In The Majors
PH Brandon Boggs (.249) went 0-for-1. CF Marlon Byrd(.250) was 0-for-4. David Newhan pinch-ran. JayPayton played the final two innings in left field. 1B MarkTeixeira (.231) went 0-for-3 with a walk. C JasonVaritek (.220) was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk.
In The Minors
DH Wally Crancer (.285) went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.2B Michael Fisher (.253) was 2-for-3 with a walk. SSTyler Greene (.231) went 1-for-6 with a double and astrikeout. Greene has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games. 3BWes Hodges (.297) was 1-for-2 with two sacrifice flies anda strikeout. Hodges greeted reliever Andrew Kown with a single to start the bottom of the eighthinning. RHP Steve Kelly took the loss as Newark defeatedSomerset 11-3. His line: (L,5-8) 6 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO,2 HR, 1 HBP. 1B Jeff Kindel (.298) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run andtwo strikeouts. RHP Andrew Kown worked to seven batters in his first appearancewith Class AA Harrisburg. His line: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB (1IBB), 0 SO. LHP TimLadd faced three batters in relief. His line: 0 IP, 2 H, 2R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO. LF Matt Murton (.284) was 1-for-5 with a walk, two strikeoutsand a game-saving play in the outfield. See story. RHPMicah Owings was not involved in the decision as NewOrleans rallied to beat Tucson 8-7 in 10 innings. His line: 6 IP, 4H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 2 HR, 1 WP, 2 HBP. Owings (.000) alsowent 0-for-1 with a sacrifice bunt in two plate appearances. 2BEric Patterson (.324) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a doubleand two strikeouts. RF Jason Perry (.263) was 1-for-2 with an RBI single, twowalks and a strikeout. DH Whit Robbins (.273) went 0-for-2 with two walks. RHPBrad Rulon lowered his ERA to 0.34 by retiring the finaltwo batters of the game. RF Jeremy Slayden (.299) was 2-for-4 with a strikeout. LHPRyan Turner faced three batters in relief. His line: 0.1IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO. C Matt Wieters (.369) went 3-for-3 with a double, three walksand two RBI. See related story.
Previously: Friday In Professional Baseball (August 1 action)