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The Big Cat was missing his bat!

6-2-2013

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Andres Galarraga Bobble Head day

Like usual we arrived at the stadium really early to get on line for the bobble heads and autograph. Not as much for the bobble heads but to have good positioning in line for autographs. Like always a few minutes before the gates opened they let you know who or who may be signing. I got a text from someone at the stadium saying that the Big Cat may be signing. This would of been great since none of the other players who have had bobble heads have signed on there bobble head day. After we got in we found out that he was not signing and the signers were D.J. LeMahieu,Eric Young Jr., Edgmer Escolona and rob Scahill. So that was great I needed D.J. on my team project and had a photo for Escolona so I had mom take 16×20 to D.J. and I got on Edgmers line which was also the line that was rumored to be where Andres Galarraga would be signing if he did. Which gave me the versatility I would need if it was him. So I got Edgmer to sign a print of a photo I had either taken this year or last in spring training.

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As we waited for the signers to come out which is over a half hour I have been taking out the bobble heads and taking a photo of them on the wall with the field behind them. As I took it out of the box I noticed the bat was missing so I asked the usher working the line if I could go get a new one and she let me so I headed back to the gate and they immediately helped me and handed me a new one. So that is the one in the photo.

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Eric Young Jr’s line

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D.J. LeMahieu taking a ball to sign.

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Always get a smile from EYJ when he signs for you!

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After autographs were done we noticed lights set up in front of the Rockies dugout and it was for a photo that Andres Galarraga would take with on the Venezuelan players on the Rockies current roster. The players in the photo were Carlos Gonzalez, Edgmer Escolona, Jonny Herrera, Jhoulys Chacin and Rafael Betancourt.

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Here is what it looked like! This photo is courtesy of the Colorado Rockies twitter @Rockies. An a very rare photo not taken by me on this blog!

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Here is Jonny Herrera signing autographs. That is actually my photo he is signing, Thanks to John for running it over to him for me. It was a pretty good day for autographs I got Edgmer, Jonny and Tyler Chatwood each on an 8×10 and D.J. on my team 16×20. Tyler stopped and signed after the pitchers warmed up while we were on line for the autograph Sunday autographs.

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Michael Cuddyer during the National Anthem. I have taken it before but it is always a favorite of mine with the flag his stance and attention to the color guard.

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Andres Galarraga  waving as he is announce to throw out the first pitch.

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Here he is throwing the pitch did really well from the mound.

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He throw to fellow Venezuelan Carlos Gonzalez.

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Here is Jorge De La Rosa taking the mound before his start.

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Jorge throwing the first pitch of the game to the Dodgers Nick Punto.

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IMG_2751Punto grounded out to 3rd for the first out. Juan Uribe would fly out, Jorge would walk Adrian Gonzalez and than strike out Scott Van Slyke to end the inning.

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here is a look at Cargo in left field. with the Vote for CarGo sign in the background.

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Jonny Herrera at Short giving the base coverage sign to D.J. LeMahieu at second base.

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Dexter Fowler wasted no time to keep his momentum rolling from Saturday nights walk off. With this first pitch home run that Andre Either could only watch as it hit the second fence in the Rockies bull pen. So in 2 at bats and only 2 pitches Dexter has won a game and took the lead in a second game. Not bad Don’t forget to vote for Dex when filling out those All-Start ballots. The Rockies scored a second run also, D.J. LeMahieu walked stole second advanced to third on a throwing error and scored on a Michael Cuddyer sac fly to center field. 2-0 Rockies

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The Dodgers did not let the Rockies to hold the lead for long they scored 2 of there own in the 2nd. inning. Andre Either singled to get on base and so did Luis Cruz. They would both score on this Skip Shumaker double that he tried to stretch into a triple and was tagged out by Nolan Arenado. That is just a case of no one read the scouting report that said Cargo has an above average arm and running to third is stupid if the ball is in left field. I think the squirrel that was on his baseball card a few years ago know that! Well he got 2 RBI’s I guess the out is kinda irrelevant.

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Todd helton showed that he still had his bat in the 4th when the next run of the game was scored on his lead off home run. Here he is crossing the plate and slapping Arenado five after the homer. This run gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead. The Rockies went on to score an additional run in the inning Herrera scored after being walked on a LeMahieu single. (4-0) Rockies

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Matt Magil pitching in the 4th inning. he remained in the game through the 6th inning which meant another Rockies run in the 5th and 6th. In the 5th it was a  homerun to Michael Cuddyer with Jorge on base and in the 6th it was Dexter Fowlers second home run of the game also a lead off home run.

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Adam Ottavino came in to pitch the 8th and 9th innings for the Rockies. Jorge pitched a very good 7 innings, he let up only 2 runs, 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5. He also threw 94 pitches in 7 innings which is very good. Ottavino finished the game with out letting a Dodger on base. He said take that Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn! he struck out 4 and I think he should be called Brookkkklyn!

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After Magil was taken out Matt Guerier pitched the 7th for the Dodgers and Peter Moylan pitched the 8th.

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Wilin Rosario getting excited after the Andre Either strike out in the 9th to end the game. IMG_2887

The Baby Bull and Brookkkklyn with the fist bump after the 7-2 win in this one and the 2nd win taking the series from the Dodgers.

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With Dexter’s 2 home runs he was the player of the game.

remember to Vote for dex and all the Rockies for the All-Star game. Here is a link you can vote up to 25 times online a day!

