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Picture This! Rockies road trip gets derailed; Players' Weekend celebrated

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August 26, 2019

In this original BSN Denver series, we take a look at some of the best Rockies’ photography of the last week as well as the top shot in the game of baseball.

After blowing a save in his first opportunity back as closer on August 18, Wade Davis gives up three runs in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game the next day in Arizona, sparking a 5-3 victory for the DBacks. Even with the bad outing, Davis still has a 3.18 ERA on the road while pitching a 10.97 ERA at Coors Field.
Raimel Tapia makes a full-extension catch on Josh Rojas’ fly ball to left field, helping preserve the shutout Monday night in Phoenix. Though a Ketel Marte home run would change all of that, Tapia’s defensive abilities continue to improve with increased playing time. On the bubble at the start of the season without any options remaining, El Cangrejo has been an asset to Colorado, playing all three outfield positions and batting anywhere from leadoff to the middle of the lineup.
Call him Ishmael. Actually, his name Tim Melville and if didn’t keep track of his exploits in Triple Albuquerque, you’ve probably never heard of him before the Rockies announced Jon Gray was done for the season with a left foot fracture and Melville would take his start. For his Colorado debut, the 29-year-old became a YouTube sensation, pithing seven innings and allowing just one run on two hits. He also became the second pitcher in franchise history to record two RBI in his Rockies debut, joining only Jason Jennings, who accomplished the feat on August 23, 2001. at New York-NL).
During Thursday night’s 6-5 loss to St. Louis, a crazed fanatic ran onto the field in the second inning and was nearly kicked by Kolton Wong, who actually showed restraint in this moment. Perhaps after being nearly decapitated by one of the players on the team which he adores most, this crank will think twice how he earns his next 15 minutes of fame.
As part of Players’ Weekend, every team member – including coaches – were able to select a nickname or, as in some cases, an emoji for the back of their jersey. Carlos Estévez opted for the nickname Wild Thing in reference to the nickname of character Rick Vaughn from Major League. Charlie Sheen, who portrayed Cleveland reliever Vaughn, was also born with the name Carlos Estévez.
This year’s Players’ Weekend uniforms were monochromatic: all white for the home team and all black for the visiting team. In this play during the fifth inning of Sunday’s 11-4 loss, former Rockies outfielder and apparent Storm Trooper Dexter Fowler is tagged out at home plate by Darth Vader, who’s real identity is Tony Wolters. Emperor Palpatine is wearing the short-brimmed cap.
Nolan Arenado mashes his 33rd home run of the season to give him 100 runs batted in this season. With five-straight 100 RBI seasons, Arenado ties a franchise record with Dante Bichette as the only Rockies players to reach the century mark consecutively.
Southwest Region players from Louisiana celebrate after beating a Caribbean Region team from Curaçao that featured the younger brother of Oakland Athletics second baseman Jurickson Profar. The team from River Ridge, LA, improbably reached the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, after only establishing their league just six years ago.

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