Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, April 14, 2019


Ben Ruta had three hits and drove in three runs in Trenton’s win over Portland on Sunday (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

While the New York Yankees continued their struggles at the major league level on Sunday, some of their minor league teams continued their winning streaks. Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Trenton both brought their bats to the field as each team scored at least nine runs. Meanwhile, a pair of Tampa hitters helped lead the Tarpons to a win. Find out who shined the brightest on Sunday in our Pinstriped Performances and remember to vote for your Pinstriped Performer of the Night

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (6-9) lost the rubber game of their three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, 5-2.

  • Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the bottom of the first (14).
  • Aaron Judge was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the third (10).
  • Masahiro Tanaka (1-1) had a rough fourth inning as he took the loss. He allowed five runs on seven hits, struck out six, and walked three over four innings. 49 of his 81 pitches were for strikes.
  • Luis Cessa struck out a batter and walked one over 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Adam Ottavino walked two batters and struck out two in a scoreless seventh.
  • Joe Harvey allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth.
  • Chad Green allowed one hit and struck out two without allowing a run in the ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (7-4) defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 9-5, and they have won four games in a row.

Mike Ford went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (5), and three RBIs (12,13,14). He is .471 and is currently on a nine-game hit streak. (Matt Bufano)
  • Thairo Estrada was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth (5).
  • Ryan McBroom went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in the fourth (2).
  • Kellin Deglan was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fourth (1).
  • Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the first (10). He has six RBIs in his last four games.
  • Gio Gonzalez (2-1) picked up a win in his outing. He allowed two runs on eight hits, struck out eight, and walked two over five innings. 61 of his 93 pitches were for strikes.
  • Jake Barrett struck out two batters and did not allow a hit over the final two innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (6-3) completed a three-game sweep of the Portland Sea Dogs with a 10-0 victory.

Kyle Holder was 2-for-5 out of the leadoff spot with a double and a pair of RBIs (2,3). (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Ben Ruta went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and three RBIs (2,3,4). He is hitting .406 on the year.
  • Francisco Diaz went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh (2). Plus, the catcher had four runs scored.
  • Jeff Hendrix was 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the second (1).
  • Brandon Wagner went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI double in the fourth (4). All four RBIs came in this series and he’s had hits in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
  • Nick Nelson (1-0) had six walks, but he kept the Sea Dogs off the board. He allowed no runs on four hits, struck out seven, and walked six over five innings of work in the win. 57 of his 106 pitches were for strikes.
  • Will Carter came in after Nelson. He allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one over two shutout innings.
  • Domingo Acevedo allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked one without allowing a run in the final two innings. He has yet to allow a run this year and has struck out three batters in each of the first three games.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (4-7) defeated the Daytona Tortugas, 4-3.

Isiah Gilliam went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the sixth (2) and he drove in two runs (6,7) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Dermis Garcia was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the top of the first (8,9).
  • Rony Garcia threw five shutout innings in a no-decision. He allowed six hits, struck out six, and walked one on 86 pitches (54 strikes).
  • Kyle Zurak struck out three batters and was perfect over the final two innings. He picked up his second save of the season.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (5-6) were defeated by the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 11-2.

Eric Wagaman went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the first (4).(Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Nelson Gomez went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the first (5).
  • Luis Medina took the no-decision in his outing. He allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, struck out four, and walked three over three innings. 41 of his 72 pitches were for strikes.
  • Rodney Hutchison (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) on four hits, struck out four, and walked three over 2.2 innings.