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Giants @ Rockies
WHAT A GAME!
This was so long ago I don’t remember what happened pre-game but on the mound for the Rockies was Jorge De La Rosa and on the mound for the Giants was Madison Bumgarner.
The Giants got to work early in the 1st when Buster Posey hit a sac fly to right field which then scored Pablo Sandoval. The Rockies ended up going 1-2-3 in the first. The Giants scored yet again in the second on a single by Brandon Crawford scoring Brett Pill. A few batters later Marco Scutaro singled which scored Crawford and then Sandoval came up and single which scored Bumgarner. The Rockies finally got on the board in the bottom of the second by a fielder’s choice ground out by Jordan Pacheco. At the end of two Giants lead Rockies 4-1.
Jorge did work in the third sitting down the Giants. The Rockies had a little better luck in their half of the third because they ended up scoring 3 runs to tie the game up at 4.
Obviously the Giants didn’t like that and they got another run in the fourth inning making it 5-4.
The next run was scored by the Rockies in the bottom of the fifth by a line drive to left field by the baby bull Wilin Rosario, tying it up at 5. This inning kept going and it was very magical for the Rockies.
These are the types of innings as a fan you live for! With Carlos Gonzalez on third, Baby Bull on second, and Dj LeMahieu on first Jordan Pacheco was up to bat. On first pitch swinging he drilled a ball 15+ rows in left field for his 1st ever Grand Slam! This was absolutely amazing and you had to be there to feel the intensity. Below is the link to the video so you can watch it for yourself.
His Granny ended up putting the Rockies on top 5-9.
Cargo decided to add an insurance run to the lead the next inning making it 5-10.
The 7th was a very stressful inning because the Giants came back and scored 3 runs, making it 8-10 Rockies still on top. The next inning the Giants got one more run on a Homerun by Buster Posey making it 9-10.
Thankfully that was all that was scored on either side, game over Rockies take this one 9-10.
The Giants tried to crawl back in it but with Jordie’s granny they just couldn’t complete it.
Congrats to JP on his first ever granny! This is where I’m leaving this one!
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Giants @ Rockies
Sorry I have taken so long to write these. With graduation and family in town it was a VERY busy weekend. Anyway this was the first game for the Rockies back at Coors and man was it a good one.
Todd Father signed on the wall and we had a good conversation. Thanks Todd for signing!
Jersey Geoff won the first 20 Days of Winner that the Rockies were having and so this is him presenting the line up to the Umpires during the game! Pretty sweet!
On the mound for the Rockies was Jhoulys Chacin and on the mound for the Giants was Matt Cain. I’m not sure how many of you follow Matt Cain but he has been a great pitcher. He has thrown great through the last few years but this years has been very shaky for him. It started out like a pitching duel in the first inning and a half until Todd Helton belted a two-run homerun to right field. 0-2 Rockies!
On the next pitch Nolan Arenado decided that it was his turn and hit a solo shot to left center field making the score 0-4. Giants went silent in the 3rd and the Rockies were able to strike again by a three run homer by the Baby Bull Wilin Rosario.
Heading into the 4th Rockies on top by 6. In the 4th though Chacin fell apart and gave up 5 runs to the Giants making it 5-6 Rockies will on top.
The rest of the game was rather boring because the Rockies gave up the lead and never scored again. The Giants ended up taking this one 8-6.
It was very disappointing seeing the Rockies loss this one but like they say you can’t win them all. Matt Cain got the W and Chacin got the L but it definitely should have been the other way around. This was a tough one to watch but they get better as the homestand progresses!
This is a short one but gets the point across!
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See ya around Coors!
This turned out to be an early morning at the stadium. I was able to get there about 1030 and Julie was there holding our spot in line already! We were not sure what to expect with the Sunday games being moved back an hour to 2:10, so figured we would test it out and see what time we should be at the stadium.
