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Sunday is always a fun day especially when you hang out with my group of friends. It was an early morning at the field to celebrate Rachel’s birthday!
While waiting for the gates we saw Wil Nieves walking in and Rachel and I decided we wanted a picture.
We knew gates were going to be busy because it was a bobblehead giveaway. I love this day but hate it! I love the fact that we can get people in the gates and that people want to be there but I hate that there are that many people there for autographs. Half of those people bring nothing to get signed but whatever.
We got in and got our bobbleheads and headed down to the wall for autograph Sunday. 4 players autographing were Jon Garland, Reid Brignac, Rex Brothers, and Adam Ottavino. As we got down to the lines we didn’t know who was signing where but you picked a line until they brought them out and decided who was signing where. I really wanted Reid Brignac and so I thought if I tried the second line that I might get lucky and I did! Thankfully Reid was the only one out of the 4 that I needed on my helmet, so after getting Reid I headed up to Ottavino’s line to get my throwback jersey signed.
I was only about 30 up but didn’t end up getting through his line but yelled at him and he waited and called me down and signed the jersey. Thanks Brooklyn!
After getting him I hung out on the wall until the Rockies came out to warm up. We did get Johnny Herrera (I got him on my helmet) then we sat in the sun and enjoyed the game.
On the mound for the Rockies was Juan Nicasio and on the mound for the Diamondbacks was Brandon McCarthy. The Rockies got on the board in the 3rd inning by a single by Jordan Pacheco, single by Carlos Gonzalez. Rockies up 0-3.
Both teams went 3 up 3 down in the 4th and Arizona finally got on the board in the 5th inning. Colorado on top 2-3. The Rockies added to their lead though in the bottom of the 6th inning by a solo shot by Tulo to center field.
The pitching was very good, Belisle let up 1 run in the 8th making it 3-4 Rockies still leading. The 9th was sketchy though once the Rockies put Wilton Lopez in 9th which he gave up a single to Marte, Pollock scores from 3rd, 4-4 Rockies. Next batter was Gerardo Parra who hit a sac fly and gave Arizona another run, which pushed them ahead of the Rockies 5-4.
Rockies came up in the 9th but didn’t do anything special and lost the game.
This was the first home game that they had lost and very happy to get it out-of-the-way! It would have been even better if they would have won and swept again but maybe next series!
After the game we headed outside and got Nelly to sign his locker tag, Ottavino to sign his locker tag and he signed my Brooklyn jersey! Then we head around to the other side and waited to see if we could get anything and sure enough CARGO stopped and signed photos along with my helmet! It was amazing! JP also stopped which was awesome because I got the rest of his cards done! I would say that it was a very successful day!
I only need 6 more players that are here in the majors and then the rest should be taken care of down in the springs! The helmet is coming out great and I hope that I can get it done before June!
This is where this one ends! Rockies takes the series 2-1.
I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
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Also please keep an eye out for the Braves series!
Game 6 of this 10 game home stand and game number 2 between the Rockies and the Dbacks.
I showed up early with the rents to go to BP and to get the poster that they handed out. It was nice that they had the posters already rolled and in a plastic bag! One of the few convenient items they have ever given out!
We headed down to BP and I was SOOO close to 2 baseballs but was scared at the last second and didn’t catch them… I need practice when it comes to baseballs coming at me! My dad ended up getting a roller which was beat up!
In the middle of BP I decided that I wanted to head over to the game used store and pick up my Adam Ottavino throwback and Chris Nelson nameplate. Once I paid for those I headed over to the Rockies wall and met up with Jamie, Rachael, and Michelle to see if we could get any autographs!
Wouldn’t you know it… we didn’t get anything again! Man this is like three days shut out and didn’t get ANYTHING! Frustrating but have to remember that the season is still very early!
Once they went in we went up to our seats underneath club because we did not want to get rained on (if it rained of course.) We decided that we did like these seats because they were a little further up which was nice for photos.
On the mound for the Rockies was Jorge De La Rosa and on the mound for the Diamondbacks was Trevor Cahill. Colorado was the first to get on the board in the bottom of the second when Reid Brignac singled on a line drive to right and Josh Rutledge scored by a throwing error by catcher Wil Nieves, 0-1 Colorado.
