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Pinstriped Performances: Saturday, August 18, 2018



On what can be described as a doubleheader Saturday in the New York Yankees organization, the affiliates enjoyed great success as they combined to go 11-2 in the 13 games that were played/finished. Trenton had a pair of walk-off wins in their doubleheader the big league club hit four home runs, and Scranton-Wilkes Barre had a walk-off win in one of their games. Also, Pulaski only allowed one hit in their game and Staten Island/GCL West each had shutouts. Find out about those games and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (77-46) hit four home runs in an 11-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

  • Miguel Andujar went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (20), and three RBIs (61,62,63).
  • Didi Gregorius was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first (22) and three RBIs (71,72,73).
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth (32).
  • Greg Bird was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the eighth (10) and two RBIs (30,31).
  • Aaron Hicks (0-for-3, walk) and Austin Romine (0-for-1, walk) both drove in a run. Hicks has 58 RBIs for the year and Romine has 36.
  • Luis Severino (16-6) went five innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out eight, and walked two on 100 pitches (68 strikes) in a win.
  • Zach Britton allowed one hit in a scoreless seventh.
  • Dellin Betances struck out two batters and walked one in a scoreless eighth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (65-58) won both games of their doubleheader against the Norfolk Tides. They won Game 1 in walk-off fashion, 2-1, and then won Game 2, 3-1.

Game 1

Yankees
Michael King (2-0) threw a complete game in a win. He allowed one run on seven hits and struck out four on 93 pitches (63 strikes). (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Zack Zehner was 1-for-2 with a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (10)
  • Luke Voit was 1-for-3 and he hit the walk-off home run in the seventh (1).
  • Gio Urshela (1-for-3) had the other hit for the Railriders.

Game 2

Wilkin Castillo was 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Railriders. (Martin Griff)
  • Gio Urshela went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the fifth (18).
  • Ricky Surum had the only multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Adonis Rosa (1-0) got the win in his Triple-A debut. He went five innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out four, and walked two on 76 pitches (51 strikes).
  • George Kontos threw a 1-2-3 sixth inning.
  • Joe Harvey walked a batter and struck out one in a scoreless seventh for his sixth save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (68-56) won both games against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in walk-off fashion. They won Game 1 by a final score of 5-4 (9 innings) and Game 2, 3-2.

Game 1

Jorge Saez was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth (4) and three RBIs (13,14,15) (Martin Griff)
  • Trey Amburgey went 1-for-3 with a game-tying sacrifice fly in the eighth (67).
  • Bruce Caldwell went 2-for-4 with a walk-off walk in the ninth (26).
  • Rashad Crawford was 2-for-3 with a triple.
  • Gosuke Katoh (1-for-4) had the other hit for the Thunder.
  • Brian Keller pitched well in a no-decision. In seven innings of work, he allowed two runs on four hits, struck out four, and walked one on 101 pitches (67 strikes).
  • Trevor Lane (1-1) allowed two unearned runs on four hits and walked a batter in the win.

Game 2

Bruce Caldwell went 1-for-3 with a walk and a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the third (3) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Wendell Rijo (0-for-3) had the walk-off walk in the seventh (8).
  • Rashad Crawford (1-for-1, walk) had the other hit for Trenton.
  • Jeff Hendrix was 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Garrett Whitlock got the start. He went 5.2 innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits, struck out four, and walked two on 103 pitches (60 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • David Sosebee (4-2) struck out two batters over 1.1 perfect innings in a win.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (60-65) lost 9-4 to the Daytona Tortugas.

Estevan Florial was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh (22) (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)
  • Dom Thompson-Williams was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the third (48).
  • Isiah Gilliam went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the eighth (13).
  • Diego Castillo (0-for-4) had the other RBI for Tampa (46).
  • Ben Ruta (2-for-4) and Jason Lopez (2-for-4, two doubles) both had multi-hit games.
  • Rony Garcia (0-4) had a rough outing on the mound. He went 3.2 innings, allowed eight runs (four earned) on seven hits, struck out three, and walked one on 75 pitches (45 strikes) in a loss.
  • Christian Morris allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one over 2.2 shutout innings of relief.
  • Kyle Zurak walked a batter, struck out one, and got the final out of the ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (57-64) began their series against the West Virginia Power with a 7-6 win.