When gates opened they had autograph Sunday as normal but it was multiple stations with the 93’ team signing. I decided to just pick a line and hope for the best. I ended up being in Freddie Benavides and Gary Wayne. EB wanted a sweet spot ball with Benavides and Wayne didn’t sign on Saturday so luckily I scored with the right line!
After I got them two I decided to just stand further down on the wall towards the pitchers and see what I could get. I ended up getting Jorge De La Rosa and Rafael Betancourt which was awesome because they tend to be some of the hardest guys to get on the team. After chillin on the wall and getting JP to sign my shirt, it was time to PLAY BALL!
This was a great game! Dexter came up and was hit by a pitch (they said he wasn’t hit) and then hit a homerun on the next pitch! Baby Bull also hit a homerun this game making that 3 for him on the season! This team is killing it in homeruns and they have 13 on the season so far between 5 guys!
Here are a few more pictures from this game!
Also a huge shout out for JP for throwing our section a ball which the guy behind me (Charlie) got but I ended up trading him a signed Vinny Card for the game used ball. Well worth it for sure! So thank you Charlie!
After the game I, Rox Addict, his mom, Smitty and Kevin went to the new restaurant by Coors called the View House. Absolutely amazing place it had great views, great atmosphere and really good food and drinks. Definitely hit it up if you get the chance!
This was an amazing Opening weekend and even better that they ended up getting the Sweep!
Rox end up on top 9-1.
This is it for the first home stand, I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
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Ahh Day 2 of Opening Weekend and just as busy as Day 1! I ended up going to the game with my friend Garrett and met up with Kevin, Smitty, Mike, Mariano, Gary and A, and EB! We hung out for a little to see who we could get which was absolutely no one but then decided to head inside! As we got inside we saw that they were having BP and decided to see what we could get. Wouldn’t you know it, I ended up getting a tossup from Luke Gregerson of the Padres and that was it!
Since this weekend was the 20th Anniversary and since the Rockies were honoring the 1993 team they ended up having them sign today. So right as BP was done Mike, Garrett and I went up to one of the three tents to wait in line to get some of the guys! Luckily we got in a good line who had Ashby, Matthews, Neid and Young. Second tent had Clark, Knudson, Reynoso, and Benavides. The last tent had Reed, Royster, Owens, Ruffin, and Smith. I was able to get everyone on a 20th anniversary ball which was awesome except I still need a lot of players.
This took 3 innings and so I missed 3 innings of play but that is totally OK. When I finally sat down it was a relief to be able to sit because I had been running all day trying to get everyone.
The Rockies played very well again especially with the Jon Garland and his Colorado Rockies debut! Cuddy came through and they looked like they should!
Best thing about tonight is the fact that they had a fan run onto the field FULL SPRINT and the smallest security guy tackled him! AWESOMENESS! This seriously got the crowd going at Coors! If you want to see shots please look at Rox Addicts blog (he had some good shots!)
After the game we stood outside and actually got some good graphs! We got some Padres, some Rockies such as Juan Nicasio, Wilton Lopez, Chris Nelson, and Jon Garland, but coolest auto was getting Goose Gossage! I had got him the previous day so I shook his hand and told him thanks!! After waiting around till 11, we decided everyone was gone and we left!
If this team keeps kickin’ butt like they are now then they will be in great position later in the season!
This one is short and sweet and to the point, but has lots of photos!
I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
I have found that this day is one of my favorite days of the year! For SERIOUS baseball fans this is a holiday one that we all don’t miss and spend a decent amount of money just to be in that stadium.
It was an early morning and long day but all worth it. We started out by meeting early for breakfast at The Delectable Egg. It was Me, Kevin, Tonja, Mariano, Tanya, Rachel, Michelle, Cass, and Smitty! After breakfast we headed down to Coors to see what all was going on. In the process we stopped and took some photos on the way up to the festivities.
As we walked up we went in to this area across from Coors where they had a photo booth! This was probably one of the best things that could have been in this area! Here are a few photos!
