling Nate Schieholtz.

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There  was quite a bit of it!

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Carlos Villanueva pitching in the 4th inning.

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The Rox would get things going in the 4th inning. Wilin Rosario would hit a double with 1 out and Todd Helton on base, Helton would end up on third.

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Nate Schierholtz misplaced Rosario’s hit to right field.

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Rosario safe at second base after his double.

Nolan Arenado would ground out to first but Helton would score a run to tie the game at 1.

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Juan Nicasio would walk and Dexter Fowler would hit his 3rd triple of the season scoring Rosario and Nicasio. Above Nicasio is crossing the plate. The Rockies would take a 3-1 lead.

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Between the 4th and 5th inning the grounds crew and security would run out and pick up all the trash on the field.

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the Rockies continued to score runs in the 5th inning. Carlos Gonzalez started it off with his 26th home run of the season to score another run 4-1 Rockies.

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Helton hit a single scoring Tulo. 5-1 Rox.

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Cubs manager Dale Sveum took Villanueva out of the game. Michael Bowden came into pitch for the Cubs.

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Things did not get better for the Cubs the first batter Bowden faced was Rosario who hit a single scoring Michael Cuddyer. (6-1) Rox

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Charlie Blackmon came in a pinched hit for Nicasio in the inning and he walked in the inning. The Rockies would get a 4th run in the inning on a Dexter Fowler sac fly to left scoring Helton from third. (7-1) Rox

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Starling Castro grounded out to Tulo at short to start the 6th inning for the Rockies.The Cubs would get a run in the 6th. After the Castro out Anthony Rizzo would hit a single and then score on a Alfonso Soriano double (7-2) Rox

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Adam Ottavino pitched in the 6th inning for the Rockies and was taken out after allowing a hit in  to the Cubs Darwin Barney and then walking Welington Castillo in the 7th Wilin Lopez came in for the Rockies. Barney would score later in the inning on a Luis Valbuena single. (7-3) Rox

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D.J. LeMahieu hit a single in the 8th inning and was awarded on an interference by Starling Castro on a pick off play advancing him to second. Tulo hit a double with D.J. and Dex on base to add 2 additional runs on the Rockies total (9-3) Rox

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Dexter Fowler not scoring I forgot why he was called back after this play. I think it may have been a foul ball or something. Just left it in because of the action in the photo. As I mentioned before he did score on a Tulo double.

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Tulo hitting the 2 run double.

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With a comfortable lead the Rockies brought in Mitchell Boggs who we recently got from the Cardinals organization for Parker Frazier who has been in Tulsa.  Boggs was recently demoted from the Cardinals to there double A team. So I guess that screams opportunity for Rockies. I hope this pans out for the team.

The first batter he faced Junior Lake grounded out. Darwin Barney then hit a double.

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Here he is pitching in the 9th inning.

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Darwin Barney’s ball going down the third base line for his double. Boggs did get out of the inning striking out pinch hitter Cody Ransom, walking Valbuena Castro would end the game hitting to Tulo and he would toss to D.J. LeMahieu to get Valbuena out at second the Rockies took this one 9-3 against the Cubs. They defiantly needed this win over the Cubs one just not to lose the series and 2 they should have not lost the night before. This home stand is a very good opportunity for them to get some wins.

So that is it for this one and Roxivus.

Have one more from the Cubs series and they already played 2 against the Marlins as I am writing this. I was there for all 3. Also check back for the announcement of the contest from my last post’s contest. Also somewhere I may post photos of some of the Items I got at Roxivus and autos.

See You at Coors!!!!