Chris Hess was 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the top of the third (8) and three RBIs (40,41,42) (Jerry Coli)
  • David Metzgar went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (8,9).
  • Mitchell Hansen was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the second (6).
  • Wilkerman Garcia led the team in hits as he went 3-for-4 with a walk.
  • Carlos Vidal (2-for-4, double, walk) and Welfrin Mateo (2-for-5) both had multi-hit games.
  • Roansy Contreras struggled in his start. In 2.1 innings of work, he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits, struck out three, and walked one on 63 pitches (43 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Alexander Vargas (4-1) won the game in relief. He went 5.1 innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out four, and walked one.
  • Carlos Espinal walked a batter over 1.1 hitless innings as he got his fourth save.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (31-26) finished their suspended game against the Vermont Lake Monsters with a 7-3 win. In Game 2, they held Vermont to three hits in a 1-0 win. They have won five games in a row.

Suspended Game

Brooks Kriske (2-2) won the game in relief. In 2.1 shutout innings of work, he allowed two hits, struck out three, and walked one as his ERA dropped to 0.81.  (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Abel Duarte allowed two unearned runs on two hits, struck out three, and walked two over 1.2 innings.
  • Ron Marinaccio allowed a hit and struck out three in the ninth for his third save of the year.
  • Canaan Smith ended up finishing the game going 2-for-4 with a walk as he joined Junior Soto as the only Yankees with a multi-hit game.

Game 2

Aaron McGarity (1-0) struck out three batters, walked one, and did not allow a hit over the final three innings for his first win of the year. He still has not allowed an earned run this year. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Kyle Gray was 1-for-2 with a walk and he had an RBI single in the top of the first (15).
  • Eric Wagaman (1-for-3) had the other hit for Staten Island.
  • Juan De Paula got the start in Game 2. He went four innings, allowed three hits, struck out seven, and walked four on 87 pitches (53 strikes) in a no-decision.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (29-28) held the Kingsport Mets to one hit in a 5-1 win. They have won four in a row.

  • Carlos Narvaez went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth (7).
  • Juan De Leon was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the fifth (23).
  • Griffin Garabito (1-for-3, walk) also had an RBI single in the fifth (5).
  • Max Burt was 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Nelson Gomez (1-for-4) also had a double.
  • Alexander Vizcaino (3-3) went seven innings in his start. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out eight, and walked two on 86 pitches (57 strikes) in a win.
  • Glimael Troya struck out four batters and walked one without allowing a run or a hit over the final two innings.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): Both Yankees squads picked up wins on Saturday. The East (17-31) defeated GCL Tigers West 7-1 while the West (23-24) held the GCL Braves to three hits in a 5-0 win.

GCL East

GCL West

  • Antonio Arias was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs (9,10,11).
  • Roberto Chirinos went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the bottom of the third (2).
  • Meure Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and an RBI (5).
  • Nelson Alvarez ended up drawing four walks without an official at-bat and he had a stolen base.
  • Deivi Diaz (1-1) threw five no-hit innings in a win. He struck out eight batters and walked one.
  • Argelis Herrera struck out a batter and walked one over two hitless innings.
  • Diego Cordero allowed three hits and struck out a batter in the final two innings as he preserved the shutout.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (26-39) lost 12-6 to the DSL Nationals.

  • Enyerberth Ascanio was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and a pair of RBIs (17,18).
  • Juan Crisp went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI (22).
  • Anthony Valenzuela was 1-for-4 with an RBI (23).
  • Madison Santos had a multi-hit game (2-for-4, walk).
  • Alfred Vega (3-7) went three innings in a loss. He gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out two, and walked one.
  • Franyer Hernandez allowed one run on one hit and struck out a batter in 2.1 innings of relief.
  • Juan Carderon struck out three batters and walked two over two hitless innings.