We’ll profile Villafuerte’s buddy and teammate, Jason “Kersh” Kershner, in an upcoming blog post.
Seal Blubber Bits
- Eri Yoshida is starting to get some press attention in Canada. An article in the Brandon Sun highlights her potential to draw fans out to Canadian ballparks (is the Canadian Press reading this blog too?). Roxann Bury, General Manager of the Seals, is quoted in the article.
- To my knowledge, the article above is the first time Roxann Bury has been listed as the General Manager of the Victoria Seals (a quick check of victoriaseals.ca confirms it). Last season, she served as Assistant GM. Congratulations on the promotion, Roxann!
- Ex-Seal Isaac Hess has struggled of late in the Mexican League (AAA). After starting out with a 2.35 ERA in his first three starts, he has had some difficulties and is now working out of the bullpen for the Diablos Rojos del Mexico. In his last 8 1/3 innings, Hess has given up eight earned runs on 11 hits and four walks to raise his ERA for the season to 4.70.
- Another Seals alumnus, Austin Bibens-Dirkx, has kicked off his 2010 season in the minors. Last Saturday, Bibens-Dirkx had his first start of the year for the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League (AA) and it was a pretty good one. He earned a no-decision after giving up two earned runs in five innings of work against the Mississippi Braves. Bibens-Dirkx struck out six and only walked one batter. His next scheduled start is on Friday against the Chattanooga Lookouts.