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9-6-2011

DiamondBack Vs.Rockies


Jason Hammel pitched for the Rockies and Josh Collmenter started for the D’backs.

Today was also the day that most of the September call ups are at Coors. Since the Sky Sox and Tulsa seasons are both over. So 2 of them started today one being Jordan Pacheco who is the starting catcher for the Sky Sox. He started at the revolving door we call third base.

Jordan Pacheco and Dexter Fowler during warm ups.

Also called up and starting today was Willin Rosario. Willin is a top prospect for the Rockies  and spent the last 2 seasons as a Tulsa Drillers.

Jason Hammel and Willin Rosario Heading in for the start of the game.

The question as always when Jason Hammel pitches is which Jason Hammel will pitch the dominant throw for strike and make batters cringe or the whoops was that a 4 run inning Jason Hammel.

Hammel got out of the  1st inning letting up a run. (1-0) D’backs

The 1st. inning did not yield any runs for the Rockies neither did the 2,3,4…..

In the second inning the D’backs went down in order including Jason Hammel striking out Chris Young and a great play or maybe a bad running error. When John McDonald hit a ball to the gap in left center and tried to stretch a sure double into a not so quite a triple Seth Smith picked it up and threw it in to The Deuce who than threw it to Pacheco at 3rd. for the out.

The Rockies also went down in order in the 2nd. Giambi grounded out and Seth Smith struck out. The third batter of the game was Willin Rosario for his first Major League at bat. He hit to the warning track in center, but it was caught by the D’backs center fielder Chris Young.

Wilin Rosario fouls a pitch back behind the netting.

Jason Hammel struck out Justin Upton in the 4th. to lead of the inning. Than sat the next 2 down also. In the Rockies 4th Jordan Pacheco would have his first Major League at bat. The result was a little different then Rosario’s. With a 1/1 count he swung and hit to center field for a single. He would advance to third after Hammel would sac bunt and Fowler grounded out, but remain there and not score.

Jordan Pachecos first MLB hit.

Hammel would have another good inning in the 5th Striking out 2 but also walking 1.

The Rockies would have had a productive inning in the 5th. With another first, after Seth Smith lead of with a triple Rosario stepped to the plate and no it wasn’t his first MLB hit he lined out, but Pacheco would ground out  Smith scored for Pachecos first MLB RBI!!!! To tie the game at 1.

Seth Smith slid into home plate after Pacheco hits the ball for Pachecos first RBI

The D’backs would than take the lead again in the 7th scoring 1 run, After a Goldschmidt lead off double, Gerrado Parra hit a single to score him 2 batters later.

Eric Young Jr. pinch hit in the 7th and hit a single.

D’backs Manager Kirk Gibson takes starter Collmenter out of the game in the 7th after Seth Smiths single.

Eric Young Jr. Sliding into home plate and was called out. I think he was safe but my call don’t matter. After seeing the play on TV after I got home it still looked like EYJ was safe.

The D’backs scored one, which on most nights would pretty much all they need to win the game., but not this night. Then there was the Rockies 8th. After Pacheco got out and Kouzmanoff came in to PH for Hammel, Fowler would hit a single. Kouzmanoff would be thrown out at second. Mark Ellis hit a single followed by Cargo single which score Dex to tie the game. Cargo and Ellis would advance a base on a wild pitch with The Deuce at bat. Once again he proved me wrong and hit another prove the Addict wrong 3 run HR.[Love when that happens]. (5-3) Rockies. That was the second time in 2 days he has done that. That was not it Ty Wiggington PH in the fifth spot also hit a single Seth Smith than hit another triple to score Wiggy. (6-3) Rosario walked to get on base for the first time in his MLB career with a walk. Pacheco also hit a single for another RBI his second. (7-3)Rockies. Kouzmanoff came up for the second time in the inning and was hit by a pitch. The next batter Fowler walked and scored Rosario from 3rd.(8-3) Rockies. Ellis ended the inning flying out to center. After 2 out the Rockies sent 10 batters to the plate after their were 2 outs and a total of 13 batters in the inning. Scoring 7 runs this was one of the best innings of baseball I have seen from this team all year, it was great that they were able to put a good rally together.

Dex Scoring the first run in the 8th.

The Deuces HR swing in the 8th

The ball was hit to the near empty pavilions

The Deuce steps on home after the 3 run HR, This time their was no hug for Cargo but a lot of High-Five!!

Wiggington scoring after Seth Smiths 2nd triple of the game.

Pacheco reaching base for his 2nd MLB hit and RBI.

This was probably the best game of the season for Jason Hammel he has pitched consistent occasionally but he was right on keeping his pitch count low for him, not having the blow up inning and striking out (????). Pitching 7 complete innings. In an interview awhile ago after totally falling apart one game he said that is just part of the enigma that is Jason Hammel well this game was a different part. It was the lights out, I am going to get the job done part of the enigma of Jason Hammel. Great game. unfortunately he did not get the win. Matt Belise did, for his 10th win of the season. One more he will be tied for all time wins for the Rockies from the bullpen with 11. Which was done by Gabe White in 2000.

The Rockies won. It really did not make a difference in the standings, But it was agreat game. Hope they can keep this up. If we are not going to win the division or get in the playoffs make it exciting for the rest of the season. Oh and once again we got tacos!!!!!! I Won’t be at the next 2 against the Reds, But will be at Coors on Sunday.

Dinger celebrating the win!!!

The Rockies celebrate the win!

Get Well Juan!

Normally I don’t post about games I am not at, or write a post before I complete the post for the game I was at. Tonight I feel I have to do a post to wish Juan Nicasio my well wishes. As Many of you know Juan was hit in the head during the 2nd inning of tonight game at Coors. He was then brought to an area hospital. The Rockies had a closed-door team meeting immediately after the game. Trot Tulowitzki addressed the media at Coors on behalf of the team. He as well as Manager Jim Tracy who spoke a few minutes later appeared very distraught with the situation. Tulo said,”Our main focus in that locker room right now is Juan,” and  “We’re obviously very worried. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, and it’s
scary. We come out here and play baseball every day, and sometimes some crazy
things can happen. It puts it in perspective.” Jim Tracy said, “that it was hard to continue playing after watching Nicasio get hit.” The did say that Juan had a neck injury and was resting comfortable at a Denver hospital and is undergoing tests.

I hope everything is ok with Juan He was brought up from Double A Tulsa at the end of May and has done a great job in the majors with a  4-4 record and 58 strike outs this season with the Rockies. His first start was on May 28th against the St. Louis Cardinals. Here’s a few photos from that game.

Warming Up in the bull-pen before his first start against the Cardinals.

The Bull-pen staff sending off for his first start.

His First Major League Pitch.

Here he is signing autograph on autograph sunday the day after his first start.

Juan and Chris Iannetta Heading to the dugout for a start in July.

Pitching July 15th against the Braves.

As I am Writing this I am hearing that Juan is in Serious condition in the hospital.

Once again on behalf of the Rox Addict, The Rantics and Rockies Nation we hope a speedy recovery, Our thoughts and prayers are with Juan.

Saturday Morning 8-6-2011

Update on Juan.

Via Alanna Rizzo’s facebook page.

From the Rockies:  Juan Nicasio is resting comfortably at a Denver hospital following surgery early this morning to stabilize a fracture to the C-1 vertebrae in his neck.  Juan will remain hospitalized as he recovers from the surgery. The next update regarding Nicasio will be with Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger at 3:30 PM today.

Here’s the latest article from the Denver Post.

http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_18630252

8-10-2011

Quick update on Juan.

Juan Nicasio has been released from the hospital.

This is great news.