Giants vs. Rockies game 3 of the series.
My 22nd game at Coors this year!
After Friday Nights Win it was great to be back at Coors. With the series split the Rockies need this one against the 2 time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum. Tyler Chatwood was called back up from Colorado Springs after being up for a 2 starts one against the Braves at Coors and one against the Dodgers in L.A. it was a very good start for Tyler. The Rockies did win both games he pitched this year.
Here is a photo of Jerry Weinstein, Wilin Rosario, Tyler Chatwood and Jim Wright coming in from bullpen. Really like the contrast in the photo and I don’t mean of the BNW, I mean how Tyler is in Game mode with his coach and Wilin and Jerry are just have a good time laughing and smiling.
he would get out at second when Pablo Sandoval hit into a double play. That ended the first inning for the Giants.
Tim Lincecum who has been one of the coolest away player to the fans signing a lot throwing his first pitch of the game to Dexter Fowler.
He than stole second and advanced to third on a really bad of the mark by Buster Posey that Marco Scutaro could just not get to and it headed to center field.
Troy Tulowitzki would ground out to Brandon Crawford at short.
Crawford throwing to first to get Tulo at first.
Buster Posey get caught stealing at third in the 2nd inning this was an important out. It would have resulted into a second run in the inning. Posey would have scored on a Brandon Belt double. Belt did score on a Gregor Blanco single for a Giants 1-0 lead.
Posey being called out by third bas umpire Bob Davison.
Troy Tulowitzki does the cross body throw to first.
To get Hunter Pence out at first in the 3rd inning.
The Rockies did take the lead in the 3rd inning. The scored 3 runs on good old fashion small ball it is amazing that it actually works a lead off walk to Charlie Blackmon, he would advance on a Tyler Chatwood sac-bunt and would score on a Fowler double to left field. Fowler scored on a hit ball by Josh Rutledge to Tim Lincecum who had a bad throw to first and advanced to third base. It was a real rough night for Tim he had a few footing issues while pitching once just slipping and the second in the 4th when he pretty much fell off the mound held onto the ball and it was called a baulk. It did advance Nolan Arenado who was at first after he hit a single. After the 4th inning the Rockies had a 4-1 lead.
Here is Josh Rutledge sliding into third after the Lincecum error in the 4th inning.
After a very good start for Tyler Chatwood after the pinch hitter Nick Noonan was announced the Rockies made a switch of their own. Bringing in Josh Outman. The Giants than pulled Noonan and had Joaquin Arias pinch hit. So after a good outing where Chatwood only allowed 1 run in 5 2/3rd innings on 7 hits and walking and striking out 4 batters. It is great to see he held the base runners from 7 hits from not scoring.
The Rockies did score 2 runs in the 5th inning when Wilin Rosario hit a 2 run home run to get just a little more insurance runs. (6-1) Rox
Dexter Fowler getting into the head of Giants relief pitcher Jean Machi in the 7th inning. Who was called up from their triple A affiliate Fresno Grizzly’s that day. He did go on to steal second and score 1 more run on a Rosario single. That was Rosario’s 3rd RBI of the game. The Rockies went on to score 3 more runs in the 8th inning. Before the Rockies got their 3 the Giants did manage a run also in the 8th. Hunter Pence scored on a Brandon Crawford single. Pence lead off the inning with double.
Todd Helton flips the ball to Wilton Lopez to end the game. Lopez replaced Outman in the 8th. He finished the 8th and pitched well enough to only face 3 batters. the Rockies won their second game in a row against the Giants and is the first time they won 2 in a row in about 3 weeks. great to see the bats start to come alive again. The Giants throwing errors and miss played balls helped but we had to hit them to the right spot for those to make the difference and using them to the Rockies advantage. The Rockies 1 this game 10-2 and out scored them 20-11 in the last 2 games. After this game the Rockies are now 2 games behind the 1st Place Diamondbacks and 1 game behind the Giants in the National League west. This week will only keep getting more interesting as we face the Diamondbacks for 3 games.