After we ended up being asked by many news stations to be on TV because we looked like a “FUN” group! It was fun being loud and crazy and just have a good time with some friends!
Finally we decided maybe we should go inside but as we walked over by home plate, but Mariano pointed out that David Neid and Goose Goosage were signing and boom I was over and had two baseballs signed in no time.
After that we headed inside! THE GATES WERE FINALLY OPEN AND BASEBALL WAS OFFICIALLY BACK IN DENVER!
Getting in the gate is always a good feeling but seeing the new lineup cards sure is great!
I decided to go onto the wall with Rachel, Michelle, Tanya, and later joined by Mariano to get autographs. I do not usually do graphs on opening day for the fact that there are a TON of people there and to me it doesn’t seem worth it. Well wouldn’t you know it Cargo walks right over to us and signs and I had NOTHING for him, it was disappointing but just hope I get him the rest of the season!
Before first pitch they had a ceremony to honor a few guys from the 1993 team which was awesome! I don’t remember these guys because when they started I was only 2 years old! The history behind these guys though is very inspiring and I love it for the fact that I seem to learn more and more about them every day!
Then it was time for the Opening Day lineups!
This always seems to be a cool shot I just haven’t found the right level or angle to be at yet!
Then it was time to PLAYBALL! So me, the girls, and Mariano all headed to the bullpen to watch the game with my dad. We ended up standing the whole game but it was nice because it was in the shade and we had a good view of the bullpen!
Here are a few photos from the game, not many good ones but as you know the Rockies ended up winning 5-2!
I’m trying to keep this one somewhat short for the fact that I didn’t really have a lot of game material but a lot of pictures of friends and the bullpen! I promise tomorrows is going to be much better!
This is where I’m leaving it for now! Till the next one, I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
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Day 2 started off early out in Surprise, AZ. We decided we would hit up the training facility at Surprise because we thought we would try and get Guthrie at the KC training facility. We got there right as gates were opening at 10 and did not get anything from any KC players. So we waited until gates opened and then went to the Rockies @ Rangers game. This was a split squad so we were not sure who would be coming to Surprise to play.
While we were waiting outside we met up with Tanya and her friends Kristin and Ryan.
As the gates opened we went immediately to the Rockies wall and waited for them to come out and warm up. They team came out about 30 min before the game to warm-up and sign some autographs.
Some of the autographs I got during that game were:
Jordan Pacheco- Helmet
Eric Young Jr-Helmet
Tyler Colvin- Helmet
Wilin Rosario- Helmet and Game worn Hat
This was a good game and it looked like it was going to be a quick game but once they put Bentancourt in one inning took as long as the pervious innings put together.
Chatwood started this game and looked great through 3 solid innings.
Rockies got on the board early in the 2nd inning by Torrealba’s double which Colvin and Blackmon scored with one out. Next batter was Brignac who RBI singled and brought Torrealba in.
They battled through the 5th and then the Rockies opened it up in the 6th by scoring 9 including a homerun by Baby Bull and Reid Brignac!
At this point the Rockies were up on the Rangers 14-8. The Rangers ended up scoring 1 in the 9th but the Rockies finished on top 14-9.
During the 8th inning Mariano and I got in a line to get Nolan Ryan’s autograph. After waiting for him to sign for his whole section then he signs for about 100 people and is done. Mariano and I were 12th and 13th in line which was great because we went down and was able to meet him and get an awesome autograph.
After we got Ryan’s autograph we headed back to Goodyear to watch the Diamondbacks at Cleveland. On the way to the stadium we almost got in a really bad accident but we finally made it to the ballpark just in time for us to get a decent place on Arizona’s wall. We were hoping to see 2 former Rockies Wil Neives and Matt Reynolds, but neither had made the road trip with the team.
W sat out in the grass this game which was nice because we were able to be neutral and just relax during this game. Arizona ended up beating Cleveland 7-5 but it was actually a very good game.
