Video: A.J. Murray interview following Sunday’s Cape Cod League All-Star Game

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Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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July 28, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.302) was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.273) went 4-for-5.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Tim Gustafson

Tim Gustafson

  • RHP Jacob Esch took the loss as Brevard County edged Jupiter 5-4.  His line: (L,4-5) 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP.
  • 3B Tyler Greene (.300) went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO (21 pitches/13 strikes).
  • LHP Lee Hyde pitched to three batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO (11 pitches/7 strikes).
  • SS Mott Hyde (.276) was 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Cole Leonida (.250) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.260) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two strikeouts.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.260) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • RF Eric Patterson (.306) went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and a strikeout.
  • RHP Mark Pope did not allow a ball to be hit out of the infield while working to six batters in relief. His line: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.247) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Blake Wood pitched to 12 batters in relief.  His line: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.
  • CF Kyle Wren (.270) was 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Korea Baseball Organization

  • LHP Bong Jung-keun struck out one batter during a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his 19th save as the LG Twins beat the Lotte Giants 5-3.  His line:

Summer Ball: Monday Action

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July 28, 2014 action

Coastal Plain League

  • RHP Ben Schniederjans faced nine batters during a two-inning start.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2 WP.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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July 27, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.302) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a walk.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.266) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • LHP Bruce Chen was the losing pitcher as Cleveland pounded Kansas City 10-3.  His line: (L,2-3) 5+ IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 1 HBP.

Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.332) was 1-for-3 with a double and an HBP.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • CF Brandon Boggs (.251) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
  • LHP Sam Clay worked to seven batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton took the loss as Rochester topped Indianapolis 6-3.  His line: (L,5-3) 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP.
  • C Zane Evans (.225) was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 3B Tyler Greene (.297) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • RHP Josh Heddinger was charged with the loss in his latest two-inning start as Staten Island beat Connecticut 7-1.  His line: (L,0-1) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2 HBP.
  • LHP Lee Hyde pitched to four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.275) was 1-for-5.
  • Matt Skole

    Matt Skole

    RHP Dusty Isaacs faced eight batters in relief.  His line: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

  • PH/1B Cole Leonida (.244) struck out once and walked once.
  • RHP Deck McGuire pitched in relief for Class AAA Sacramento in his first outing in the Athletics’ organization.  His line: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO (23 pitches/13 strikes).
  • DH Luke Murton (.254) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.260) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (20), a double, and a walk.
  • 2B Eric Patterson (.304) went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a sacrifice fly.
  • 1B/3B Matt Skole (.249) was 3-for-6 with three doubles and three RBI.
  • CF Brandon Thomas (.180) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • CF Kyle Wren (.281) was 1-for-4 with a stolen base (9).

 

Summer Ball: Sunday Action

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July 27, 2014 action

California Collegiate League

  • 3B Elliott Barzilli (.315) went 2-for-5 including a strikeout.

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • 3B Matt Gonzalez struck out in his only plate appearance off the bench for the East All-Stars.
  • Starting 1B A.J. Murray went 2-for-2 with a double to earn MVP honors for the East at the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.  See story.

"East

East 1B A.J. Murray takes the throw as Falmouth’s Cameron O’Brien of the West dives back during Sunday night’s Cape Cod League All-Star Game in Bourne. Mass.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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July 26, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ RF/CF Charlie Blackmon (.300) went 1-for-5 with a strikeout and a stolen base (19).
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.269) was 1-for-6 with a solo home run (20) and two strikeouts.

Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.332) was 2-for-5 with an RBI double.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.255) went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.278) was 1-for-3 including a bases-loaded HBP and two strikeouts.
  • C Cole Leonida (.250) was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.260) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.258) was 2-for-3 with a solo home run (19), a walk, and a strikeout.
  • RHP Mark Pope faced eight batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.245) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • RF Brandon Thomas (.178) went 1-for-6 with a double and three strikeouts.
  • PH/CF Kyle Wren (.283) was 0-for-1 with a sacrifice.

