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Lincecum Fall and holds onto the Ball!

5-18-2012

Giants vs. Rockies game 3 of the series.

My 22nd game at Coors this year!

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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.

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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.

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Here is Tyler Chatwood throwing the first pitch to the Giants Angel Pagan. Pagan would ground out to first to start the game with an out. The second batter Marco Scutaro reached on a single. IMG_0607

he would get out at second when Pablo Sandoval hit into a double play. That ended the first inning for the Giants.

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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.

IMG_0632Fowler grounded out to third base. Josh Rutledge would also get out and Carlos Gonzalez was walked.

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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.

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Troy Tulowitzki would ground out to Brandon Crawford at short.

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Crawford throwing to first to get Tulo at first.

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Brandon Belt stepping on first for the 3rd out of the inning. IMG_0652

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.

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Posey being called out by third bas umpire Bob Davison.

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Troy Tulowitzki does the cross body throw to first.

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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.

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Here is Josh Rutledge sliding into third after the Lincecum error in the 4th inning.

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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

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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.

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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!