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Alumni In The Pros: Thursday In Professional Baseball

In The Majors

BrandonBoggs pinch-hit and was hit by a pitch. LF MarlonByrd (.299) went 1-for-3 with an HBP. 2B Eric Patterson (.196) was 0-for-3. 1B Mark Teixeira(.378) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an HBP. CJason Varitek (.225) was 1-for-3 with an RBI single and astrikeout.

In The Minors

CF Charlie Blackmon (.333) extended his hitting streak to 17games by going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI single, a walk and astrikeout. RHP Eddie Burns struck out seven of the 14 batters he faced inhis second professional outing but was not involved in the decisionas State College topped Mahoning Valley 4-3 in 10 innings. Hisline: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP RF Wally Crancer (.288) was 2-for-5 with an RBI double and astrikeout. 2B Michael Fisher (.251) went 0-for-1. SS Tyler Greene (.255) was 0-for-4 including a strikeout. 3BWes Hodges (.286) went 2-for-6 with a double. 1BJeff Kindel (.290) was 2-for-5 with a walk and two RBI. LHPTim Ladd faced 10 batters in relief. His line: 1.1 IP, 3 H,3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. LF Matt Murton (.286) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. CMike Nickeas (.215) was 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly andtwo strikeouts. LF Danny Payne (.175) was 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout, awalk and two strikeouts. Payne is now hitless in his last 32at-bats dating back to August 9. C Matt Wieters (.358) extended his hitting streak to eightgames by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Previously: Wednesday In Professional Baseball (August 27 action).

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