Padres vs. Rockies
Game 3 of Series and my 3rd of the year.
Rockies up 2-0 in the Series
This year the Rockies have gotten new graphics on the score board.
Today was the first autograph Sunday and what is a better way to start off is with the first Rockies 1993 Team members signing the first line I got on had David Neid and Gerald Clark. Since I already had both of them on my 1993 team project I had Gerald sign my Ticket stub and David Neid signed the photo I had in the 1993 post of him throwing at Shea. The Photo above was of the signers of the second group I went to and it was Freddie Benavides and Gary Wayne. I had Benavides also sign my ticket stub and Wayne on the 1993 photo since he was not there on Saturday.
Eric Young was the next line over. I did not get anything signed by him.
After the autograph session was over we headed to the wall and bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin stopped and signed a few for us. I did not have anything for him to sign and he is on my team photo for the year.
Today being a Sunday day game a few starters did not start and the bench guys took the field.
Pacheco was at first, Reid Brignac at 2nd and Jonny Herrera started at short.
Jhoulys Chacin and Wilin Rosario heading in from the bull pen.
Jhoulys Chacin throwing the first pitch to the Padres Evereth Cabrera. He and Will Venerable would both get out Cabrera grounded out to Brignac at second and Venerable flew out to Dex in center. Mark Kotsay hit a single and was left on base.
Rene Lacheman does his thing giving a ball to a kid and his spiel, It is great to listen to. We have been watching him do this in the Springs for years and it is great that he now gets to do it in Coors.
Edinson Volquez started for the Padres. The Rockies roughed him up quick.
Carlos Gonzalez hit a double and also advanced on a wild pitch. He scored on a Brignac double and the Rockies took a 3-0 lead.
The Padres Scored a run in the 4th inning and the Rockies went on to score one also in the 6th inning. (4-1) Rockies
Jhoulys Chacin pitch 6.2 innings and than was removed from game by Walt Weiss. He let up 1 run, 6 hits, 2 strike outs and did not walk anyone. He also threw 99 pitches and has a 1.35 ERA in his 2 starts.
Edgmer Escolona cam into the game and he pitched the remainder of the 7th and the whole 8th inning.
Cargo taken a pitch for a ball and was walk in his 7th inning at bat.
With Cargo and Fowler on Wilin Rosario hit his third home run of the season.
Wilin at home plate after his run around the bases. (7-1) Rockies
Jonny Herrera hit a triple in the 8th with Chris Nelson scoring the Rockies 8th run of the game.
Yorvit Torealba pinch hit for the pitcher in the inning and scored there 2 run of the inning and final run of the game. (9-1) Rockies
Wilton Lopez came in to pitch the 9th inning for the Rockies. After getting Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko out things got a little shaky letting up a single to Chris Denorfia and a double to Alexi Amarista.
He held the runners on base and john Baker flew out to Dexter Fowler for the final out of the series.
The Rockies swept the Opening series against the Padres and the last 2 in Milwaukee. They have a 5 game winning streak and are 5-1 on the season and leading the league with 13 home runs. Ooops 14 Cargo just put one in McCovey Cove as I wrote this!
I think this road trip will be a big test and if things go well we should be ok. Going to two very none pitching friendly stadiums At&T Park in San Francisco and Petco Park in San Diego. I am also interested how the game at Petco will change this year with the new dimensions.
So that is it for this Opening Weekend. It was great hangin with everyone and being at Coors once again. Meeting some of the 1993 guys was an awesome experience and see the Rockies play some great games again made it even better. It has been along time since we saw good games at Coors the hitting has been incredible and the pitching has been doing a really good job keeping runner of base and working out of situations when there are runners on.
Well that is it for this one, I will be at Coors the whole home stand against the Mets and Diamondbacks.
See You at Coors!