Dodgers @ Rockies
Forth of July so you know what that means… a TON of people.
Parking close will cost you a lot!
My day started off at the ball park around 4:15 as I made it inside for Batting Practice! Yes I made it to Batting Practice, no I didn’t catch any baseballs but it was fun to just hang out with dad and watch people try to catch baseballs. After my dad and I missed one we called it quits and headed around to meet EB on the Dodgers side above the dugout.
When we got there the Dodgers were about to head off the field after batting practice. On the way off I yelled at Mattingly and Mark McGwire and Mark threw me a ball. The awesome thing was that he had signed the ball!! Yes he threw me a rubbed down ball and it was signed! AWESOME! After getting that I headed to the Rockies wall. I worked the wall from a few rows up because it seems to be easier to walk and to get to more places. Signing on the Rockies wall today was Todd Helton (I got a card) and that is all that I saw. I was shocked that Cuddyer didn’t sign but hey I haven’t seen him sign but 3x maybe this season on the wall.
After getting Todd I packed my stuff up and literally ran over to the bullpen to get Rex Brothers on his camo game worn hat.
Once I got over there he signed it with gamer ’13. I then hollered at Brooklyn and Lopez and got a toss-up from Lopez!
I decided to watch the top half of the 1st inning from the bullpen then watch the rest of the game from the top of 119! On the mound for the Rockies was Chatwood and for the Dodgers was Greinke. Both pitchers seemed to have hiccup innings and you can see that by looking at the box score.
Cargo and I after his homerun!
Johnny after his double
DJ doin what he does best
Trouble for Greinke
The Dodger’s were the first to score in the top of the first but the Rockies were also able to get one on the board in the first.
The Rockies then decided to go ahead and score 3 more in the 2nd to put them ahead 4-1. In the 4th however the Dodgers came alive and scored 4 more runs which put them ahead 5-4.
Dodgers scored yet again in the 5th inning and Rockies seemed to battle back and got one in the bottom of the 5th. In the 6th inning the Dodgers got yet another run making the score 7-5.
AGAIN the Dodgers scored again in the top of the 7th and the Rockies countered in the bottom of the 7th scoring 2, making the score headed into the 8th inning 8-7.
Fan of the game, think she read about 150 pages
The 8th was quick but the 9th Rex gave up back to back solo home runs making it 10-7. The Rockies did come back and score 1 in the bottom half of the 9th but they couldn’t overcome the overpowering Dodgers.
Dodger’s take this one with a final score of 10-8. This was a tough lost because we battled but the DOdgers are on fire and can’t be stopped. They also have an outstanding Rookie RF that has been dominating and actually was voted player of the Month. He is the first player since 1958 (when the honor started) to be named player of the month in the same month that they debuted. Crazy but this guy is for real!
After the game I decided not to do autographs and decided to stand outside to get graphs. I ended up getting Stu Cole on the Helmet, a fist bump from Rutledge, Chacin, and cool handshake from Lopez. Also got to have a nice chat with Givette and Ottavino and that was about it. Kemp walked out but looked like he was having a terrible night and didn’t stop because he is the only one that I really wanted. O well I guess that’s what happens. It’s not that big of a deal but irritating for sure. I will have to keep trying and keep pushing through.
I think this is a good place to stop this one. I will be going to the game tomorrow and will have my post up tomorrow night.
But for now I’m Blake St Babe and this is The Take: From 20th and Blake.
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