Alumni In The Pros: Thursday In Professional Baseball

Alumni In The Majors

CF Marlon Byrd (.306) went 0-for-4. 1B MarkTeixeira (.234) was 2-for-4 with an RBI. C Matt Wieters (.238) was 1-for-4.

Alumni In Japan

CF/LF Matt Murton went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and astrikeout. Murton continues to lead the Central League in battingwith a .355 average.

Alumni In The Minors

CF Charlie Blackmon (.287) went 1-for-3 with a solo home runand a walk. CF Brandon Boggs (.274) was 0-for-3 with two walks and astrikeout. LF Chase Burnette (.283) went 1-for-4. DH Derek Dietrich (.233) was 0-for-3 with an HBP and astrikeout. Michael Fisher made his Class AA debut as a pinch-hitterand flied out. SS Tyler Greene (.291) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. RHPTim Gustafson and LHP Lee Hyde combined on a five-hitter as Mississippi edgedBirmingham 2-1 in the opening game of a Southern Leaguedoubleheader. Gustafson’s line: (W,2-0) 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1BB, 4 SO. Meanwhile, Hyde struck out the only batter he faced toend the game. 1B Wes Hodges (.266) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk andthree RBI. 3B Thomas Nichols (.302) went 0-for-6 with a walk and twostrikeouts. Mike Nickeas caught the top of the ninth inning. LFDanny Payne (.264) was 0-for-3 with two walks, a stolenbase and an RBI. LF Jay Payton (.328) went 3-for-5 with twodoubles, two RBI and a stolen base. CF Jeff Rowland (.222) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.Rowland had hit safely in his previous 12 games to start hisprofessional career.

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