Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pirates Narrowly Avoid Being Perfect Victims

Monday evening was the Pirates hosting the Padres. It was a bit of a drive, but I think worth it. Here's a slightly crooked shot of PNC Park from the Roberto Clemente bridge at 9th in Pittsburgh.

Our seats were in center field, but we took a stroll around the park before settling into our seats. 
We resolved to be Pirates' fans for the day, but Padres starter Cashner made that difficult by being perfect through seven. He ended up with a one-hit shut-out, but still only faced the minimum 27 batters. A most impressive performance.

Despite the home team losing it was a thoroughly enjoyable game at a lovely park. Everyone was friendly and I'd love to be able to go again if I had a chance.