Braves vs. Rockies
Game 4 of series
Jhoulys Chacin started this day game for the Rockies. Chacin was in his old form for this game he was getting ahead in counts early against the Braves batters and his stuff was really working he retired the Braves in order including a strike out to B.J. Upton.
Here is D.J. LeMahieu getting the first out of the inning Jason Heyward.
Ervin Santana started for the Braves and Charlie Blackmon did what he does best and that is lead off with an extra base hit.
Charlie just being Nazty as he makes the big turn around first and heading to second!
The Rockies bats were not able to get him home for a run as Santana had a good inning after giving up the double. He got the next 3 batters out in order including striking out both Josh Rutledge and Wilin Rosario.
Corey Dickerson tried to stretch a double into a triple and did not miss it by much to lead off the 2nd inning, he was out at third and the Rockies would go down in order again and it looked like the offensive slump would return. The Bats came alive in the 3rd as D.J. LeMahieu started the inning with a walk not exactly a bat coming alive but a base runner. He was caught stealing and Jhoulys Chacin got on base with a single and Blackmon came up with a Chacin on and even better then hitting doubles and that is hitting home runs and that put the Rockies on the board with a 2-0 lead. Blackmon has 10 double this season and 12 homers.
Drew Stubbs takes a swing in the 4th inning that resulted in the third out of the inning.
The Rockies did get a 3rd run in the 6th inning a solo home run by Justin Morneau. The Rockies had a 3-0 lead.
Corey Dickerson slides into home for the Rockies first of 5 runs in the 7th inning.
Jordan Walden came in with 1 out in the 7th to replace Ervin Santana. Santana went 6 1/3rd. giving up 6 runs on 7 hits. striking out 8 but giving up 2 homers and walking 2.
Chacin went a full 7 and gave up only 2 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2. Great to see him pitch so well, it has been a while.
Justin Morneau stands on first after a 2 run single. Those runs gave the Rockies a 6 run lead.
Wilin Rosario watches a pitch go by during his 7th inning at bat he was the 9th batter for the Rockies in the inning. In total they scored 5 runs and took a 8-0 lead.
Adam Ottavino pitched the 8th inning for the Rockies And gave up 3 runs to the Braves 2 on a home run to B.J. Upton.
Tulo tosses gum out to the crowd between innings.
After taking a foul tip off the mask during Corey Dickerson at bat Braves catcher Gerald Laird got hit by Dickerson’s swing.
The next pitch Braves relief pitcher David Carpenter hit Dickerson with a pitch and this is where the game became crazy. After Dickerson had words with Carpenter…
Walt came out and pretty much had words with everyone! Yelling at Carpenter and the Umpire.
He was then tossed from the game. Carpenter was immediately thrown out after Dickerson was hit.
Arguments continued all over the place and the Rockies bench got warned to stay in the dugout.
Walt Continued to argue.
Walt Leaving the field. This was the most fired up I have ever seen Walt it was nice to see.
That Renee Lachman gave the ump an ear full. That must have been an interesting conversation!
Anthony Varvaro replaced Carpenter and the Rockies picked up another 2 runs in the inning.
This was only half of the ejections for the inning. After the Braves came up to the plate and Nick Masset came into pitch…
He hit Evan Gattis who was the 3rd Braves batter in the inning with 2 outs.
Nick Masset and Bench Coach Tommy Runnels were then ejected for a total of 3 Rockies being thrown out and a total of 4 players and coaches.
Masset standing on the mound after hitting Gattis.
Matt Belisle came into pitch the last out for the Rockies.
Lach pulled Terry Pendelton over to the side after the game. Just could imagine what was said.
The Rockies won this game 10-3.
This seems to be a result of a lot of frustration over the past few weeks. Dickerson being hit was also the second Rockies batter to be hit in as many days. Josh Rutledge was hit in the head on Wednesday. The Braves thought Dickerson hit Laird on purpose, now Dickerson is a very good player and is very talented with the bat, but for him to be able to foul tip a ball and intentionally hit catcher would take an incredible amount of talent and skill. This was one of the craziest game I have seen in a long time. It was nice to see a little fire in Walt and hopefully this win is the boost this team needs to get things together. As I am writing this the Rockies have won 2 game in the 9th inning against the Giants in San Francisco. This is the first series win there in over 4 years and are going for the sweep later this afternoon. The Rockies are now 2 games under .500 with a 33-35 record and are 9.5 games behind the giants and are 3rd place in the National League West.
So that is it for this one I have another post coming from Fridays night game in the Springs.