In the 3rd inning EY came up and tripled to lead off and Dex was the next batter who walked. Cargo was next to hit, he grounded out but Dex stole second during his at bat and ended up at 3rd when Cargo grounded out. Tulo ended up hitting a sac fly which scored Dex, 0-3 Colorado. De La Rosa pitched 6 innings with no runs scored and was pulled in the 7th inning. To add to the Rockies lead Cuddy came up in the 6th inning and CRUSHED a homer to Left Field!
It would be the last run Colorado would get but not the last runs in the game.
This was the first game this season that I saw someone get ejected! In the middle of the 7th inning Cody Ross was about to attack the Homeplate umpire and was ejected then Gibson went out to argue and also got thrown so 2 people were ejected!
Escalona ended up coming back for .2 of an inning but he gave up a 2 run HR to Eric Chavez in the 8th, 2-4 Colorado still on top. Rex brothers ended up getting the last out of the inning.
Rockies bats were silent in the 8th and Betancourt was ready to rumble in the 9th. I’m not sure how many of you have been to a game this season but they have a video that plays when Betancourt is jogging in to close in the 9th inning. Perfect for Betancourt, I will try to record it at tonight’s game and post it!
The Diamondbacks ended up scoring one more run in the 9th but it wasn’t enough to come back and beat the Rockies! Rockies ended up taking this one by a hair 3-4 over the Diamondbacks.
After the game we went and had some drinks over at the ViewHouse.
This is it for this game! Rockies had a nail bitter but pulled it out! This was there 7th win at home in a row which is a franchise record! Not sure where this team came from but seeing the Rockies Win on the scoreboard is a great sight!
Till the next one, I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
See you around Coors Field!
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I showed up late to BP because I got stuck in a meeting at work and we seemed to hit traffic along with every light on the way to Coors Field which was very irritating. It always seems like when your in a hurry you get slowed down that much more but then I finally made it.
As I walked in a decided to change things up and try down Arizona’s wall to see if I could get Wil Nieves (Rockies former catcher) and Matt Reynolds (Rockies former Relief Pitcher) on cards. As I was standing down the third baseline I snagged a foul ball which was awesome then later received a toss up. I could have had three but Rox addict decided he needed one and stole one of the toss ups from Wil Nieves.
After a while I decided to walk over to the top of the dugout and talk with Wil. After he was done with BP we chit chatted about the off season and I told him that it was great to see him on a major league team instead of down in AAA. It is always a pleasure to talk with him and again great to see him up here! All my best Wil!
After we talked I headed over to the Rockies wall and waited to get graphs… wouldnt you know it we didnt get ANY… again.
Rox Addict and I moved around this game but as we sat down in the 1st I was asked to do the Topps promo! Here are a few photos thanks to Rox Addict, @Blakebomber and @msroxrock!
On the mound for the Rockies was Chacin and on the mound for the Diamondbacks was Ian Kennedy. This seemed to be a pitcher’s duel for the first couple of innings when each went 3 up and 3 down in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Chacin in the 4th.
Rox Addict and I decided to go find Kevin and Tim from RockNation and sit with them the rest of the game which was over in right field in the mezzanine.
Once the Rockies got to the plate in the 4th Rutledge was on due to a walk and Troy Tulowitzki hit a 2 run homerun to put the Rockies up 0-2!
The Diamondbacks bats started to warm up in the 5th and got 2 base hits but the Rockies defense held them to no runs. During the bottom of the 5th Nelly ended up tripling and Jhoulys Chacin hit a sac fly to score Nelly.
I also ran into a good friend from high school and talked to her for a few innings.
The rest of the game was not very interesting and the Rockies should have shut out the Diamondbacks but they did not. In the top of the ninth Rafael Betancourt came in to close the game. By the way if you have to seen the closer video as he walks in you need to watch it, so inspirational and very god choice for a closer!) Parra ended up singling off of Betancourt and Prado came up right after and lined out to center and Goldschimdt ended up striking out also. We should have had 3 outs but Miguel Montero reached base by a throwing error on Nelly which gave Parra enough room to score.
Not much luck for autographs before or after so really just hung out. This was somewhat of a boring game but some days you have those.
This is it against the Dbacks!
I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake!
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See you around Coors!