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG13_300x250

The only thing that would of made this game better would have been Tom Helmer jumping on the desk for the post game show! Once again with Joel leaving roots sports we are trying to bring back Helmer if you agree let roots sports know that you want him back. Either on Facebook, twitter or there website.

Bring Back Helmer.

That is it for this series and home stand the Rockies return after a short road trip to play the Reds on Thursday.

See You at Coors!

Photo Day 2013 and some free baseball in this rollercoaster of a game!

6-1-2013

Dodgers vs. Rockies

Game 2 of series.

My I lost count game of the year.

Today was photo day this was the 3rd year I have attended photo day at Coors. I have also been to one in 2010 at Spring Training in Tucson. It is always really cool to see almost all the players and coaches. Here are a bunch of the photo.

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Todd Helton was the first player over by our section.

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Matt Belise

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Pitching Coach Jim Wright and 3rd base coach Stu Coles

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              1st base coach Rene Lacheman

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Jonny Herrrera

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                     Dexter Fowler  IMG_2205                                                    Catching Coach Jerry Weinstein

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Carlos “Cargo” GonzalezIMG_2229

Juan Nicasio

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Michael Cuddyer with Julie

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Eric Young Jr.

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Jon Garland and Yorvit Torrealba

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Manager Walt “Uncle Walt” WeissIMG_2255

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Nolan Arrenado and Gary XIMG_2260

Nolan Arrenado

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Wilin “Baby Bull” Rosario and Vinny “El Matador” Castilla

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Ophilia and Wilin Rosario

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Rex Brothers

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                                  Rob Scahill

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Batting Coach Dante Bichette

During a lull between groups of player I took this Michael Cuddyer inspired photo.

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A view from center field from a very low angle on the center field warning track.

It was than time for the game. So we left the field and headed to the seats. We did see if anyone would sign today and I did not get any autographs. I not sure if anyone did sign.

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Jhoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies.

IMG_2367The Dodgers Carl Crawford started the game off with double.

Chacin got Mark Ellis grounded to Todd Helton at first.

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Adrian Gonzalez hit a single to get on base but was doubled up on a Andre Either hit to Tulo who tagged 2nd and threw over to first for the double play.

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Zack Greinke was the starting pitcher for the Dodgers. He sat the Rockies down in order in the first.

Chacin had a very good second inning only facing 3 batters his self.

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Michael Cuddyer started off the 2nd with a single and was moved over to 3rd on a Todd Helton single.

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Michael Cuddyer did score on a Nolan Arrenado double. Yorvit Torrealba walked and Jhoulys took a swing to hit into a double play.

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Getting Yorvit out at second…

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… and himself out at first to end the inning.

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The Dodgers picked up 3 runs in the 3rd inning. Tim Fedorowicz lead the inning with a home run (first of his career). Zach Greinke hit a single followed up by a Carl Crawford double he was removed from the game with a hamstring pull. Scott Van Slyke replaced him as a pinch runner and stayed in the game in left. The other 2 runs were score by Greinke on a Adrian Gonzalez sac fly. and Van Slyke on a Jerry Hairston single and Mark Ellis was out at first. (3-1) Dodgers

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After both Dexter and D.J. LeMahieu both struck out Carlos Gonzalez hit a triple and was left on base.

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There was no scoring till the 5th when Cargo hit a home run that was caught by Dan. The Rockies scored 3 runs in the inning 2 were on the Cargo home run the first was Torrealba on a Dex single. (4-3) Rox

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The Dodgers picked up 2 runs in the 6th inning. The runs were scored on a very good small ball inning with singles by Schumaker and Punto. They scored on a Tim Federowicz double ( also his first of career). After a ball was hit back to Zach Greinke that was off the dirt  it was close and looked like it was caught. (5-4) Dodgers.  Don Mattingly came out and argued the call and than was thrown out by first base umpire Brian Night. He was arguing with the home plate umpire when this happened, he than went on and yelled at Night for a few more minutes.

The Dodgers went on and scored 1 run in the 7th (6-4) Dodgers

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Michael Cuddyer hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 6.

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Cuddy high-fiving the Bat boy.

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Jay Howell the 4th Dodger pitcher of the game on the mound in the 8th inning. Greinke pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 9 hits and 4 runs.

Jhoulys Chacin would pitch 6 innings, he allowed 9 hits and 5 runs. He was replaced by Josh Outman in the 7th.

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Todd Helton striking out in the 10th.

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Howell being taken out of the game in the 10th inning by dodgers bench coach Trey Hilman who took over the team in the 6th when Mattingly was ejected.

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Yorvit Torrealba hitting his 10th inning single.

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Wilin Rosario legging out this single hit to Nick Punto at short in the 10th inning. He hit in the pitchers spot.

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Dex swinging at the first pitch of the at bat, to left for a single scoring Yorvit.

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Another walk of hit for Dexter Fowler.

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Yorvit crosses home after the Dex hit for the Rockies 7-6 win over the Dodgers to tie this series at 1 game a piece.

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Everyone piling on to Dex who is somewhere in the pile of people at first. Not sure what Matt Belise was doing but it looked like he was punching someone after he got the win with this run!

So after a few lead changes the Rockies came out on top taking this one from the Dodgers.

That is it for this one there is one more from this series against the Dodgers with a special Appearance by The Big Cat!

See You at Coors.