Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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April 29, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

Matt Wieters

  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.279) went 1-for-4.
  • LHP Bruce Chen was not involved in the decision as Kansas City rallied to beat Minnesota 4-3. His line: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.
  • Tyler Greene pinch-ran and scored for the Cardinals.
  • The New York Mets optioned C Mike Nickeas to Class AAA Buffalo.  The New York Times refers to Nickeas as “one of the best defensive catchers and pitch receivers the team ever had”.  See story on Mike and his dad Mark.
  • Eric Patterson (.083) struck out as a pinch-hitter for the Padres.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.253) went 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.111) was 1-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.260) was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer (4), a two-run double and a strikeout. See story
  • RHP Blake Wood got the win while facing six batters in relief for Kansas City. His line: (W,1-0) 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.230) went 2-for-4.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.333) was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.257) went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (,290) was 1-for-3 with an RBI, an HBP and a strikeout.
  • DH Michael Fisher (.375) extended his hitting streak to seven games while going 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • RHP Micah Owings was not involved in the decision as Tacoma rallied to defeat Reno 9-6.  His line: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.310) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson took the loss as Inland Empire beat Lancaster 4-2. His line: (L,1-3) 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.107) snapped an 0-for-16 slump while going 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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April 28, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.280) went 1-for-4.
  • Cardinals’ SS/2B Tyler Greene (.269) was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.250) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Royals’ RHP Blake Wood worked a 1-2-3 inning in relief.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.211) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.337) went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and a strikeout.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.242) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.288) went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • 2B Michael Fisher (.386) extended his hitting streak to six games while going 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.150) went 1-for-4.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • C Cole Leonida (.158) was 0-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.325) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.321) was 1-for-5 with a home run (4), four RBI and a strikeout.
  • CF Jeff Rowland (.080) struck out swinging three times.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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April 27, 2011 action

Tyler Greene

Tyler Greene

Wednesday In The Majors

  • Brewers’ RF Brandon Boggs (.111) went 0-for-1.
  • Cardinals’ SS Tyler Greene (.333) was 2-for-4 with a solo home run (1) and a strikeout.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.250) went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Eric Patterson (.087) struck out as a pinch-hitter for the Padres.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.253) went 1-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.091) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.262) went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Wednesday In The Minors

  • 1B Chase Burnette (.258) was 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.366) went 1-for-3.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson took the loss as Montgomery pounded Mississippi 17-2.  His line: (L, 0-1) 2.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.
  • C Cole Leonida (.188) was 0-for-1.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.329) went 1-for-5.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.329) was 1-for-5 with an RBI double and two strikeouts.
  • DH Jeff Rowland (.091) went 0-for-3 including a strikeout.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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April 26, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.281) went 0-for-4 while striking out three times.
  • PH/RF Tyler Greene (.294) was hit by a pitch in his only trip to the plate for the Cardinals.
  • Padres’ 2B Eric Patterson (.091) was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.250) was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.100) went 1-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.258) was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.222) went 1-for-5 including a strikeout.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.354)  extended his hitting streak to 10 games while going 3-for-5 with a walk, two home runs and five RBI.  See story.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.296) was 0-for-4.
  • 2B Michael Fisher (.368) went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • RHP Andrew Kown was the losing pitcher as Reno beat Fresno 6-5.  His line: (L,2-2) 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP.  Kown also walked in his only at-bat.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.338) was 1-for-5 with two HBPs and a strikeout.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.338) went 0-for-4.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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April 25, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Brandon Boggs (.125) struck out while pinch-hitting for the Brewers.
  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.293) was 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Eric Patterson (.050) lined out to shortstop while pinch-hitting for the Padres.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.261) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.338) extended his hitting streak to nine games while going 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two strikeouts.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton worked in relief for the first time this season and retired all nine batters he faced via three strikeouts and six groundouts.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.320) was 0-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • DH Michael Fisher (.382) went 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.139) was 1-for-2 with a double and an HBP.
  • RF Danny Payne (.167) went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.357) went 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • CF Jeff Rowland (.105) was 0-for-3 including two strikeouts.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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April 24, 2011 action

Sunday In The Majors

  • Brewers’ RF Brandon Boggs (.143) went 1-for-4 including a solo home run — his first in the Majors since 2008 — along with two strikeouts.
  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.284) was 2-for-4 including a strikeout.
  • LHP Bruce Chen took the loss for the first time this season as Texas held on to beat Kansas City 8-7. His line: (L,3-1) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 3 HR.
  • Padres’ 2B Eric Patterson (.053) went 0-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.273) was 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.241) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Blake Wood worked to seven batters in relief. His line: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

Brandon Boggs (12) is congratulated by Wil Nieves.


