Thursday is the mid point of the baseball week. Three days have been completed, three days lay ahead – yes, I just explained to you the story of the seven day week. Hey, how many of these intros can I write that say the same thing – here's a report on the daily matchups?

DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day

Matt Adams gets to take on Bartolo Colon who hasn't looked great this season. Adams is destroying righties with a .391 average in 64 at-bats. Oddly he has only one homer.
Michael Brantley is off to a really strong start this season. Should continue Thursday versus Bruce Chen and the Royals. Brantley has worn Chen out over the years with 10 hits in 19 at-bats (.526).

Marlon Byrd was a downer Wednesday. On Thursday he's likely to be a hero. Byrd mashes against Dan Haren with 10 hits in 21 at-bats (.476). He's also produced five extra bast hits in the matchup including two homers.

Melky Cabrera faces Bud Norris. Bud Norris is right-handed.

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