Tagged: Kieth Hernandez

The Rockies take Wheeler for a spin!

5-2-2014

Mets vs. Rockies

Game 2

My 14th Coors game of the year.

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Today was another bust for me at batting practice just not doing well this year what stinks is I usually do well during Mets batting practices. Before the game I bought a Corey Dickerson bat that was broken in L.A. on April 25th by a pitch thrown by the Dodgers Jamie Wright.

IMG_20140502_190812I got that bat signed after I got another cool autograph and that was from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

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He was he because this is his last year as commissioner and he is doing a farewell tour of the parks. After he did a on field appearance  and photo ops. He with Dick Monfort headed down the tunnel behind the dugout so a few of us headed over there and he stopped and signed.

IMG_20140502_182323 I got a ball signed by him with help from Dick Monfort who told me to toss him the ball and he had it signed for me. That was very cool of him to help me out.

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Jorge De La Rosa was the starter for the Rockies He gave up a lead off double to Juan Lagares who scored 2 batters later on a David Wright single. The Mets had a 1-0 lead.

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Lagares’s lead off double.

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Daniel Murphy’s first inning running error running to third before Jorge was in his wind up and got out at third for the first out of the inning !

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Corey Dickerson making his best Cargo impersonation with this great catch to get Chris Young out in the first inning.

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Zach Wheeler was the starting pitcher for the Mets. I have actually been waiting to see him pitch in person for about 2 years and this outing was not worth the wait. Charlie Blackmon lead off with a single followed by a walk by Nolan Arenado and a Tulo single.

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Here is Charlis Blackmon running home on the Tulo single to tie the game at 1.

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Tulo high five eric Young at first base after his RBI single. It is nice to see Tulo hitting and playing the way we have been expecting him to for the last few years.

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Zack Wheeler came inside on Corey Dickerson during his 1st inning at bat. The Rockies would score 4 in the inning.

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The Rockies went on and scored 2 more runs in the second and 1 in the fourth. wheeler was removed from the game after the 4th he gave up 7 hits and 7 runs. Only striking out 1 and that was Arenado to end the 4th.   Jeurys Familia  pitched the 5th and Ex Rockie Carlos Torres came into pitch the 6th and 7th for the Mets.

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Chris Martin made his Coors debut in the 7th. the Mets did score 2 runs in the 6th. Curtis Granderson hit a 2 run home run. Rox still had a 8-3 lead.

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The Rockies scored 3 in the 7th the first a lead off solo home run by Charlie Blackmon the next 2 on a series of single by Arenado, Tulo and Morneau. With his hit in the 7th Arenado has a 22 game hitting streak.

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Daniel Murphy takes a swing that was hit to the pitcher tommy Kahnle.

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He took it to the bag himself and that ended the game and the Rockies won 10-3 for the second win of the series.

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The Rockies celebrate the win and Charlie Blackmon once again was player of the game with his 3 for 5 night with 2 RBI’s and scored 3 times.

That is it for this game and the Rockies are now 10-4 at home this year. and are 1 game behind the Giants and a half behind the Dodgers in 3rd place.

So after the game I went to the players entrance and had Keith Hernandez sign a copy of his book and also a Shea Stadium baseball so it was a very good day at the ballpark for autographs.

That is it see you at Coors.