Pinstriped Performances – Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Pinstriped Prospects

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Pinstriped Performances – Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mike Ford hitting on Sunday April 30, 2017 against the Erie SeaWolves. (Paul Pagnato III)

Check out the top performances across the New York Yankees farm system in the latest edition of Pinstriped Performances.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A)
In his final rehab start, Gary Sanchez went 2 for 5 with a double, run scored, and run batted in during Scranton’s 5-3 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Sanchez hit .385 in his rehabilitation stint with the RailRiders and experienced no setbacks. Tyler Wade impressed at the plate going 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. On the mound, Giovanny Gallegos fired two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits but struck out six while walking none.

Trenton Thunder (Double A)

Mike Ford and Jorge Saez continued to swing a hot bat in Trenton’s Thursday night loss to the Erie SeaWolves. Ford went 3 for 4 with a run scored, raising his batting average to an impressive .348. Saez hit a home run and a double, collected three runs batted in, and scored a run. J.R. Graham came in to relieve the Thunder starter Justus Sheffield, and responded by pitching brilliantly. He threw 3.2 innings, gave up two hits, walked none, and struck out two.

Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

The Tampa Yankees lost a well-pitched game to the Dunedin Blue Jays in walk off fashion on Thursday. Erik Swanson started the game for Tampa and went six scoreless innings. The Terrace Park, Ohio native struck out six, walked two and allowed four hits. Cody Carroll relived Swanson and fired two perfect innings while striking out two. Nick Solak went 2 for 4, extending his on-base streak to 14 games.

Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)

The RiverDogs lost their fourth straight game and sixth in a row at home to the Lakewood BlueClaws in a rained shortened contest. Catcher Donny Sands had a multi-hit game, collecting his fourth double of the young season. Angel Aguilar continues to destroy South Atlantic League pitching as he went 2 for 3 with a run batted in. He is now batting .337.

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