Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rox and Royals

Had a great time at the Rockies vs Royals game today.  My cousin Jeremiah found us great seats right behind the visitor's dugout.  While our tickets said "Row 10", the dugout was located where the first five rows would have been, so we were only 5 rows behind the dugout.

And it was awesome!

I took a few pictures with my cell phone (which explains the poor quality) since I left my camera in the car.

Here is the unfurling of the American flag before the game started and some of the Royals players.

 
And here is a picture of Luke Hochevar pitching.


Luke pitched a great game until the 5th inning when he gave up 5 runs.  I believe he injured himself sliding into second base to break up a double play the inning before (UPDATE: My theory has been confirmed HERE).  After nearly every pitch he threw in the fifth inning, he seemed to be stretching out either his back or his leg.  When he walked the first batter in the 5th in four pitches, the coach and trainer visited him on the mound, but decided to keep him in the game, which I believe was the wrong decision.  He walked a handful, gave up a base hit, and ultimately gave up five runs before finally being pulled.  It was very frustrating to watch.

The Royals ended up winning the game 16-8 which was fun. 

I even managed to pick up a couple of items from the gift shop to send to fellow Rockies fan Hiflew of the blog Cards from the Quarry.  Hopefully he'll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed selecting them.