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Pinstriped Performances: Friday, June 22, 2018



On Friday night in the New York Yankees organization, the nine teams in action combined to go 4-6 in the ten games that were played. Out of those four wins, three of them came from the Rookie squads The other rookie squad in Pulaski lost their third straight extra-inning game. Meanwhile, in Charleston, one player hit a home run in each of the first two innings. Find out who that player was and much more in tonight’s Pinstriped Performances.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (50-23) offense was held in check by the Tampa Bay Rays in a 2-1 loss as their win streak was snapped at four games.

  • Aaron Judge (1-for-3, walk) drove in the lone run for the Yankees on an RBI single in the top of the seventh (51).
  • Brett Gardner had the only multi-hit game for the Yankees (2-for-5).
  • C.C. Sabathia (4-3) got the loss in his start. He went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on nine hits, struck out four, and walked one on 92 pitches (59 strikes).
  • Luis Cessa walked two batters and struck out two batters over the final two innings (no hits allowed).

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (35-37) lost the series opener to the Rochester Red Wings, 3-1.

Justus Sheffield (1-3) had a quality outing in a loss on Friday. He went six innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out seven, and walked two on 96 pitches (55 strikes) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Tyler Wade had the lone multi-hit game for Scranton (2-for-4, walk).
  • Ronald Torreyes (0-for-2, two walks) had the lone RBI when he grounded out in the top of the eighth (2).
  • Tommy Kahnle struck out the side in a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
  • Brady Lail gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (41-31) lost their opener to the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-2.

Mandy Alvarez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and he hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth (3) (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Billy Fleming went 2-for-4 in the loss and he’s hitting .321 for the season.
    • Gosuke Katoh was 0-for-1 and he drew three walks at the plate.
    • Ryan Bollinger (3-3) had a rough outing on the mound. In four innings of work, he gave up seven runs on nine hits, struck out four, and walked two on 85 pitches (60 strikes).
    • James Reeves struck out five batters, walked one, and did not give up a hit over the final three innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (36-36) comeback effort fell just short in a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Jupiter Hammerheads

Kyle Holder went 1-for-4 with two walks, hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth (1), and drove in two runs (1,2) for the Tampa Tarpons. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)
    • Ben Ruta (1-for-4, walk) tied the game at three with a solo home run in the ninth (5).
    • Brandon Wagner (1-for-3, two walks) tied the game at four with a base hit in the 10th (41).
    • Donny Sands and Cesar Diaz both went 3-for-5 in the loss.
    • Nick Green took a no-decision in his outing. He went 5.2 innings, gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out six, and walked three on 99 pitches (55 strikes).
    • Brian Trieglaff struck out two batters over 2.1 perfect innings of relief.
    • Matt Wivinis gave up an unearned run on one hit and struck out four over two scoreless innings.
    • Andrew Schwaab (0-3) gave up an unearned run on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one in the 11th as he took the loss.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (35-35) got their overall record back to .500 with a 10-4 win over the Lexington Legends.

Leonardo Molina (2-for-3) hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth (1) and was one of four Riverdogs to hit a home run (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Pablo Olivares went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs (16,17,18,19,20). Also, he hit solo home runs in the first and second inning (4,5).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-5) hit a solo home run in the first (4).
  • Chris Hess (2-for-4) hit a solo home run in the sixth (6).
  • Matt McPhearson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and he drove in a run (6).
  • Miguel Yajure (2-0) did not allow an earned run in the win. In five innings of work, he gave up four unearned runs on three hits, struck out four batters, and walked one on 57 pitches (39 strikes).
  • Jio Orozco struck out three batters over the final four innings of the game and he did not allow a hit.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (2-6) were shut out by the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 2-0.

Alex Mauricio (0-2) had a quality start for Staten Island in thelr loss to Aberdeen. He went six innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out four batters, and walked one on 85 pitches (54 strikes) (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Junior Soto went 1-for-4 and extended his hit streak to four games.
  • Chase Hodson did not give up a hit and struck out five over two perfect innings of relief.
  • Brooks Kriske gave up a hit and struck out three batters in the ninth.
  • Eduardo Torrealba (1-for-4)  and Jerry Seitz (1-for-2) had the other hits for Staten Island.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Pulaski Yankees (1-3) lost their third straight extra-inning game, 8-7, to the Greeneville Astros

  • Juan De Leon (2-for-4) had a triple, drove in three runs (2,3,4), and hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth (1).
  • Everson Pereira (2-for-6) hit a solo home run in the fifth (1).
  • Nelson Gomez (2-for-5, walk) hit a solo home run in the sixth (1).
  • Max Burt went 2-for-5 and drove in a run (1) in his first professional game.
  • Roberto Javier went 3-for-6 and he’s hitting .529 to start the season.
  • Luis Gil had a no-decision in his first game with the Yankees organization. He went four innings, gave up two runs on two hits, struck out six, and walked two on 76 pitches (52 strikes).
  • Austin Gardner struck out five batters over the course of four perfect innings out of the bullpen.
  • Brett Morales (0-2) gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out one in the 11th as he took the loss.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): Both Gulf Coast League teams got their first win of the season. The East squad (1-3) defeated GCL Tigers East 11-8 while the West team (1-2) beat the GCL Braves, 8-2.

GCL East

  • Pedro Diaz (1-for-2, walk) hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth (1).
  • Alexander Santana went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI (1).
  • Jose Villa was 2-for-4 with a double, stole a base, and he drove in two runs (2,3).
  • Sandy Mota did not have a hit (0-for-2). However, he walked twice, had two RBIs (2,3) and he stole a base.
  • Clarke Schmidt made his organizational debut on the mound. In the first inning, he allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two.
  • Anyelo Luna (1-0) got the win in relief. In four innings of work, he gave up three runs on six hits, struck out a batter, and walked two.
  • Daniel Bies followed up Luna and struck out three batters while walking one in two hitless innings.

GCL West

  • Antonio Cabello (3-for-4) had a triple, hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh (1), and drove in three runs (1,2,3).
  • Anthony Seigler was 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI (1).
  • Anthony Garcia was 2-for-5 and he drove in a pair of runs (2,3).
  • Brandon Lockridge was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Griffin Garabito was 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Pedro Barrios got the start. He went four innings, gave up a run on four hits, and struck out five.
  • Carlos Rodriguez (1-0) won the game in relief. He gave up a run on two hits, walked three batters, and struck out two over three innings.
  • Connor Van Hoose walked a batter and struck out one in a scoreless eighth.
  • Sean Boyle struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (9-9) had a great day on offense as they defeated the DSL Twins, 14-3.

  • Miguel Marte went 3-for-5 with two triples and he drove in four runs (8,9,10,11).
  • Mario Morillo (2-for-5) had a triple and two RBIs (1,2).
  • Marco Naranjo was 2-for-5 with a double, triple, and drove in two runs (3,4).
  • Carlos Gomez got the start for the DSL Yanks. He went three innings, gave up a run on two hits, struck out four, and walked one.
  • Abismael Villaman (2-0) lowered his ERA to 0.53 in the win. In five innings of work, he gave up a run on four hits, struck out six, and walked one.
  • Marcos Arguelllo struck out one of the two batters he faced in the ninth.


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