The JUAN and Only
This was the first night that Juan Nicasio took the mound since nearly being paralyzed on the mound against Washington last season. Juan’s story is absolutely amazing and truly inspiring. As I was watching the game I realized that this was a miracle, you can go on saying that Juan’s recovery has been unreal but usually people with these types of injurys never walk again. Congrats to Juan for making it back so soon and kicking butt while doing it!
Game started out like any other and that is with BP. I met up with Rox Addict and headed inside.
Weather still was not the best but it did not rain, just plain cold. As we walked into BP Guthrie and Chatwood were shaggin balls while Pomeranz was running.
BP was short for the Rockies but they did end up hitting a few out. The D-backs came out and had BP and were talking to one another, like always. They did give out a few but I did not snag ANY!
During BP I also met up with my friend Eric, we talked during BP and tried to get me a ball but didn’t work. Eric was then headed up to Rock Social, I stayed around and hung out for a few until Eric told me they were giving out shirts! Thanks to Eric, Rox Addict and I scored a free shirt! Thanks Eric and thanks Colorado Rockies!
After scoring our free shirt Rox Addict and I headed down to the bullpen. As we got down to the bullpen Bob Apodaca and Nicasio were walking out. Like I have said I’m pretty good friends with Bob, so I knew I had to talk to him.
We talked for a few and he threw me a ball, FINALLY after three games of not getting any balls I got one! We talked for a little longer about everything including my birthday and I gave him one of my Blog cards. So Bob if you are reading this, thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I will come over and say hi to you on my birthday sober.
We then headed down to the wall to get graphs. As we headed down there were a lot of people on the wall already. I was not sure who was going to sign so I stood back and waited. Players who signed were Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, and Michael Cuddyer.
I was going to try to get graphs but once people start pushing and shoving that’s when I step back and say “HECK NO!” Once they were done graphing we went and sat in some killer seats. You know who you are so THANK YOU!
During the first inning my camera died so I did get some pictures during the game on my phone but Rox Addict also took some pictures for me so thank you Rox Addict!
This was such a good game. It was a very close game offensively and when it comes down to it the better team is going to win and the Rockies came out and won it! All of the position players had hits and contributed to the win! Dexter got the team going with a homerun his first of the season so congrats to Dexter on getting that one out of the way.
I tell you though Deuce looked really good tonight, he was producing and getting hits. The only bad thing was that he has not been producing when we have others on base or in a critical situation. My advice, Go for a base hit it does not always have to be a homerun and have confidence!
I give mad props to Cargo also because I heard he was really sick but played though it and played very well.
Cuddyer, I cannot say anything bad about this guy. He has produced everyday and is a great leader for this ball club!
The man of the game though is Todd Helton. When we needed someone to produce with runner in scoring position Todd was there to do that!
Great job though by the pitching who came in and saved Nicasio! They played like a team that was united and that wanted to win, this is the team I personally knew we had! Winning Attitude, winning team it is simple!
This is where I’m going to wrap it up! Rockies overtake the D-backs 7-6 at Coors Field.
That was The Take: From 20th and Blake.
Next Rockies game Tuesday 4/17 against the Padres. Keep an eye out for me around Coors Field and say Hey!
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- Posted on April 15, 2012 at 10:28 am
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