Fan Interview and Game Day Experience from Dodgers vs. Pirates, April 6th, 2013

A great night for baseball at Dodger Stadium last night.  Kershaw was dealing, Carl Crawford provided the spark, and the Dodgers won 1-0 on a clear April night.  The temperature wasn’t too hot, nor was it too cold.  And the Right Field Pavilion was serving up all the hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and peanuts you could eat!

April 6th, 2013 in Los Angeles was, indeed, a beautiful day for a ballgame.

It was, of course, a beautiful day (and night) for a ballgame at Dodger Stadium, and is customary, I had a fan interview.  I talked about Aaron on this blog entry that I made the other day, and I got my favorite Angels fan to come out to the Ravine tonight to watch Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers take on A.J. Burnett and the Pirates.  Compared to Liz, I went easy on Aaron, but here’s a few thoughts from an 11 year old fan of the game.

Aaron enjoyed the game, thought Kershaw was “awesome” tonight, but agrees with me (and most of Dodger Nation) that the offense needs to step up and get some hits on a consistent basis to back the pitching staff up.

So a Saturday night with Clayton Kershaw and all the Dodger Dogs we could eat.  Does it get any better than that?

Yes, you read right. All the Dodger Dogs you can eat. I recommend taking in at least one game each year out in Right Field and chowing down on mass quantities of Dodger Dogs.

I got about 90 pictures in total from Saturday night’s game.  Here’s a select few for your viewing pleasure.

Former Dodgers Catcher Russell Martin during pre-game warmups. Russ had a few great seasons for us and a few mediocre ones. It was good to see him back in Los Angeles.
The Dodger Dugout looks on after Carl Crawford steals second base in the first inning. Crawford would wind up scoring the lone run of the game after a single, a steal of second and a Mark Ellis single.
Matt Kemp facing A.J. Burnett in the 1st Inning.
Adrian Gonzalez at the plate in the 1st Inning.
Andrew McCutchen playing Center Field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. McCutchen was hitting .372 last August before tailing off and losing the batting title to Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.
Clayton Kershaw looking in to get the sign. Kershaw’s line: 7 IP, 0 R, 2 Hits, 9 K’s, 1 walk. Kershaw looked masterful in throwing 97 pitches.
Twigh-Night Sky above Dodger Stadium, looking from the Right Field Pavilion toward Home Plate.
Clayton Kershaw at the plate. No home runs tonight, though he did draw a walk.
Clayton Kershaw walks into the dugout with A.J. Ellis after picking off Russell Martin to end the Top of the 7th. Kershaw left the game leading 1-0.
Carl Crawford doing the post-game interview on the DiamondVision above the Left Field Pavilion. Dodgers win, 1-0.
The scoreboard says it all! Kershaw was masterful in the win, A.J. Burnett is your hard-luck loser, Brandon League gets the Save, and the Dodgers win for the 8th consecutive time against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Good night from Dodger Stadium!

And for those of you who need to see a little game action, here’s Brandon League picking up his second consecutive save, making him 9-for-9 in save opportunities since the Dodgers acquired him from the Seattle Mariners last year.

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