Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Seals Alumni Watch

Austin Bibens-Dirkx was roughed up in his fourth outing with the Peoria Chiefs on Wednesday night in the Class 'A' Midwest League. Making his first start in affiliated ball in 2009, Bibens-Dirkx gave up four earned runs in five innings of work. He gave up a pair of homers, including a mammoth 450-foot shot to Mike McDade of the Lansing Lugnuts. On the plus side, Bibens-Dirkx did not walk a batter and struck out four. In his four appearances, he is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.

No word yet on Isaac Hess. You would have thought that the Red Sox would have assigned him to one of their affiliates by now. Let's hope that his artificial hip is not an issue and that he has passed his physical.

UPDATE: Isaac Hess will be rejoining the Seals and will pitch on Friday. See for details.