Games Played on 8/25/2013
Minor League Player of the Day: 35 year old Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers and drove in 5 runs with a walk. On the season, Hessman slashline is .240/.326/.496 and hit his 24th and 25th homers.
Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers (24,25), Emmanuel Burriss went 4-5, newly promoted Josh Fellhauer went 2-5, and Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a homer (8).
Nick Christiani went 1.2 shutout innings with a hit and walk. Jose Diaz threw one hitless inning.
The Bears scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th, to win 4-3. No Blue Wahoo had more than one hit.
Jon Moscot threw 5 shutuout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5. Pat Doyle had a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a strikeout. Lee Hyde had a hitless innings with a strikeout.
In his first game with the Blaze, Seth Mejias-Breen went 2-4 with a homer (1) and Junior Arias went 2-4 with his 5th homer.
Joey Housey was the only pitcher that had a scoreless outing, 1.1 innings on 1 hit and a strikeout.
Jon Matthews went 3-4 with a walk.
Ben Lively made his first start for the Dragons, taking the loss, while going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7.
Ty Washington went 2-3 with a double and 2 walks. Jose Ortiz went 2-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. Gabriel Rosa went 2-3 with 2 walks. Aristides Acquino went 2-5.
Layne Somsen went 2 shutout innings with 2 hits and 2 strikeouts. Joe Mantoni picked up his 7th save, throwing a scoreless inning and one hit and 2 strikeouts.
AZL Reds season is over.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.