6-1-10 PNC Park
Today was a little more difficult than yesterday, because far fewer balls were hit into the stands. Sometimes it just goes that way.
My first ball of the day was off the bat of Lastings Milledge. He hit a home run that popped out of my glove and I had to scoop up. I’ve had some bad luck the past few days with balls popping out. It might be time to get rid of the 40 feet of string that fills up the inside of my glove.
The second ball was another Milledge hit. This time it was a ground rule double that bounced over the fence. I ran to my right, and caught the ball barehanded as it bounced off a bleacher.
My third ball of the day was thrown by bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade. Someone on the Pirates hit a deep home run that hit off of the steel support of the general admission bleachers. Herbie looked at the ball for a minute, and then turned and fired the ball to me.
Ball #4 was glove tricked in front of the State Farm sign in left field.
Game: 7 balls (2 hit, 4 thrown, 1 device)
Season: 159 balls (90 hit, 40 thrown, 11 device, 18 found)
Games: 25 games
Average: 6.36 balls per game
2010 Game Balls: 3
Career: 737 balls
Streak: 121 consecutive games attended with at least 1 ball snagged.