One highlight of this game was the fact that Mark Reynolds of the Indians crushed a homer over the scoreboard and almost out of the stadium. That homerun had to easily of went 450 feet.
Day 2 was definitely a long day but well worth it! This is where I’m going to leave day 2 I will have day 3 and 4 posted before Opening day so keep an eye out for them!
Also contest time: We talked with Giambi on day 1 and we asked him “What was his favorite place to eat In-N-Out burger OR Whataburger”? (Jared and Mariano please don’t answer) I will be posting the correct answer in day 3 or 4 blog! If you answer correctly then I have a few prizes to give away!
Thanks for reading! Only 1 week till Opening Day!
I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From Surprise and Goodyear!
We started the morning off in Goodyear at the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds training facility. The Indian’s and Red’s have a great facility and pretty good access as well.
We showed up around 8:30 since the gates open at 9:00 to get into the facility. We stopped at the Indians first because former Rockies player Jason Giambi was at camp with them. The Indians team has changed and it seems like it is going to be a good team. Some of the players they acquired this off season were Nick Swisher, Jason Giambi, and Drew Stubbs. Hopefully all will be able to produce and they have a decent team. Not only did they pick up players they got a new manager… Terry Francona. He was a former manager of the ’04 & ’07 World Series Boston Red Sox. It will be interesting where he takes this team. Good Luck to them.
Any who we saw G-man and he came back and signed for all of us. He signed my 2012 team bat along with 8 cards… YES 8 cards. He was amazing taking the time to talk to us and wish us the best and us wishing him the same thing. All the best to Jason and we hope to see him again one day. Michael Brantley, Drew Stubbs, and Mike Aviles also signed a card for me.
After the Indian’s were done we walked over to the Reds camp to see who we could get.
There camp was set up the same and we did not get anything. I did however talk to a man on the other side of the fence while they were hitting batting practice. Turns out it was Ellis Burks! He is coming back by the way on July 28th for his bobble head giveaway day!
After the Red’s were done hitting BP we headed inside to see what graphs we could get. The game we went to was the Oakland Athletics @ Cincinnati Reds. We decided to stand on the reds side and got a few autographs.
Thanks to Jared’s help I ended up getting 2 Mat Latos cards, 2 Sean Marshall cards, 1 Brandon Phillips card and photo, and 2 Ellis Burks cards. We stayed through the 7th inning then headed to Scottsdale to see the Rockies @ Giants.
Once we got to the game Jared and I headed down to the wall to see what we could get. The guys were just getting there so we talked to them as they walked by. Most o the players said hey and that they would be back out to sign. A few minutes later Tanya showed up (She had just drove in from CO) and hung out on the wall with us.
The auto graphs that I got that night ended up being:
Charlie Culberson: 2012 Team Bat
Chris “Nelly” Nelson: 2013 Team Helmet
Dante Bichette: 2013 Team Helmet
Jerry Weinstein: 2013 Team Helmet
Rex Brothers: 2013 Team Helmet
Charlie Blackmon: 2013 Team Helmet
Michael Cuddyer: 2013 Team Helmet
Jim Wright: 2013 Team Helmet
Josh Rutledge: Team Helmet
Todd Helton: Lithogram
Carlos Gonzalez: Lithogram
The Rockies won this game 10 to 4 over the Giants.
All in all it was a great first day of Spring Training! That is all I have for now. Watch out for Day 2 which is coming soon to a computer near you!
I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From Goodyear and Scottsdale in AZ!
Spring Training Road Trip 2013
Day 1 On the road with Jared and Mariano. We left Denver after a short night of sleep for me (no sleep for Jared or Mariano) at about 5AM. I crashed in the car for an hour and a half then we switched it up. We made it through states really easily and made it to AZ in 13 hours.
First thing we did when we got to town… we did what every other person would do.. We checked in to our hotel and then headed to In-N-Out Burger!! Yes I’m one of those people who posts pictures of their food!
