Friday night in the New York Yankees organization was all about the long ball. In the six games that were played, there were a combined 15 home runs that were hit. Unfortunately, all of those home runs did not lead to wins as the combined record between the teams was 4-2. One of those losses came from an affiliate that hit back-to-back-to-back home runs. Meanwhile, one of the top pitching prospects picked up his first win at a new level. Check out some of the key performances from the night’s action:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (41-18) started off the Subway Series with a 4-1 win over the New York Mets.
- Brett Gardner (2-for-3) hit the deciding two-run home run in the top of the eighth (5).
- Gleyber Torres had the other multi-hit night for the Yankees (2-for-3).
- Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth (15).
- Aaron Judge (0-for-2, walk) tied the game at one with a sacrifice fly in the sixth (44).
- Masahiro Tanaka had a good start but left the game due to a hamstring injury. In five innings of work, he gave up a run on one hit, struck out eight, and walked one on 75 pitches (46 strikes).
- Chad Green (4-0) gave up two hits and struck out two in the seventh as he got the win.
- Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and hit a batter in the ninth. However, he kept the Mets off the board and got his 16th save.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (27-32) started off their series against the Louisville Bats with a 4-3 win.
- Bruce Caldwell (1-for-3) hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth (2).
- Justus Sheffield (1-2) picked up his first win in Triple-A. In six innings of work, he gave up two runs (none earned) on one hit, struck out eight, and walked three on 87 pitches (52 strikes).
- Giovanny Gallegos walked a batter and struck out one in a hitless seventh.
- Tommy Kahnle walked two and struck out two in a hitless eighth.
- Cody Carroll gave up a run on two hits in the ninth. However, he struck out three and walked two as he got his fifth save of the season.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (35-24) hit five home runs en route to a 10-2 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
- Abiatal Avelino (2-for-5, double) hit a solo home run in the first (5) and drove in two runs (18,19).
- Trey Amburgey (3-for-5) hit a two-run home run in the eighth (7).
- Gosuke Katoh (3-for-5) hit a solo home run in the seventh (4).
- Billy Fleming (1-for-4) added to the home run party with a solo shot in the fifth (3).
- Mandy Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a double in the win.
- Brian Keller (5-4) took advantage of that run support. He went six innings, gave up two runs on four hits, and struck out three on 89 pitches (58 strikes) in the win.
- Jordan Foley gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless seventh.
- Stephen Tarpley gave up a hit and struck out one in the final two innings as he got his first save of 2018.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (32-29) were unable to hold a 9-4 lead as they lost 10-9 to the Bradenton Marauders.
- Brandon Wagner (3-for-5) hit a solo home run in the second (11).
- Alexander Palma (2-for-5, walk) hit a solo home run in the seventh (5).
- Ryan Lidge (2-for-4) had a two-run single in the seventh (4,5).
- David Metzgar had a three-hit night (3-for-5) and had an RBI triple in the bottom of the second (1).
- Dom Thompson-Williams was 3-for-5 with two doubles and he drove in a run (13).
- Albert Abreu got the start in this game. He went 6.2 innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits, struck out five, and walked three on 105 pitches (73 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Trevor Lane (1-2) gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits, struck out one and walked one in a loss out of the bullpen.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (29-30) scored eight runs in the top of the fourth and hit back-to-back-to-home runs. However, they lost to the Greenville Drive, 10-9, in 10 innings.
- Wilkerman Garcia (1-for-4, walk) hit a grand slam in the fourth inning (5) and is now at 21 RBIs for the season.
- Dermis Garcia (1-for-5) hit a solo home run in the same inning (3).
- Leonardo Molina was 2-for-4 and he had an RBI single in the fourth (18).
- Miguel Yajure made his first start for Charleston. He went four innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits, struck out a batter, and walked one on 63 pitches (38 strikes).
- Austin DeCarr (0.2 innings) walked a batter, struck out one, and gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th in the loss (1-1).
Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (4-2) got back on the winning track with an 11-7 win over the DSL Phillies.
- Anthony Garcia (1-for-5) hit a triple and had a team-high two RBIs (3,4).
- Roberto Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and an RBI (3).
- Juan Crisp was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI (2) in the win.
- Yoendrys Gomez did not allow a hit in the first four innings. He struck out five batters and walked five.
- Diego Cordero (1-0) got the win in relief. He gave up an unearned run on three hits, struck out two, and walked a batter in the victory.
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