Pinstriped Performances: Friday, May 17, 2019


Hoy Jun Park drove in four runs for Trenton in their win over Binghamton on Friday night. (Photo by Martin Griff)

As the big league club picked up a walk-off win on Friday, the minor league affiliates went 2-3 in the five games that were played (Scranton Wilkes-Barre had a doubleheader). Trenton got a career-high performance from one of their infielders at the plate and Charleston got a double-digit strikeout outing from its starter. Find out who those players were and more in our Pinstriped Performances and vote for the Pinstriped Performer of the Night:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (20-17) played a doubleheader against the Toledo Mud Hens. They won Game 1, 10-5 and lost Game 2, 5-0.

Game 1

Mike Ford went 2-for-4 with a solo shot (8) in the top of the fifth and two RBIs (18, 19). Ford has five RBIs in his last five games. (Matt Bufano)
  • Brad Miller was 1-for-3 with a three-run home run (5) in the top of the second. Miller has homered in three straight games.
  • Breyvic Valera went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI (2).
  • Trey Amburgey was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a two-run single in the seventh (16,17).
  • Mike Tauchman went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI double in the third (1).
  • Logan Morrison was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double in the seventh (1).
  • Tyler Wade had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Adonis Rosa (1-0) got the win for the Railriders and nearly went the distance.  He allowed five runs (three earned) on ten hits, struck out six, and walked two in 6.2 innings of work. 68 of his 103 pitches were strikes. It was Rosa’s first Triple-A appearance since April 11.
  • Cale Coshow struck out the final batter of the game.

Game 2

Raynel Espinal (1-4) took the loss in Game 2. He allowed four runs on eight hits, struck out three, and walked two over 4.1 innings. 51 of 79 pitches were strikes. (Matt Bufano)
  • Ryan Lavarnway and Logan Morrison had the only two hits in the game. Both were 1-for-3.
  • Mike Ford was 0-for-1 with two walks.
  • Joe Harvey allowed one run, struck out two, and walked three without allowing a hit in an inning of work. 13 of 31 pitches were strikes.
  • Jake Barrett allowed one hit and struck out two without allowing a run in the final 1.2 innings. 16 of 22 pitches were strikes.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (23-14) defeated the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 6-2.

Ben Ruta went 2-for-5 with a two-run double in the bottom of the first (20,21). Ruta is hitting .357 on the season with 12 doubles. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Hoy Jun Park was 3-for-4 with four RBIs out of the leadoff spot (9,10,11,12). It was his first game with four RBIs since he played for Charleston on September 5, 2016.
  • Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks.
  • Kyle Holder was 2-for-4 and he’s had multi-hit games in two of the last three nights.
  • Kellin Deglan went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Trevor Stephan came back off the IL on Friday night. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out three, and walked two over 2.1 innings. 32 of his 48 pitches were for strikes. It was Stephan’s first start since April 23.
  • James Reeves (3-0) won the game in relief. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked two in 1.2 innings of work. 20 of his 39 pitches were strikes.
  • Matt Wivinis threw three perfect innings out of the bullpen while striking out four. 24 of his 38 pitches were for strikes.
  • Brooks Kriske struck out two batters and walked one without allowing a hit in the final two innings. Kriske picked up his third save of the year. 20 of his 34 pitches were for strikes.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tortugas (17-23) have lost their fifth game in a row as they were defeated by the Daytona Tortugas, 8-6.

Glenn Otto had a quality start in a no-decision for Tampa. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits, struck out seven, and walked one over six innings. 59 of his 90 pitches were strikes. It is the first time Otto has gone six innings in a start this season. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Oswaldo Cabrera was 1-for-5 with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh (11,12).
  • Steven Sensley went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a solo home run in the fifth (4).
  • Pablo Olivares was 2-for-5 with an RBI groundout in the fifth (7).
  • Isiah Gilliam went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the seventh (16).
  • Wendell Rijo was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in the seventh (1).
  • Donny Sands went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Omar Carrizales also had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Greg Weissert (1-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and struck out a batter in 1.1 innings of work. 22 of his 35 pitches were strikes.
  • Kyle Zurak allowed one run on two hits and struck out two over the final 1.2 innings. 19 of his 34 pitches were strikes.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (23-18) lost their series opener against the Augusta Green Jackets, 8-3 in 10 innings.

Alexander Vizcaino had a good outing in a no-decision. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out ten in seven innings of work. 72 of his 99 pitches were strikes. The ten strikeouts are a new career-high. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Canaan Smith went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth (15). It’s the third time this year that Smith has had three or more hits in a game.
  • Josh Breaux was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the seventh (29). Breaux has driven in a run in three straight games.
  • Ricky Surum went 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Frederick Cuevas was 0-for-5 with an RBI groundout in the 10th (7).
  • Bryan Blanton (0-1) took the loss out of the bullpen. He allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits, struck out three, and walked one in two innings. 31 of his 48 pitches were for strikes.
  • Carlos Espinal allowed one run on two hits and struck out a batter in the 10th. 13 of his 20 pitches were for strikes. It is the first time Espinal has allowed a run in six appearances this year.