Alumni In The Majors
CF Marlon Byrd (.320) went 2-for-6 with two doubles anda strikeout. Eric Patterson (.204) pinch-hit and grounded into a doubleplay. 1B Mark Teixeira (.226) was 1-for-3 with a grand slamhome run, a walk and two strikeouts. Watch video. CMatt Wieters (.223) went 1-for-3 with a three-run doubleand a walk. RHP Blake Wood took the loss in relief as Atlanta scored threeruns in the bottom of the eighth to beat Kansas City 8-5. His line:(L,0-1) 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.
Alumni In Japan
CF Matt Murton (.344) was 1-for-4 with a walk.
Alumni In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.268) went 1-for-4 with a walk. LFChase Burnette (.111) was 1-for-5 with an RBI single andtwo strikeouts. The hit was his first as a pro. 2B Michael Fisher (.354) went 0-for-3 with two walks. SSTyler Greene (.294) was 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. 1BWes Hodges (.267) went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. RHPAndrew Kown was not involved in the decision as Bowie edgedHarrisburg 5-4 in 11 innings. His line: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB,5 SO, 1 HR. C Cole Leonida went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in hisprofessional debut. C Mike Nickeas (.286) was 1-for-2 with an RBI single and twowalks. LF Danny Payne (.295) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a sacrifice,an RBI single and two strikeouts. RF Jay Payton (.323)extended his hitting streak to six games while going 2-for-4 with awalk, a stolen base and an RBI. 1B Tony Plagman (.111) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. CFJeff Rowland (.250) was 1-for-4 with a walk. Rowland hashit safely in each of his first three games as a pro.
Previously: Saturday In Professional Baseball (June 19 action)