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Pinstriped Performances: Saturday, June 1, 2019



Dermis Garcia hit a home run for the second straight night and drove in all four runs in Tampa’s win on Saturday night.  (Mark LoMoglio / Tampa Tarpons)

Saturday featured six games that were played in the New York Yankees organization and the start of the Dominican Summer League season. The Railriders continued their great stretch of play as of late. Meanwhile, Trenton and Tampa held their opponent to a combined one run as the Tarpons got all their offense from one player. Find out more about these games in today’s Pinstriped Performances and be sure to vote for our Pinstripe Performer of the Day:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (30-20) defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-4. They have won four straight games.

Kaleb Ort pitched well out of the bullpen for the Railriders. He threw two hitless innings while striking out four batters and walking two. 22 of his 39 pitches were strikes. He has 20 strikeouts in six outings in Triple-A. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Billy Burns was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (1). It was Burns’ third three-hit game of the year.
  • Brad Miller went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double in the eighth (23). Miller is on a five-game hit streak.
  • Logan Morrison was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the third (5). Morrison has a hit in five straight games and an RBI in four straight games.
  • Mike Ford went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in the fifth (12). Ford has a seven-game hit streak and has homered in back-to-back games.
  • Didi Gregorius continued his rehab assignment and went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the seventh (1).
  • Mike Tauchman was 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in the seventh (11). Tauchman has driven in a run in three straight games.
  • Breyvic Valera went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, and a walk to extend his hit streak to eight games.
  • Drew Hutchison (4-3) got the win in this start. He allowed one run on three hits, struck out seven, and walked two over six innings. 65 of his 99 pitches were strikes.
  • Rex Brothers allowed three runs on three hits, struck out a batter, and walked one while only getting one out in the ninth. 11 of his 23 pitches were strikes.
  • Stephen Tarpley struck out a batter and got the final two outs of the game for his second save of the year. 4 of his 7 pitches were strikes.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (32-19) won a pitchers duel against the Harrisburg Senators, 2-1. The Thunder have won four games in a row.

Garrett Whitlock (3-1) pitched well in a win for the Thunder. He allowed one run on five hits, struck out five, and walked one in six innings of work. 61 of his 96  pitches were strikes. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Mandy Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth (1). Alvarez has a multi-hit game in four of his last five games.
  • Ben Ruta was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the first (27).
  • Hoy Jun Park went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. Park has a hit in four straight games.
  • Chris Gittens had the other hit for Trenton as he went 1-for-2.
  • Will Carter came in the game after Whitlock. He allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings. 18 of his 26 pitches were strikes. Carter has at least one strikeout in eight straight outings.
  • Daniel Alvarez allowed one hit and struck out three in a scoreless ninth. He picked up his eighth save of the year. 11 of his 15 pitches were strikes. It is his fifth outing of three or more strikeouts for Trenton.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (23-31) shut out the Bradenton Marauders, 4-0.

Miguel Yajure (3-6) won the game out of the bullpen for the Tarpons. He threw 5.1 hitless innings, struck out eight batters, and walked two. 50 of his 73 pitches were strikes. The eight strikeouts ties a season high.  (Mark LoMoglio / Tampa Tarpons)
  • Dermis Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth (13), and four RBIs (36,37,38,39). Garcia is on a four-game hit streak and has homered in back-to-back games. Plus, it is the third time he’s driven in four runs in a game.
  • Omar Carrizales was 3-for-4 at the plate and is 7-for-12 in his last three games.
  • Pablo Olivares went 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot.
  • Isiah Gilliam and Angel Aguilar both went 1-for-4 for the Tarpons.
  • Nick Nelson made a start for Tampa after returning from injury. He allowed four hits, struck out seven, and walked one over 3.2 shutout innings. 44 of his 67 pitches were strikes.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (29-26) lost both games of their doubleheader against the Lexington Legends, 6-4 and 7-2 respectively.

 Game 1

Brandon Lockridge went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in the top of the second (8). Lockridge has a hit in five straight games, has homered in back-to-back games, and has an RBI in five straight games. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Max Burt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the seventh (4). Burt has a home run in back-to-back games and an RBI in three straight games.
  • Frederick Cuevas was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the first (11). Cuevas has 13 doubles this year.
  • Canaan Smith went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Luis Medina took the no-decision in his start. He allowed three runs on three hits, struck out seven, and walked five over four innings. 41 of his 85 pitches were strikes. Medina has five or more walks in five straight starts.
  • Wellington Diaz (2-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed three runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked three over two innings. 19 of his 36 pitches were strikes.

Game 2

Mickey Gasper went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a pair of RBis (18, 19)(Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Kyle Gray was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double. Gray has a multi-hit game in five of his last seven games.
  • Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and his tenth stolen base of the year. He extended his hit streak to six games.
  • Canaan Smith was 1-for-4.
  • Max Burt went 1-for-4.
  • Mitchell Robinson had the other hit for Charleston as he went 1-for-3.
  • Roansy Contreras (4-3) took the loss in his start. He allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits, struck out nine, and walked three over 5.2 innings. 56 of his 86 pitches were strikes. The nine strikeouts are a season-high.
  • Jefry Valdez got the final out of the sixth. He allowed three runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked two on 24 pitches (14 strikes).

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (1-0) began their season with a 13-4 win over the DSL Twins.

  • Felix Negueis went 4-for-5 with a stolen base, a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth (1), and five RBIs (1,2,3,4,5).
  • Marcos Cabrera was 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs (1,2).
  • Antonio Gomez went 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, and an RBI single in the sixth (1).
  • Alan Mejia was 4-for-5 with a walk and an RBI double in the third (1).
  • Kevin Alcantara went 1-for-4.
  • Blas Castano got the start in this game. He allowed three runs on five hits and struck out four over 4.2 innings.
  • Jose Chambuco (1-0) won the game in relief. He allowed one run on three hits and struck out four in 3.1 innings of work.
  • Abel Estevez allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth.


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