 

Summer Ball: Saturday Action

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July 26, 2014 action

Ben Parr

Ben Parr

California Collegiate League

  • Elliott Barzilli (.309) popped out to second base as a pinch-hitter.

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • DH A.J. Murray (.322) was 1-for-4 with an HBP and an RBI single.

Coastal Plain League

  • SS Connor Justus (.185) went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.

Valley Baseball League

  • LHP Ben Parr turned in his first scoreless outing of the summer and earned the win as Harrisonburg shutout Covington 2-0.  His line: (W,2-1) 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO (74 pitches/42 strikes).
  • 2B Thomas Smith (.317) extended his hitting streak to eight games by going 1-for-4.

Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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July 25, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.301) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.270) was 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.

Alumni In Nippon Professional Baseball

  • LF Matt Murton (.331) was 3-for-4.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Buck Farmer

Buck Farmer

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.251) went 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Zane Evans (.228) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • RHP Buck Farmer got the win as West Michigan shutout Clinton 9-0.  His line: (W,10-5) 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.  Farmer is now 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA over his last five outings and leads the Midwest League with 116 strikeouts in 103.2 innings pitched.
  • Tyler Greene (.300) struck out as a pinch-hitter.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson struck out one batter during a 1-2-3 inning in relief.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.276) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • DH Luke Murton (.266) went 0-for-4.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.255) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • LF Eric Patterson (.304) went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and a stolen base (15). Patterson now holds the Atlantic League record with 14 triples in a season.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson picked up a win in relief as Mississippi scored five runs in the top of the eighth to beat Tennessee 9-8.  His line: (W,2-0) 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR (44 pitches/29 strikes).
  • DH Matt Skole (.243) was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Brandon Thomas (.178) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RHP Blake Wood faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO (10 pitches/8 strikes).
  • CF Kyle Wren (.286) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

 

Summer Ball: Friday Action

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July 25, 2014 action

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • 1B A.J. Murray (.324) was 2-for-4 with a walk and an HBP.
  • C Arden Pabst (.125) went 2-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Coastal Plain League

  • SS Connor Justus (.189) went 1-for-3.

Valley Baseball League

  • LHP Tanner Shelton earned his first win of the summer as Harrisonburg beat New Market 8-3.  His line: (W,1-0) 7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO (112 pitches/65 strikes).
  • 2B/3B Thomas Smith (.319) extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 1-for-5 with a triple.  Watch video.

Tanner Shelton

Tanner Shelton

 

Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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July 24, 2014 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Phillies’ RF Marlon Byrd (.269) was 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.

Mott Hyde

Mott Hyde

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.241) went 1-for-6 with a double, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • LHP Jed Bradley took the loss as Jackson defeated Huntsville 3-2.  His line: (L,3-5) 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO (96 pitches/60 strikes).
  • RHP Matthew Grimes was charged with the loss in relief as Connecticut scored three runs in the top of the ninth to top Aberdeen 5-2.  His line: (L,1-2) 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson worked to five batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.
  • LHP Lee Hyde struck out one batter during a 1-2-3 inning of relief.
  • SS Mott Hyde (.269) went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and a strikeout.
  • C Cole Leonida (.270) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • DH Luke Murton (.273) went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a strikeout.
  • Mike Nickeas (.224) was 0-for-1 with a strikeout and two walks.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.255) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • DH Eric Patterson (.302) was 1-for-4 with a double.  Patterson grounded out to first in his only at-bat against Lee Hyde.
  • RHP Mark Pope faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.249) walked twice and struck out twice.
  • RF Brandon Thomas (.176) was 1-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts, and a stolen base (12).
  • RHP Blake Wood faced three batters in relief in his first game of the season with Class AA Northwest Arkansas.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (13 pitches/8 strikes).
  • CF Kyle Wren (.299) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In The Korea Baseball Organization

  • LHP Bong Jung-keun got the final out to pick up his 18th save as the LG Twins beat the Kia Tigers 6-2.  His line: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.