Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8/13 and 8/15 PNC Park
I knew going into the series the Dodgers were stingy with toss ups. I knew though that I would be okay. My back was improved.
I am not going to waste time. I got my usual Euclides Rojas toss up and five minutes later got a Herbie Andrade toss up. He randomly tossed the ball up but low enough that no one could catch it. He saw me and lobbed it up for me to get. Balls 1 and 2 of the day.
I got a Shane Victorino signed baseball on this day that is up for bids for charity. All proceeds will go to The Children’s Institute.
I was at the August 14th game, but as a media member therefore the four baseballs that came my way did not count and were given to Dodgers players/coaches as there was no BP due to rain earlier in the day.
I was a fan once again the next day and it worked in a big way.
Luis Silverio was hitting balls to Starling Marte and a ball was well out of the reach and just over the left field wall for Marte and I made the catch for ball #1 on the day. Marte did not want the ball. I wish Marte well, it is a shame he is on the 15 day DL and hopefully we see him back soon, Jose Tabata is reminding me why I hate the way he has played this season.
Ball #2 came on a batted ball that I ran and got to first.
All of a sudden, I heard a pounding and saw Erik Bedard pitching in the bullpen and getting a side session. No one was over there and Pirates BP is a risk in itself so I went right up there.
Fortunately for me, he was just ending his session so three pitches later, I was underhanded my third snag of the day.
Ball #4 came during Dodgers BP from closer Kenley Jansen. I wished I had asked in Dutch but I was in right field and just went for it/got it.
Ball #5 came on a hit ball to right field. I got there in a scrum. Maybe I will try right field more now, I did well there.
That was it for my series and I am looking forward to the Brewers coming to PNC for the first time this season on Friday.