There is one more from this series a Sunday game and a Dante Bichette bobble head day!
See You at Coors!
Giants Vs. Rockies
My 39th Game at Coors should have stayed home!!!
I came right from work and arrived a little late to BP I came close to one ball slightly after I arrived hit by the Giants but the kid in front of me with some really good vert got it nice catch! I did not get one. This BP. I headed down to the wall and the usual guys signed Rutledge, Colvin, Pacheco and Helton Very Cool to see Todd Signing been catching up on all the thing I have for him. But I did not get him today.
Before the game I also met Jared Dean. He does a blog Rox Walk Off. I send him photos because he is from out-of-town and a huge Rockies Fan. Here is a link to his blog. http://www.roxwalkoff.com/
Me, Amy (Take From Blake) and Jared Dean (Rox Walk Off). Photo is from Amy’s camera mine did something stupid and the photos did not come out!
Jonathan Sanchez was the starting pitcher for the Rockies he pitched terrible. He did get himself out of many situations and did only let up 2 runs in his 3 innings he pitched. He also walked 3 and struck out 1. He had a very high pitch count 100 in the 3.
Hey look its Ryan The Riot!!!! He hit a single in the first He also got a RBI scoring Pagan. (2-0) before the Rox got up to bat. in the first.
Hunter Pence at bat in the 1st. he got on base on a fielder’s choice. He than stole second.
This is his hit. I like the dirt coming up where the ball hit.
Another great sunset at Coors.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched for the Giants.
The Sunset was still great in the 4th. Tyler Colvin is on second and the Rox were down 3-0 at this point.
Still a great sunset and still a lousy game! Marc Stout stole this photo for his profile picture on Facebook!!!!!
Then I was on the move!!!! here’s one of the sunset from the concourse.
I went visiting and sat with The Ranter in his perch in the Rockpile!! This is a photo of D.J. Lemahieu hitting the ball. In the 5th inning. He grounded out.
Here is Adam Ottavino pitching to Joaquin Arias in the 6th inning. Love the view of the plate from here.
In the bottom of the 7th Dexter Fowler finally broke the Rockies all times triple record with his 50th of his career. Neifi Perez held it with 49. I have photographed almost every pitch thrown to him this week and I did not at this at bat so I was only able to get him getting to third standing up. Way to Go Dex!!!!! He did score on a Carlos Gonzalez single(7-1) Giants
The Baby Bull Wilin Rosario went long in the 7th. Scoring himself and Helton. Helton got on base and scored Pacheco for his 569th double in his career. Pacheco once again hit a double to get on base. (7-4) Giants.
The last 2 innings I headed down to the pavilions and sat with Eric. The Rockies completely fell apart well what ever was still together at that point they lost the game 16-4 The Giants scored 6 in the 8th. 3 in the 9th. There was some winning on the scoreboard. When the posted Missy Franklin record-breaking Gold Medal in the 200 meter backstroke.
That is it for this one I will return to Coors on Sunday Stayed home saturday night The Rockies lost 11-6 getting better only lost by 5!!!!
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See ya at Coors!!
Rockies Vs. Giants
Starters: Jorge De La Rosa
Today I got to go down to the first row thanks to Robert who had an extra ticket by him for this game. During Batting Practice I did get one ball from the Giants it was a Ground Rule Double off the warning track.
Despite the rain over night the hosers still need to do their thing. The tarp they cover the infield with may of help their job security for the day.
Jorge De La Rosa and Pitching Coach Bob Apadaca heading to the bullpen.
To the right Catcher Jose Morales on the walk to the bullpen for pre game warm ups.
Glenallen Hill looks on as the players warm up before the game.
Dexter Fowler and Glenallen Hill
The creative BNW to show off my mad photo skillz during the National Anthem
Ubaldo heads over to the crowd to sign autographs
Before the game the Rockies Remembered Keli McGregor. After amoment of silence his children threw out the first pitch.
