Tagged: Diory Hernandez

9-7-10 PNC Park

I was back at PNC Park after a weekend trip to Washington State, and I was out of the swing of things, as I got zero balls during the Pirates portion of batting practice.

Luckily, as bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade walked off the field,
he hit a fly ball into the bleachers, which I roamed to my right and caught to put me on the board.

At 5:30, I went to center field to look for easter eggs, but there were none.  Upon entering the section however, an unidentified Braves player hit a home run into the seats.  I had seen the ball land from about eighty feet away as I was on my way into the center field sections, but couldn’t find the ball.  Luckily, one of the ushers directed me to the spot, and I found the ball laying in the front row in a little puddle of water.

I decided to stay in center field because the group that was hitting included Jason Heyward (behind cage in picture below) and Rick Ankiel.
Game:  5 balls ( 4 hit, 1 thrown )
Season:  508 balls (247 hit, 117 thrown, 72 device, 72 found)
Games: 79 games
Average:  6.43 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 5
Career:  1,086 balls
Streak:  175 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.
Attendance: 11,070
Balls needed to break single season record: 36