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Pinstriped Performances: Saturday, June 23, 2018



It was a successful Saturday in the New York Yankees organization as the ten teams combined to finish with a 7-3 record and that is with the big league club not scoring a run. In Staten Island, they got their first win under the name Pizza Rats and a Tampa starter was able to reach double-digit strikeouts. Meanwhile, a Charleston outfielder has 11 RBIs in his last three games and a Trenton reliever picked up a win while lowering his miniscule ERA. Check out which players accomplished these feats and more in our Pinstriped Performances

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (50-24) were shut out by the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0.

  • Didi Gregorius was the only Yankees player with multiple hits (2-for-4).
  • Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-4, double) and Austin Romine (1-for-3, double) had the other hits for New York.
  • Sonny Gray (5-5) struggled early and it ended up costing him. He went 6.2 innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 101 pitches (67 strikes) in the loss.
  • Chad Green gave up two hits and struck out two in a scoreless eighth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (36-37) defeated the Rochester Red Wings by a final score of 4-2.

Brandon Drury went 1-for-4 and gave Scranton a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth (4) (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Tyler Wade (1-for-4, double) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh (15).
  • Bruce Caldwell (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the eighth (11).
  • Ronald Torreyes had the lone multi-hit game in the lineup (2-for-4).
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-3) got his first win of the year. In five innings of work, he gave up a run on six hits, struck out three, and walked two on 91 pitches (64 strikes).
  • Raynel Espinal threw two hitless innings of relief. He walked a batter and struck out five.
  • Cody Carroll struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth and picked up his seventh save.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (42-31) were able to defeat the Portland SeaDogs 8-4 in ten innings.

Caleb Frare (3-1) struck out four batters and walked one in two innings of work as he picked up the win in relief. His ERA this season is down to 0.54 in 23 games (Martin Griff)
  • Trey Amburgey (1-for-1) hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the tenth to break a 4-4 tie (10).
  • Francisco Diaz (2-for-4, walk) had an RBI single in the sixth (12).
  • Jhalan Jackson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Devyn Bolasky (3-for-6), Gosuke Katoh (3-for-5), and Ryan McBroom (3-for-5, double) all had three-hit games for the Thunder.
  • Dillon Tate got the no-decision in his outing. He went five innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits, struck out three, and walked four on 95 pitches (53 strikes).
  • Stephen Tarpley followed Tate out of the bullpen. He allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one in three scoreless innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (37-36) held the Jupiter Hammerheads to five hits in their 5-0 victory.

Isiah Gilliam (1-for-4) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth (9). He is up to 43 RBIs on the season and has a 16-game hitting streak. (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Kellin Deglan (1-for-3, walk) hit a two-run home run in the seventh (1).
  • Brandon Wagner (1-for-2, walk) got the Tarpons on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first (42). He has six RBIs in the last three games.
  • Cesar Diaz (2-for-3, walk) had the lone multi-hit game for Tampa.
  • Garrett Whitlock (3-1) was stellar on the mound. He went seven innings, gave up three hits, struck out 11, and walked one on 87 pitches (57 strikes) in the win.
  • Trevor Lane gave up two hits and struck out two over the final two innings as he picked up his third save.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (36-35) won their third straight game over the Lexington Legends, 8-5.

Carlos Vidal hit a solo shot in the top of the sixth (1) and drove in two runs (9,10) as he went 2-for-3 in Charleston’s win. (Martin Griff)
  • Pablo Olivares (3-for-5) had a double, hit a two-run home run in the ninth (4) and he drove in three runs (21,22,23). He has 11 RBIs in his last three games.
  • Eduardo Navas (1-for-4) had an RBI double in the fourth (10).
  • Leonardo Molina (2-for-4) drove in a run of his own in the fourth with a double (23).
  • Janson Junk (2-1) went six innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out three, and walked one on 73 pitches (49 strikes) in the win.
  • Kyle Zurak struck out four batters in two perfect innings of relief.
  • Braden Bristo gave up a hit and struck out one in the ninth as he picked up his fourth save.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (a.k.a Pizza Rats) (3-6) defeated the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 4-2.

Andres Chaparro was 3-for-3 with a walk and he broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth (1,2). (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Canaan Smith (1-for-4) tied the game at two with a two-run single in the fifth (3,4).
  • Alex Junior (0-for-2) drew three walks and he has five walks in the last two games.
  • Shawn Semple got the start in this game. He went four innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits, struck out four, and walked one on 79 pitches (49 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Garrett Mundell (1-1) got the win out of the bullpen. He gave up a hit and struck out three in three scoreless innings.
  • Christian Morris struck out three batters and did not allow a hit over the final two innings as he picked up his first save with Staten Island.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (1-4) lost their fourth straight game, 6-5, to the Greeneville Reds.

  • Jordan Scott went 2-for-5 and started the scoring with a solo home run in the first (1).
  • Max Burt (2-for-4) had a two-run double in the second (2,3).
  • Cody Brown (2-for-4) and Mickey Gasper (2-for-3, two walks) had multi-hit games in the loss.
  • Alexander Vizcaino got the start for Pulaski. He went 5.1 innings, gave up four runs on five hits, struck out nine, and walked one on 73 pitches (50 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Gilmael Troya came in after Vizcaino. In 2.1 innings of work, he gave up a run on two hits, struck out three, and walked one.
  • Bryan Blanton (0-2) took the loss out of the bullpen. In 1.1 innings, he gave up a run on three hits and struck out two.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The GCL East Yankees (1-4) lost their game 5-3 to the GCL Pirates. Meanwhile, the West squad (2-2) defeated GCL Phillies West, 4-3.

GCL East

  • Jose Villa went 2-for-5 and drove in a run (4).
  • Gabriel Mora (1-for-4) had the other RBI for the East squad (1).
  • Borinquen Mendez (0-for-3) drew two walks and stole two bases.
  • Tanner Myatt (0-1) only went 2/3 of an inning in his pro debut. He gave up three runs on two hits, struck out two, and walked one in the loss.
  • Tyler Johnson struck out a batter and did not give up a hit in the final two innings.

GCL West

  • Anthony Garcia (2-for-4) hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs (4,5,6). He hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first and a solo shot in the third.
  • Garcia’s home run in the third was followed up by a solo shot from Stanley Rosario (1). He was 2-for-4 in the win.
  • Luis Santos (2-for-4) had the other multi-hit game for the Yankees.
  • Frank German got the start and struck out three batters and didn’t give up a hit in two innings during his professional debut.
  • Anderson Reynoso (1-0) picked up the win in relief. He went four innings, gave up three runs (one earned) on five hits, and struck out three.
  • Deivi Diaz followed up Reynoso by giving up three hits and striking out three in 2.1 scoreless innings.
  • Jackson Bertsch struck out both batters he faced in the ninth and picked up the save (1).

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (9-10) lost a rain-shortened game to the DSL Phillies, 3-1, after 7 completed innings.

  • Enyerberth Ascanio (1-for-2) drove in the lone run for the Yankees with an RBI single in the top of the second (4).
  • Wilfre Favelo (1-for-3) and Ronny Rojas (1-for-3) had the other hits in this game.
  • Felix Alonzo (0-1) went five innings, gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits, struck out a batter, and walked one in the loss.
  • Diego Cordero struck out two batters and gave up one hit over the final two innings.


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