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)
Game postponed due to rain
Trenton Thunder (Double A)
Seven unanswered runs propelled the Thunder to a series sweep over the Reading Fightin Phils. After falling behind 2-0, Trenton answered back with a four-run bottom of the first. Zack Zehner and Billy Fleming recorded RBI singles and Billy McKinney hit a RBI sacrifice fly. In the bottom half of the fifth, Fleming earned another RBI on a fielder’s choice. The game remained 5-2 until Abiatal Avelino doubled home Fleming, and Miguel Andujar singled home Avelino. Caleb Frare and Colten Brewer were excellent in relief of starter Nestor Cortes. The pair combined to toss 4.1 innings, permitted no walks, no runs, three hits and struck out three.
Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)
In game one of a doubleheader, the Yankees bested the Jupiter Hammerheads by a score of 3-2. Jhalan Jackson and Sharif Othman carried Tampa’s offense. Jackson went 2-for-2 with a walk, two doubles and two runs batted in. Othman homered for the first time this season on a line drive to left-center field. Albert Abreu started the game and threw three innings. He permitted two runs (one earned), two hits and three walks. On the positive side he did strike out five. Hobbie Harris impressed by throwing three scoreless innings in relief of Abreu. He struck out three and allowed four baserunners on two hits and two walks. Travis Hissong sealed the victory by striking out two of the four batters he faced in the seventh.
A Tito Polo sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning of game two scored Jorge Mateo for the games lone run. Mateo went 3-for-3 with a walk in the contest and Kyle Holder went 2-for-3. The pair combined for five of the Yankees six hits. Ian Clarkin started the game and struck out five over three innings. Anyelo Gomez followed by pitching three scoreless innings. Dillon McNamara earned his seventh save of the season, throwing a perfect seventh inning.
Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)
Nick Nelson delivered on Thursday by firing six innings, striking out seven and permitting just one run on five hits and no walks. The game’s lone run was scored in the top of the first inning on a Tyler Hill single to center field. David Sosebee tossed three scoreless innings of relief to follow up Nelson’s impressive performance with one of his own. He struck out one, walked one, and gave up three hits. Carlos Vidal paced the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double.