Pinstriped Performances: Friday, August 31, 2018


On the final night of August, the New York Yankees organization was nearly perfect as they went 5-1 in the six games that were played. There were eight combined home runs hit between the big league club and the affiliate in Tampa. Also, there was a walk-off in Charleston. Finally, Scranton Wilkes-Barre got a big win for their playoff push and Trenton had a win for their potential home-field chances in the first round. Find out about those games and more with our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (85-50) rallied to defeat the Detroit Tigers, 7-5.

  • Brett Gardner went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth (12).
  • Gleyber Torres was 2-for-4 with the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth (61,62).
  • Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in the sixth (23).
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-4) followed Hicks’ home run with one of his own (23).
  • Austin Romine went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth (38).
  • Luis Severino had a quality start in a no-decision. In six innings of work, he allowed three runs on six hits and struck out 10 on 102 pitches (69 strikes).
  • Zach Britton (2-0) allowed one run on three hits, struck out one batter, and walked one over 1.1 innings in a win.
  • David Robertson allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked one in the ninth for his fifth save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (71-64) started their series against the Pawtucket Red Sox with a 3-1 win.

Erik Swanson (3-2) picked up the win in his start. He went 6.1 innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out eight, and walked one on 92 pitches (57 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (76-61) defeated the Reading Fightin Phils’ by a final score of 3-2.

Jordan Foley (4-4) won the game with a strong outing of the bullpen. He threw four perfect innings, struck out five batters, and walked one. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Gosuke Katoh was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first (33).
  • Wendell Rijo (0-for-2) and Jeff Hendrix (0-for-3) each drove in a run on a walk. Rijo has 12 RBIs this year while Hendrix has 21.
  • Brandon Wagner had the only extra-base hit (1-for-3, walk, double).
  • Nick Nelson only got two outs in the first inning. He gave up two runs on two hits and walked two on 39 pitches (22 strikes).
  • Phillip Diehl allowed one hit, struck out four, and walked one over 2.2 scoreless innings.
  • Matt Wivinis struck out two batters and walked one while not allowing a hit in the final 1.2 innings for his fourth save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (69-66) completed a suspended game against the Bradenton Marauders and won in blowout fashion, 19-2.

Estevan Florial was 4-for-7 with a double, a triple, and an RBI single in the top of the fourth (20) (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)
  • Steven Sensley went 3-for-6 with a three-run home run in the fourth (5) and five RBIs (9,10,11,12,13).
  • Angel Aguilar was 2-for-5 with a pair of two-run home runs in the second and third inning (8,9) and five RBIs (43,44,45,46,47)
  • Dom Thompson-Williams went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, a two-run home run in the fourth (12), and three RBIs (43,44,45).
  • Isiah Gilliam was 3-for-5 with a walk and an RBI single in the eighth.
  • Ben Ruta was 4-for-6 in the win.
  • Chace Numata went 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, and a two-run home run in the seventh (1).
  • Rony Garcia (1-3) picked up the win. He went seven innings, allowed two runs on six hits, and struck out eight on 90 pitches (59 strikes).
  • Anderson Severino allowed two hits, struck out three, and walked one while not allowing a run in the final two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (62-71) won in walk-off fashion over the West Virginia Power, 4-3, in 10 innings.

Leonardo Molina was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI groundout in the bottom of the sixth (38) (Jerry Coli)
  • Dermis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a walk and he had the walk-off single in the 10th (46).
  • Carlos Vidal was 1-for-5 and had the game-tying single in the 10th (26).
  • Mitchell Hansen went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the bottom of the second (7).
  • Welfrin Mateo was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Roansy Contreras threw six shutout innings in a no-decision. He allowed two hits, struck out six, and walked three on 74 pitches (47 strikes).
  • Carlos Espinal (1-2) won the game in relief. He allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out a batter in two innings of work.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (36-34) were held to four hits in a 9-0 loss to the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Eduardo Torrealba had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 at the plate. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Junior Soto (1-for-3) and Alex Junior (1-for-4) had the other two hits.
  • Luis Gil (0-2) took the loss in his start. In four innings of work, he allowed three unearned runs on five hits and struck out seven on 81 pitches (54 strikes). His fastball topped out at 98 miles-per-hour.
  • Abel Duarte struck out a batter and walked one over 1.1 hitless innings of relief.