The pitches were thrown to The Deuce, Ryan Silbourghs and Todd Helton
Matt Belise heads out to the bullpen with the rest of the bullpen staff. Clayton Mortenson has the pink princes bag for this game.
Jonny Herrera gets a few sprints in before the start of the game
Cargo signing autographs
Jorge De La Rosa and Jose Morales heading in to start the game
Jorge throws first pitch to the Giants Aaron Rowand for a first pitch single. He would later be thrown out at second on a Aubrey Huff hit to The Deuce. Which should of been a double play. Thanks for the missed call Ump. Karma would then catch up with Huff as he was thrown out at 3rd by a throw from Cargo from left hit by buster Posey. The Giants would score a run this inning . Freddy Sanchez scored the run he was walked by De La Rosa and advanced to on Huff single and scored by Posey’s hit. The Rox went down in order in the bottom of the 1st. Dex K’d, Herrera Pop out to 3rd and Cargo grounded out to second.
Aubrey Huff thrown out at 3rd.
In the second The Rox came back with vengence The Deuce lead off with a doubl, Helton got hit by a pitch The Deuce scored on a seth Smith single. (1-1) Ty Wiggington was the 4th batter to head to the plate in the second and he hit his first Rockies Homerun which also was his 1000th career hit.
Pat Burrell can only watch as Ty Wiggingtons homer sails over his head.
1000th Career hit and his 1st Rockies Homerun.
Wiggington Hi Fives 3rd base coach Rich Dauer. The Homerun scored 3 runs
making the score (4-1) Rox
Dan caught the Wiggington HR. It was Dan’s 79th HR ball in Coors.
The Rockies would send 10 batters to the plate in the inning
After the Giants sat down in order in the Top off the 3rd. Helton hit a lead off double. He would then be stranded at 3rd after he advanced from a Seth Smith Sac Fly to center.
Helton slides into 3rd after tagging up on the Smith sacfly in the 3rd.
A view of Coors from section 155 these seats are right above the 390ft in Left
Dex makes a catch in center.
Giants starter Matt Cain only lasted 4 2/3 innings with a 100 pitches letting up 4 runs on 6 hits. Giants relief pitcher Dan Runzler heading to the mount in the 5th.He would then strike out Jorge De La Rosa for the 3rd out of the inning. The Rockies would score 2 runs in the inning (7-1) Rockies.
The Giants would the score a run in the 6th (7-2). Sanchez would lead off with a single he would advance to 2nd on a baulk. He would then advance to third on a Huff flyout. and score on a Posey ground out to The Deuce.
The Rockies would score 4 more runs in the 7th inning The Deuce lead off the inning with a single he advanced to 3rd on a bad throw for a pick off attemp at 1st. Then scored on a Wiggington ground out. Ryan Spilbourghs would pitch hit for De La Rosa and hit a 3 run HR scoring 3 runs.(10-2) Rockies that is all that the Rockies would need and avoided the sweep by the Giants. The Rockies are now 3 games ahead of the Giants in the National League West. De La Rosa pitched 7 innings. He was replace by Betancourt in the 8th and Huston Street came in the game in the 9th. It wasn’t a save situation but he was brought out for some work since he has not pitched in 3 days.
Spili rounding 2nd after his 3 run pinch hit HR in the 7th. This was Spili’s 2nd career pinch hit HR.
Huston Street strikes out Pat Burell to end the game. The Rockies are now 13-5. They are now heading out on the road for 3 games in Florida against the Marlins and then 3 in Chicago against the Cubs. They will return home to Coors on the 29th against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Deuce hi fives Jonny Herrera after the Rockies Win.
The Team celabrates the win.
Like always after a Rockies win i headed over to the Root Sports Post game Desk. I got some face time on the post game show!!!! Here are a few photos.
The Crowd behind the Root Sports Desk.
Tom Helmer, Jeff Huson and Mark Stout at the post game desk.
Thats it for this one. Once agians thanx for checking out the post. Coming this week we will be heading to the Springs for a Sky Sox game on Tuesday and then will be at Coors at some point during the Pirates series.