This entry will be short and sweet.
Upon entering the stadium – this was the scene:
The Pirates were big babies and didn’t take batting practice today. I can’t remember the last time a team didn’t take batting practice during a night game on a sunny day.
It was pretty hot and humid today, so I’m guessing John Russell didn’t want to get his players tired, despite only scoring two runs the night before. Memo to Russell: Your players are major leaguers, not little leaguers.
Luckily, there was a ball in the outfield that Carlos Garcia came out to retrieve. He had been working with an infielder at second base.
Game: 4 balls (1 hit, 2 thrown, 1 device)
Season: 322 balls (172 hit, 73 thrown, 33 device, 44 found)
Games: 50 games
Average: 6.44 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career: 900 balls
Streak: 146 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.