Ben Ruta was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, and four RBIs for Tampa on Friday. He is hitting .326 with 11 RBIs in the month of August (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

Pinstriped Performances: Friday, August 10, 2018

In the 11 games that were played in the New York Yankees organization on Friday, the affiliates combined for a 5-6 record. There was a pair of four-hit performances for Tampa, a multi-home run game in the Dominican Summer League, and a walk-off win down in the Gulf Coast League. Find out who shined in those games and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (72-43) had their four-game win streak snapped by the Texas Rangers in a 12-7 loss.

  • Austin Romine went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a solo home run (7) in the bottom of the seventh and three RBIs (31,32,33).
  • Brett Gardner (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the fifth (10).
  • Luke Voit was 1-for-4 with a two-run single in the sixth (4,5).
  • Miguel Andujar went 2-for-4 and had a ground-rule double in the sixth (34).
  • Didi Gregorius was 3-for-5 at the plate.
  • Masahiro Tanaka (9-3) went five innings, gave up six runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked three on 96 pitches (64 strikes) in a loss.
  • Zach Britton struck out three batters and walked one in a hittless ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (60-55) lost 4-3 to the Durham Bulls in 10 innings.

Ryan McBroom went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the fourth (10) (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Gio Urshela (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the third (1).
  • Mark Payton had the only multi-hit game (2-for-5, stolen base).
  • Nestor Cortes took a no-decision in his outing. He went 6.1 innings, allowed two runs on nine hits, struck out five, and walked two on 102 pitches (71 strikes).
  • George Kontos allowed one hit and struck out one over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
  • J.P. Feyereisen (6-5) took the loss. In one inning of work, he allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit, struck out two, and walked two.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (65-51) started their series against the Harrisburg Senators with a 10-1 win.

Trey Amburgey went 2-for-5 and hit a grand slam in the top of the third (15). The 15 home runs are a new career-high for a single season. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Mandy Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the fifth (11) and two RBIs (50,51).
  • Brandon Wagner (2-for-4, walk also had a solo home run in the fifth (1).
  • Bruce Caldwell went 3-for-5 with a two-run single in the sixth (24,25).
  • Rashad Crawford was 2-for-5 with an RBI double in the ninth.
  • Brian Keller (9-8) went 6.2 innings, gave up one run on seven hits, struck out five, and walked two on 95 pitches (61 strikes).
  • David Sosebee walked a batter over 1.1 hitless innings of relief.
  • Matt Frawley walked one batter and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (57-61) defeated the Bradenton Marauders, 10-8.

Diego Castillo was 4-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Tampa’s win over Bradenton. (Bryan Green)
  • Ben Ruta went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, and four RBIs (31,32,33,34).
  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-3, two walks) had a two-run single in the top of the third (30,31).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI double in the fourth (40).
  • Isiah Gilliam was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the third (64).
  • Estevan Florial went 2-for-6 with a pair of doubles.
  • Jason Lopez did not have a hit in his Tampa debut (0-for-5). However, he drove in his first run on a groundout in the third.
  • Nick Green (7-5) picked up the win. He went 6.2 innings, gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits, struck out three, and walked two on 105 pitches (67 strikes).
  • Greg Weissert struck out the only batter he faced in the ninth for his third save of the year.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (54-60) started their series against the Hagerstown Suns with a 6-4 victory.

Dermis Garcia was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs (31,32,33) for Charleston. (Bryan Green)
  • Frederick Cuevas went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple in the bottom of the second (8).
  • Carlos Vidal (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the fifth (21).
  • Alex Mauricio (1-1) got his first win for Charleston. In 5.2 innings of work, he gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 91 pitches (63 strikes).
  • Daniel Ramos came in after Mauricio. He went 2.1 innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out two, and walked one.
  • Carlos Espinal allowed one run on two hits and struck out two in the ninth for his second save of the year.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (26-25) were held to two hits in a 2-0 loss to the Lowell Spinners.

Eduardo Torrealba went 2-for-4 with a double for Staten Island. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Juan De Paula (1-2) took the loss for Staten Island. In 5.1 innings of work, he gave up one run on six hits, struck out seven, and walked two on 91 pitches (52 strikes).
  • Ron Marinaccio pitched well in his Staten Island debut. In 2.2 innings, he allowed one run on three hits and struck out six.
  • Garrett Mundell allowed two hits and struck out three batters in the ninth.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (24-26) defeated the Burlington Royals, 9-5.

  • Evan Alexander was 3-for-4 with two walks, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the top of the sixth (13).
  • Anthony Seigler went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the sixth (3).
  • Juan De Leon went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double in the sixth (16).
  • Carlos Tatis (1-for-4, walk) had an RBI groundout in the fourth (14).
  • Max Burt (1-for-4) hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth (16).
  • Everson Pereira (1-for-5) started the scoring with a base hit in the first (23).
  • Luis Gil took a no-decision in his outing. In four innings of work, he allowed three runs (two earned) on one hit, struck out eight, and walked three on 78 pitches (44 strikes).
  • Gilmael Troya (2-0) threw 3.2 shutout innings. He allowed one hit, struck out six, and walked one.
  • Yoiber Marquina allowed two runs on one hit and walked one over the final 1.1 innings.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie)

GCL East: The East (14-29) lost their suspended game 7-2 to the GCL Braves as well as their originally scheduled game, 6-4.

Suspended Game

  • Raymundo Moreno went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Alexander Santana (0-for-2) drove in the lone run of the game (5).
  • Borinquen Mendez also had a multi-hit game (2-for-4, stolen base).
  • Anderson Munoz (1-5) took the loss in this game. He went 3.1 innings, allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits, struck out seven, and walked two.
  • Tyler Johnson pitched the final two innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out three batters.

Game 2

  • Isaiah Pasteur went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and he hit a solo home run in the top of the third (4).
  • Matt McGarry was 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, and an RBI (6).
  • Christian Andrade also had a multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Nestor Oronel got the start. He went two innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out two, and walked one in a no-decision.
  • Anyelo Luna (1-2) took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked one over 1.1 innings.
  • Jairo Garcia allowed an unearned run on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked two in 2.1 innings of work.

GCL West: The West (20-22) defeated GCL Tigers West in walk-off fashion, 6-5.

  • Roberto Chirinos went 2-for-5 and had the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth (11).
  • Antonio Cabello (2-for-5) tied the game with a double in the ninth (20).
  • Jesus Graterol was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a pair of RBIs (4,5).
  • Anthony Garcia (1-for-3, walk) hit a solo home run in the first (6).
  • Leonardo Pestana got a no-decision in his outing. In 2.1 innings of work, he allowed an unearned run on one hit, struck out three, and walked one.
  • Wilser Barrios (2-0) allowed one hit and walked a batter over 1.1 scoreless innings as he got the win.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (23-36) lost 17-3 to the DSL Twins.

  • Madison Santos went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs (2,3) and three RBIs (23,24,25). He hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth and a solo shot in the seventh.
  • Carlos Moreno had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Dionys Vallejo was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk.
  • Cristian Sumoza (1-4) went two innings, gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits, struck out one batter, and walked one in a loss.
  • Juan Carderon struck out both batters he faced in the ninth.