Friday, March 19, 2010

Isaac Hess wins regular-season AAA debut in Mexico

Former Victoria Seals pitcher Isaac Hess won his AAA debut on Friday night by leading the Diablos Rojos del Mexico to a 10-6 win over the Acereros del Norte in the Mexican League. Hess made the "Red Devils"starting rotation out of spring training and was granted the team's third start of the young season. He gave up two earned runs and only four hits in his five innings of work, while walking two and striking out only one batter.

Hess breezed through the first four innings before surrendering two runs on a walk, single and triple in the fifth. Even though the Diablos were leading 10-2 after five innings, Hess was pulled after throwing only 72 pitches (43 of which were strikes).

After drawing a total of over 31,000 fans in their first two home games of the year, the Diablos "only" had 5,197 fans in attendance on Friday night. Even if he never appears in the big leagues, Mr. Hess has come a long way from his 2009 summer in Royal Athletic Park.