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Pinstriped Performances: April 17, 2019



Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) and New York Yankees Brett Gardner watch Gardner’s grand slam during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (8-9) defeated the Boston Red Sox for the second consecutive day by the score of 5-3.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A): The RailRiders (8-6) were swept in a doubleheader by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Game One

  • Thairo Estrada: 2-for-4 with 1 R
    Extended his hitting streak to five games
  • Mandy Alvarez: 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs
  • Ryan Lavarnway: 3-for-3
  • Zack Zehner: 2-for-2 1 RBI
    Zehner is now hitting .333/.432/.389 in the first 12 games of the season.  He had a five-game hitting streak and has a hit in all but three games.
  • Jonathan Loaisiga: 5IP 2H 2R 2ER 3BB 7SO
    Took the loss in his first Triple-A start of the season.
  • Rex Brothers: 2IP 3H 3R 3ER 1BB 3SO

Game Two

Trenton Thunder’s Hoy Jun Park has a small hitting streak going. (Photo by Martin Griff)

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Trenton Thunder (8-4) were defeated by the Akron Rubberducks on Wednesday morning by the score of 5-3.  It was the first loss at home for the Thunder.

  • Hoy Park: Went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
    Park has hit safely in his last three games for the Thunder.
  • Ben Ruta: Went 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored and a double and an RBI.
    He walked twice.  He is hitting .286/.381/.568 in 12 games for the Thunder and has hit safely in all but three games this season.  It was just his third game with just one base hit.
  • Rashad Crawford: Went 1-for-5 with a strikeout and an RBI.
    Crawford was acquired by the Yankees as part of the Aroldis Chapman trade in 2016 and is hitting .282/.364/.333 in 11 games for the Thunder after completely re-tooling his swing last year.
  • Brody Koerner: 7 IP 4H 5R 3ER 3BB 4SO
    Former 17th round pick has a 1.80 ERA in three starts for the Thunder with 10 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.
  • Will Carter: 2IP 2H 0R 0ER 2BB 0SO
    Former 14th round pick in 2015 is adjusting to moving to the bullpen.  Has a 6.35 ERA in 4 games and 5 2/3 innings pitched
Isiah Gilliam is now hitting .318 for the Tarpons. (Mark LoMoglio)

Tampa Tarpons (Class-A Advanced): The Tarpons (5-9) defeated the Bradenton Marauders, 6-1.

  • Isiah Gilliam: 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and a double
    Gilliam is hitting .319/.396/.511 in 13 games for the Tarpons. 
  • Donny Sands: 2-for-4
  • Pablo Olivares: 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs
    Olivares has a six-game hitting streak but has yet to put together a multi-hit game.
  • Diego Castillo: 1-for-3 with a run scored, a double and a walk
  • Deivi Garcia: 4 2/3IP 1H 1R 1ER 3BB 8SO
  • Braden Bristo: 2 1/3IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 3SO
  • Brooks Kriske: 2IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 4SO
    Former 6th round pick in 2016 has yet to allow an earned run in 9 innings pitched and struck out 12 batters.  He walked 4 batters, but 2 were intentional.
Charleston RiverDogs starting pitcher Jio Orozco has pitched well since returning from injury. (Martin Griff)

Charleston RiverDogs (Class A): The RiverDogs (7-7) defeated the Greenville Drive in a morning game by the score of 7-1.



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