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.


Louisville 8 – Indianapolis 4

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.


Mobile 4 – Pensacola 3

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.

High A

Visalia 5 – Bakersfield 4

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.

South Bend 5 -Dayton 2

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.


Billings 8 – Helena 6

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.

5 Responses

  1. TC

    That’s a tough loss for Lively. Great beginning to his career outside rookie ball.

  2. Shchi Cossack

    …and drove in 5 runs with a walk.

    Now that was a prodigious walk. Take that old school walks are productive! 😛 😉

  3. Shchi Cossack

    Nice to see a late (very late) season promorion to A+ for Seth Mejias-Brean. He has been one of the brightly shining prospects at A ball this season. This can’t bode well for David Vidal since Mejias-Brean played 3B in his 1st game for the Blaze after being promoted from A and Juan Silverio was promoted to AA.

    3B .206/.286/.244 David Vidal @ AA in 46 games
    3B .225/.294/.343 David Vidal @ A+ in 60 games

    3B .286/.304/.473 Juan Silverio @ A+ in 126 games

    3B .305/.381/.453 Seth Mejias-Brean @ A in 127 games.

    I was hoping for a big year from Vidal this season after good production at A+ & AA last season, but the train may have left the station for the 23 year old 3B. I’m not sold on the 22 year old Silverio’s defense or plate discipline, but the 22 year old Mejias-Brean looks solid so far.

  4. Y-City Jim

    What is the average player age at Louoisville – 35?

  5. RedLegHustle

    I was at the Dayton game last night. Lots of base clogging and a few base running incidences. Lively should not have been stuck with that loss 🙁