Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, August 12, 2018


On Sunday, there were only six games played in the New York Yankees organization. However, it was a winning day as the affiliates combined for a 4-2 record. One pitcher got his first Triple-A win while a Trenton catcher had two home runs in a losing effort. Meanwhile, a Pulaski pitcher tied a career-high and season-high for strikeouts in a game. Find out about those players and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (74-43) picked up a 7-3 win in their series finale with the Texas Rangers.

  • Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the first (30).
  • Aaron Hicks was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the fifth (54,55).
  • Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth (21).
  • Brett Gardner was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI (35).
  • Austin Romine also had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Miguel Andujar drove in a run on a groundout in the fifth (56).
  • C.C. Sabathia (7-4) threw six shutout innings in a win. He allowed one hit, struck out seven, and walked three on 97 pitches (61 strikes).
  • Jonathan Holder struck out four batters and walked two without allowing a hit over the final two innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (61-56) defeated the Durham Bulls, 6-3.

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Michael King (1-0) picked up his first win at Triple-A. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked one on 100 pitches (70 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Mark Payton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the top of the second (6).
  • Zack Zehner (1-for-4) also hit a two-run home run in the second (8).
  • Tyler Wade (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the second (3).
  • Mike Ford was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the sixth (16).
  • Joe Harvey pitched the final 2.1 innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out two batters.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (65-53) lost 6-3 to the Harrisburg Senators.

Adonis Rosa (0-2) had a quality start in a loss. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up three runs on four hits and struck out four on 73 pitches (51 strikes) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Jorge Saez went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs (2,3) and three RBIs (9,10,11). He hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh and a two-run home run in the eighth.
  • Bruce Caldwell was 2-for-3 with two walks.
  • Jeff Hendrix (2-for-2, walk) and Trey Amburgey (2-for-5, stolen base) had multi-hit games.
  • Matt Wivinis allowed one run on three hits in the eighth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (58-61) had their game against the Bradenton Marauders suspended due to rain in the top of the first. They will resume the game as part of a doubleheader on August 31.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (54-62) lost 3-1 to the Hagerstown Suns.

Carlos Vidal had the only multi-hit game for Charleston as he went 2-for-4 with a double. (Martin Griff)
  • Mitchell Hansen was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth (5).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-3, walk) and Welfrin Mateo (1-for-4) had the other hits for Charleston.
  • Reiver Sanmartin (2-5) went six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, and struck out six on 87 pitches (59 strikes) in a win.
  • Anderson Severino allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out a batter over two scoreless innings of relief.
  • Carlos Espinal struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (27-26) defeated the Connecticut Tigers, 3-2, in eight innings. Game 2 of their doubleheader was canceled due to rain.

Josh Breaux went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs (7,8). His RBI double in the eighth broke a 1-1 tie. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Jesus Bastidas was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth (11).
  • Alex Junior went 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Matt Sauer went 6.1 innings in his start. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 83 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Brooks Kriske (1-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out two over the final 1.2 innings as he got the win.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (25-27) defeated the Danville Braves, 2-1.

  • Jordan Scott was 1-for-2 with a walk and hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth (2).
  • Miguel Torres (0-for-2) drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh (1).
  • Max Burt had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Ezequiel Duran had the other hit for Pulaski (1-for-4).
  • Alexander Vizcaino went six innings, gave up one run on three hits, and struck out nine on 80 pitches (51 strikes) in a no-decision. The nine K’s ties a career-high.
  • Marcus Evey (2-1) got the win in relief. He allowed two hits, struck out five, and walked one over 2.2 scoreless innings.
  • Austin Gardner got the final out of the game (strikeout) for his second save.