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    Gleyber Torres had a another great day at the plate for the RailRiders (Cheryl Pursell)

    Pinstriped Performances: Saturday April 14th, 2018

    While the New York Yankees were rained out in Detroit on Saturday, their four full-season minor league affiliates were all in action. Three of the four games were decided by a single run as the teams combined for a 2-2 record. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the night’s action.

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (7-7) will attempt to get in a doubleheader tomorrow against the Tigers. Game 1 will be at 1:10 p.m ET and Game 2 will be at 7:10 p.m.

    Luis Severino will pitch Game 1 for the Yankees against Francisco Liriano for the Tigers. In Game 2, Luis Cessa will go up against Matthew Boyd (weather permitting).

    Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (6-3) rallied from a four-run deficit with six runs in the seventh inning in a 10-5 win over the Charlotte Knights.

    • Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 with three RBIs (8,9,10). He had two doubles, including one in that seventh inning to give Scranton a 6-5 lead. He is 6-for-12 with six RBIs in his last three games.
    • L.J. Mazzilli went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two walks, and a bases-clearing double in the seventh that tied the game at five.
    • Erik Kratz hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the eighth.
    • Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored. He has nine hits in his last five games.
    • Daniel Camarena went 3.1 innings, gave up five runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked five on 70 pitches (39 strikes).
    • The bullpen picked up Camarena as they combined to strike out nine batters and give up three hits over the 5.2 innings. Brady Lail (2-0) picked up the win as he went 2.2 innings after Camarena left. He struck out three batters and gave up one hit.
    • Cody Carroll finished up the night by throwing two scoreless innings, striking out four batters, and walking one.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): Four Thunder (5-4) pitchers combined to throw a two-hit shutout in the team’s 1-0 win over the Akron Rubberducks.

    • Jhalan Jackson provided the lone offense of the day when he hit a solo shot to center field in the second inning. It was his fifth home run of the season.
    • Dillon Tate‘s start was cut short due to a rain delay, but he was dominant. He gave up one hit and struck out four over four innings on 43 pitches (28 strikes).
    • Jose Mesa Jr. (1-0) ended up getting the win by giving up one hit and striking out one in two innings.
    • Kaleb Ort followed up Mesa by striking out four batters and walking one in two hitless innings.
    • Jordan Foley loaded the bases in the ninth, but got out of trouble and recorded his first save of the season.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (4-6) could not overcome making four errors in the field in their 5-4 loss to the Fort Myers Miracle. They did get to see former Yankee Phil Hughes, who is on a rehab assignment for the Twins.

    • Isiah Gilliam (2-for-5) extended his RBI streak to five games with a base hit to right in the seventh. He now has seven RBIs on the season.
    • Brandon Wagner led the team in hits as he went 3-for-5 and had his second three-hit game of the season.
    • Michael King (0-1) got the start for Tampa. He went five innings, gave up five runs (two earned) on five hits, struck out five, and walked two on 91 pitches (57 strikes) in the loss.
    • Hobie Harris struck out three of the four batters he faced in the eighth inning for a new season-high.
    • Keith Skinner went 2-for-4 and the Tarpons catcher picked up his first RBI of the season.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (5-5) could not duplicate the late-inning comebacks they had the last two nights as they lost 4-3 to the Kannapolis Intimidators in ten innings.

    • Steven Sensley had the lone extra-base hit of the night for Charleston. In the third inning, he crushed a solo home run to right for his third home run of the season.
    • Frederick Cuevas went 2-for-5 with a run scored and extended his hit streak to seven games. He has four multi-hit games during this stretch.
    • Dalton Lehnen went five innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked two on 90 pitches (57 strikes).
    • Charleston went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position in the loss.

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