In The Majors
RF Brandon Boggs (.240) went 0-for-2 with two walks. CFMarlon Byrd (.293) was 0-for-4. SS Nomar Garciaparra(.258) went 0-for-3 with an RBI. 2B David Newhan (.220) was2-for-4 including a strikeout. CF Jay Payton (.246) went0-for-5. C Jason Varitek (.212) was 0-for-3 with a walk andtwo strikeouts.
In The Minors
DH Charlie Blackmon (.341) went 2-for-3 with a walk and anHBP. C Wally Crancer (.276) was 1-for-3 with a strikeout. 2BMichael Fisher (.248) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. SSTyler Greene (.236) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout. RFGarrett Groce (.244) went 0-for-2 with a walk, a sacrificebunt and a strikeout. RHP Chris Hicks struck out two of the three batters he faced ina 1-2-3 inning of relief while making his professional debut withthe Tri-City ValleyCats. 3B Wes Hodges (.282) was 0-for-4 including a strikeout. 1BJeff Kindel (.292) went 0-for-3 with two walks. RHP AndyMitchell took the loss as Durham blanked Norfolk 4-0. His line:(L,12-7) 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR. LF Matt Murton (.291) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single and awalk. C Mike Nickeas (.228) went 2-for-4 with a walk. LFDanny Payne (.204) was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.RF Jeremy Slayden (.292) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. CMatt Wieters (.362) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Previously: Wednesday In Professional Baseball (August 13 action)