Sunday In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.224) went 1-for-4 with a walk.

Sunday In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.342) extended his hitting streak to eight games by going 3-for-5 with a double.
  • DH Chase Burnette (.263) was 0-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Micah Owings (.100) struck out as a pinch-hitter.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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April 23, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Brandon Boggs (.000) flied out in a pinch-hitting appearance for the Brewers.
  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.274) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base (1) and a strikeout.
  • Tyler Greene (.294) struck out as a pinch-hitter for the Cardinals.
  • Eric Patterson (.063) flied out as a pinch-hitter for the Padres.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.279) was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.074) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.255) was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Charlie Blackmon

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.324) extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in a snow-shortened contest.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.278) extended his hitting streak to five games while going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.340) went 3-for-6 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and a strikeout.
  • RHP Deck McGuire took the loss as Daytona beat Dunedin 6-2.  His line: (L,1-1) 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP.
  • C Cole Leonida (.200) went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.349) was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • RHP Micah Owings once again picked up the win as Reno beat Fresno 9-2.  His line: (W,3-0) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR.  Owings (.111) also went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • LF Danny Payne (.125) was 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI ground out.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.364) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run (3).
  • RHP Andrew Robinson got the loss as Stockton shutout Lancaster 5-0.  His line: (L,1-2) 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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April 22, 2011 action

Matt Murton

Friday In The Majors

  • LF Brandon Boggs was recalled to the Majors by the Milwaukee Brewers and went 0-for-2 including a strikeout as a pinch-hitter.
  • Cubs’ CF Marlon Byrd (.266) went 1-for-4 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.235) started his second straight game while going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Blake Wood faced four batters in relief.  His line: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.

Friday In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.222) started a ninth-inning rally with an infield single and later scored the winning run as Hanshin beat Yokohama 4-3.  Overall, Murton went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run (2).

Friday In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.323) extended his hitting streak to six games while going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.367) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson was not involved in the decision in his 2011 regular season debut with the Mississippi Braves.  His line: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 2 HBP.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.356) was 0-for-2 with an HBP, a walk and an RBI groundout.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.371) was 0-for-3.
  • LF/CF Jeff Rowland (.125) was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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Mike Nickeas


April 21, 2011 action

Thursday In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ PH/RF Tyler Greene (.313) popped out in his only at-bat.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.214) went 1-for-3 including his first Major League home run and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.269) was 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Thursday In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.175) went 0-for-4.

Thursday In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.328) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double, two walks and a stolen base (5).
  • LF Brandon Boggs (.302) went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.275) was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.317) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 2B Michael Fisher (.346) was 2-for-5 including two strikeouts.
  • LHP Lee Hyde worked to 14 batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP.
  • RHP Andrew Kown was the winning pitcher as Fresno held off Tucson 5-4.  His line: (W,2-1) 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.  Kown also went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout in his first two at-bats of the season.
  • C Cole Leonida (.167) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.368) extended his hitting streak to five games while going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.390) went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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April 20, 2011 action

Wednesday In The Majors

Tyler Greene

Tyler Greene

  • Cubs’ CF/PH Marlon Byrd (.267) went 1-for-6 with an RBI and two strikeouts in a doubleheader.
  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.333) was 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base (4).
  • Padres’ CF Eric Patterson (.071) went 0-for-2.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.259) was 3-for-5 with three doubles.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.050) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.250) was 1-for-2 with a two-run homer (3) and a walk.

Wednesday In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.194) went 3-for-5 including a strikeout.

Wednesday In The Minors

  • DH Charlie Blackmon (.316) was 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Brandon Boggs (.308) popped out as a pinch-hitter.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.277) was 1-for-4 with an RBI double and three strikeouts.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.351) went 1-for-4.
  • 2B Michael Fisher (.333) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.118) went 0-for-3.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.377) was 2-for-5 including a strikeout.
  • LF Danny Payne (.154) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.400) was 1-for-4 including a strikeout.