We wanted to make it to a night game but unfortunately there are no night games on Wednesday! So what did we do? We got prepared for Thursday! We got cards and bags ready for a long day!
That was it for day 1 but watch for day 2 tomorrow! Also watch for the contest!
Sending warm weather thoughts to everyone!
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Padres @ Rockies
This was a very good game! It started off early by meeting Rox Addict at Jackson’s for a few drinks. When realizing it was ten minutes till the gates open we decided to head out and head across the street to Coors Field. Once we got inside we watched the Rockies finish BP and then proceeded to watch the Padres.
Griffin Benedict of the Padres threw me a ball which was awesome but I yelled at Luke Gregerson and asked for a ball but he was like you throw me a ball so I pulled one out and then we played catch for a couple of minutes! After he did end up throwing me a ball which was very nice of him, so a HUGE thanks to Luke!
After I got my second ball I ended up going over to meet EB on the Padres wall to see if I could get Luke to sign a ball for me and to see who else I could get.
After getting Luke’s autograph we headed to see if we could get EB Bud Black’s autograph which we did, so we headed to the Rockies wall to wait for them to come out. Signers today were Josh Rutledge, Jordan Pacheco, Andrew Brown, and Chris Nelson. I ended up getting Nelson on a sweet spot ball with a really nice autograph!
In the second inning things were shaky for the Rockies and the Padres ended up getting 2 runs and another in the 3rd to make it 3-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd.
The Rockies did get 1 run in the 3 to make it 3-1 Padres. The 4th inning was pretty silent but the Padres scored in the 5th with the Rockies countering in the 6th with a solo homerun by Jordan Pacheco and Wilin Rosario!
The Padres got their last run in the 8th making it 5-3 Padres.
In the bottom of the 9th the Rockies made a run at it by scoring one more run but it was not enough. Rockies fell to the Friars 5-3.
It was a wonderful night at the ballpark and very pleasant to hang out with good friends at my favorite place on this earth.
I also wanted to give a huge Shout out to Michael Cuddyer for doing Random Rox Talk on Thursday!!!!!
I’m out like a girl scout! I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake
Sorry it took so long for me to post this I thought I did last week!
Giants @ Rockies Game 2
This was another early afternoon at the ballpark. I went to the game with my parents and my little cousin which was really fun. WE went down early for batting practice but walked away with no balls, yet again. This was the third game in a row that I missed out on baseballs which is really starting to hurt me in the fact that I’m running out of baseballs for autographs.
After BP we headed over to the wall to get some autographs. I had my cousin with me so I tried to get her as many autographs as possible. She did end up getting Jonny Herrera and Josh Rutledge but we will slowly have to work on her ball and try to get more autographs.
This was the MLB debut for Matt McBride and so I was trying to get his autographs but didn’t end up getting him.
We headed up to our seats and watched the game. It was a shaky start for Francis who gave up 2 runs right away but settled down and sadly he only lasted 3 and 2/3rd innings and gave up 6 runs.
Josh Roenicke came in and pitched 3 and 1/3rd scoreless innings which has been great because he has been solid on most of his outings.
The Rockies bats started to come alive in the 6th inning when Josh Rutledge homered giving the Rockies their first run of the night. In the 7th McBride doubled which gave the Rockies another run and Jonny Herrera singled as the next batter scoring McBride.
The rest of the game was a complete mess and the Giants took advantage of the Rockies pitching and dominated us. The Rockies did end up scoring 3 more runs but compared to there 11 it wasn’t enough.
Matt McBride did have a good Debut going 2/4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. To me that was a decent debut! Good luck the rest of the season Matt!
My cousin took charge of the camera and so I have to give some of the credit to her for some of these. It was very tough tonight watching the pitching staff fall apart yet again but in the back of my mind I ask myself how much I can handle and take the rest of the season. Either way I will still be there supporting my team and go through the pain just like players.
The Giants take Game 2, 11-6, over the Rockies.
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I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake