Brewers vs. Rockies
My 50th Game at Coors this Year. 63rd including Road Trip and The Springs. I believe this is the correct #’s seems like I always miss a game somewhere when counting think I totally got it!
Another fun Sunday at Coors said slightly sarcastically by the blogger who hates amateur days at the stadium. As usual it was a bobble head day and also autograph Sunday which the combination of the 2 is just horrible which I have mentioned before. I will repeat what I have said before about having to get to Coors at the same time on bobble head Sundays with a 2 PM game as we use to for the 1 PM games last year, because of parking and the demand for bobble heads. thrown in the mix is the usual autograph Sunday which become a cluster because the signs and lines are not set up when gates are opened or who the signers may be. Today it was announced that the signers were Charlie Blackmon, Adam Ottavino, Rex Brothers and TBA. So when we got in the signs were not posted for the line for who is where. So I got into the 4th line hoping that the TBA would be there and someone I would need. So for the 40 minutes that we had to wait in line the TBA was announced and it was to be Wilin Rosario he was going to be in the first line which was already very long Rex Brothers was the second line, Adam Ottavino would third and Charlie Blackmon would be the 4th. So I did not have anything for Charlie, but stayed in his line anyway and had him sign a 8X10 of the same photo that I have the 16×20 of that I am using for my team project. I was unable to get anyone else so I just waited around. In another twist the first lined ended up being D.J. LeMahieu. Thankfully that was the last Sunday with a Bobble head and it will return to normal autograph Sunday set up for the remaining Sundays. Not to forget the bobble head today was Ellis Burks.
Jhoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies he immediately got to work striking out Rickie Weeks. Norichika Aoki grounded out and Jonathan Lucroy flew out to left field. he got the inning over quick and with just 11 pitches.
Donovan Hand started for the Brewers. After getting Dexter Fowler and Corey Dickerson out Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo shot to get the Rockies on the board. now this is a good time to hit a solo home run, early in a game to get your team on the board!
Tulo watches as the ball heads to left field. (1-0) Rockies.
The Brewers than proceeded to score a run in the 2nd third and 4th. (3-1) Brewers.
This guy had a pretty good seat for the game!
Yes you see this correctly that is Todd Helton making the turn at second for a triple in the 4th inning!
Todd at third base. This was his first this year and only the third in the last 5 years, he did also have 1 last year! In his career he has a total of 37 and had 3 seasons with 5 that being a career high for a season. The 5 Triples came in 1999, 2003 and 2006.
The Rockies or the Brewers scored again till the 6th inning. The Rockies picked up 2 runs in the 6th.
Corey Dickerson hit his first MLB home run to lead off the inning and 2 batters later Michael Cuddyer hit a solo shot to tie the game at 3. The Rockies would regain the lead on a third solo home run in the 7th inning. That one was hit by Dexter Fowler and gave the Rockies a 4-3 lead.
In the Brewers half of the 8th the brewers would once again get the lead with 2 runs in the inning. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a home run with Carlos Gomez on third, he reached third after hitting a double and stealing the base the Brewers now had a 5-4 lead.
Matt Belilse came into pitch for the Rockies in the 8th inning. Chacin pitched 7 giving up the 3 runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. He gave up 8 hits walked 1 and struck out 4.
Cuddyer hitting a double in the 8th inning. Scoring Tulo who lead off the inning with a double to once again tie the game.
The Cuddy hustle down the first base line.
Tulo rounding third and heading for home.
Cuddy taking out short stop Jeff Bianchi as the ball goes past second base.
Tulo stepping on home to tie the game at 5.
Bianchi gear looked like a garage sale,(Snowboard/Ski term for losing your Sh!t on a fall) yes that is his glove about 10 feet behind second.
John Axford started the 8th inning for the brewers, here’s a hint he did not finish it!
Cuddy stealing third base.
Here he is scoring after a Arenado single. This gave the Rockies a 6-5 lead.
Khris Davis pinch hit in the 9th for the Brewers,
he lined out to Cuddy in right.
Rickie Weeks gets a piece of this Rex Brothers fast ball.
Weeks running for first.
The ball was hit back to Brothers and he made a throw to Helton at first.
He threw the ball high and Helton made a great save pulling this one out of air.
But did not land back on the base in time and Weeks got a single. I think when Helton landed he did not hit the bag.
Aoki ended the game with a fly ball to Dexter Fowler.
The Rockies would win this game 6-5 and the series 2-1 and go 5 and 5 this home stand. They really needed wins this home stand. Playing against the Cubs, Miami and the Brewers. The should have won at least to or even 3 more games against these teams. They are 3 of the 4 worst teams in the National League.
Well that is it for this one, It was a win before they hit the road. I finally caught up and they return from the road trip against the Pirates on Friday.
See you at Coors.
Thought I was gonna get some games in at the Spring and Grand Junction this week, but looks like it is not happening. Guess I got to get some hiking and me time in before they return home!
Brewers vs. Rockies
So today I tried something a little different instead of rushing to the stadium to be there for 4 O’clock when the gates opened I left my house about 4:10 and got into the stadium about 4:45. I missed the Rockies BP and the Brewers were hitting when I got into Coors. With in about 10 minutes of being there I got a BP baseball. Not bad for slacking and showing up 45 minutes late! Not that this will start a new trend of showing up late, it just shows sometimes I don’t have to put in as much time to get a ball.
Today was the Rockies debut of Colin McHugh he was the pitcher we had gotten from the Mets for Eric Young Jr. McHugh has been in the majors before with not much success, His best game was last Aug. in his MLB debut against the Rockies at Citifield in NY. He has been pitching well in Triple A Las Vegas this year with a 3-2 record. After being traded the Rockies optioned him to Double A Tulsa. He was brought up to see if he could fill the Rockies available starting spot. which has been kind of revolving door this season for the Rockies.
Before warm ups Todd Helton stopped and signed a few autographs. As usual when he signs it was a mob of people rushing over to where he was. I came close to getting one this time but did not. I do have a few cards for him to sign but nothing that is important to finishing team sets or anything.
Here is Colin McHugh throwing his first pitch to Rickie Weeks. It was a fastball for a called strike. Not a bad start but that did not last long the second pitch was a ball and the third was a hit to left field resulting into a double and later a run. weeks advanced to third on a Norichika Aoki sac-bunt and scored on a Jean Segura single. Jonathan Lucroy hit another double for the Brewers 2 batters later and that put Segura on 3rd., he would than score on a Carlos Gomez sac-fly to right. Lucroy scored on a Caleb Gindl double for a 3-0 Brewers lead.
Segura diving back to first after his single.
Here is Segura sliding at home for the Brewers second run.
Jim Wright visiting the Mound in the first inning.
The Rockies hitter did not do much in the first against the Brewers starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny. Dexter Fowler flew out to right to start the inning and then D.J. LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki both struck out.
Tulo discussing the called strike with home plate umpire Dana Demuth.
McHugh settled down a little in the 4th only facing 3 batters, he did get a slightly inside on Jean Segura who got hit by a pitch but did not get the base because it was during a swing for a strike.
The Rockies tried to get the game back in the 6th. here is D.J. LeMahieu sliding into home for the first Rockies run of the game on a Tulo single.
The Brewers would get a 7th run in the 7th. a solo home run by Lucroy off Adam Ottavino. Ottavino came in to pitch in the 6th inning. McHugh went 5 full innings giving up 6 runs on 9 hits walking 1 and striking out 2. Ottavino pitched the 6th and 7th the only hit he allowed was the home run to Lucroy.
Corey Dickerson pinch hit for the pitcher in the 7th. He hit a single with one out.
Dexter Fowler reached also in the 7th on an error by first baseman Francisco. He would get out after LeMahieu hit into a double play to end the inning. The Brewers manager did come out to argue the call with first base umpire Cory Blaser.
The Rockies did get a run in the 8th. another one of those To Little to late solo home runs to lead off the inning by Tulo. Glad to see him hitting but where are these home runs with runners on when we are down by 3.
Jim Henderson pitching for the brewers in the 9th inning. he was the Brewers 4th pitcher of the night. Their starter Gorzelanny went 6 innings and was responsible for 4 of the Rockies runs. Henderson would strike out both Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.
Jonny Herrera came into pinch hit for the pitchers spot but flew out to right to end the game. So the Rockies let this one get away with a bad pitching attempted by McHugh and lack of runs support even know they did score 5. The final was 7-5 and that was it for game to against the Brew Crew.
Still playing catch up with the last home series. While I am writing this the Rockies are getting ready for game 2 against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. After the very bad series in Atlanta they did get the first game against the Pirates who have been real hot lately lets hope they can cool them down this week since they have to face them back at Coors next week.
I would also like to thank everone who follows the Rox Addict blog once again I made the top 50 at #42 for the month of July.
Till then I will see you at Coors.
Also remember you still have time to answer the Roxivus trivia Question just email me the answer firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the question in this link: http://roxaddict.mlblogs.com/2013/07/23/roxivus-whatever-that-means-and-game-one-of-the-cubs-series/
I am going to have the winner pick the prize there are a few autographs and some 20th anniversary items up for grabs.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
Game 1 of series.
My 48th game at Coors this year. 60th with the Springs and road trip.
The Brewers had some heavy hitters in Batting Practice unfortunately I was unable to snag anything today. Seems like I get shut out more than I get anything these days. I have been to 51 MLB games this year and have 21 baseballs. Most people would think that is pretty good, but for someone who is out there at BP everyday it is not the best of numbers. In past years I have done a lot better in batting practice.
Todays starting pitcher for the Rockies was Tyler Chatwood. He had a incredible outing more on that in a bit. But he did strike out 3 of the 4 batters he faced in the 1st. Tyler had 5 strike outs in the first 2 innings. At first I wondered if the Umpire just had a huge strike zone or if he was really pitching that well.
I first wondered about the strike zone because the Brewers starter Wily Peralta also struck out 2 in the first inning. Then I did realize that the strike outs were mostly swinging and there were not many called strikes There were only 4 called strikes between the 3 batters that Chatwood faced in the first and only Dexter Fowler struck out looking during his at bats. So it was defiantly a very good start for Tyler.
The Rockies got some runs in the 2nd inning, it started with Michael Cuddyer walked to lead off the inning followed by a Todd Helton single. Wilin Rosario would also walk to load the base’s.
The fourth batter of the inning was Charlie Blackmon who popped out to Jean Segura at short.
Nolan Arenado would take a swing and drop the ball and it would deflect off Peralta.
Arenado running to first as the ball rolls slowly towards Ricky Weeks at second.
Weeks fielding the deflected ball hit by Arenado. That would score Cuddyer from third.
Helton and Rosario at home after scoring on the Chatwood double.
D.J. LeMahieu would get the hit to score the Rockies fourth run of the inning. Arenado scored on this hit to short that would get Fowler out at second, but still allow Arenado to score 4-0 Rockies.
Tulo would hit to short to get LeMahieu out at second to end the inning. Tulo was the ninth batter of the inning.
Not much happened in the 3rd. Chatwood got all 3 Brewers he faced in the inning to ground out and would then strike out an additional 2 batters in the 4th. That was his 6th and 7th of the game.
The Rockies had another productive inning in the 4th scoring 4 runs. Charlie Blackmon started the inning with single and Arenado followed with a single both of them and LeMahieu would score. Dexter Fowler would be tagged out at home on a Tulo single trying for the third run of the inning. But that did not happen till Michael Cuddyer hit a single to short and LeMahieu scored.
Chatwood would give up 2 runs in the 6th but stayed in the game and pitched the 7th inning. He would only give up the 2 runs and 6 hits striking out 11 and walking no batters he really attacked the strike zone and kept the ball low which resulted into many ground outs when he was not striking out the Brewers. There was absolutely no fly outs to the out field. The only 2 outs that were in the air was a line out to Helton in the 5th and another to Arenado in the 7th.
Manny Corpas came in and finished the game for the rockies he also pitched well he struck out 2 and allowed a run on a 9th inning solo home run to Carlos Gomez. he did allow a hit in the 8th but worked his way out of it with a force out and a double play to end the inning.
The hit was by Rickie Weeks.
He was out at second on a Norichika Aoki hit to Tulo at short. Weeks came in a little hard and Tulo did not throw to first but got the lead runner. Tulo did have a second opportunity for a double play on a Segura hit which did result into a inning ending double play.
Manny Corpas came up for his own at bat in the 9th but struck out swinging on 3 Pitches.
Burke Badenhop pitched the 8th and 9th for the Brewers. He was the Brewers third pitcher of the game for the Brewers. He only faced 6 batters in the 2 innings. Peralta was taken out of the game in the 4th inning and replaced by Rob Wooten.
The Rockies won this one 8-3 in this incredible performance by Tyler Chatwood 11 strike outs and 2 RBI’s and pitching through the 7th. Not a bad night for him.
The Rockies celebrate this win against the Brewers still playing catch up with this home stand that won’t seem to go away the Rockies have been on the road 4 days and I still have 2 games to go!!!
The Rockies have been in Atlanta and it has not been a great series they got swept losing all for and head to Pittsburgh for a weekend series against the Pirates who are playing very well.
Lets hope it goes a little better for the Rockies against them then in Atlanta.
Well that is it for this one. Got some games coming up with Minor League affiliates while the Rockies are on the road!
See you around!