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Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018


Mother Nature was not kind to the New York Yankees organization on Sunday. The big league club and the Short-Season team in Staten Island had their games (one of the games in Staten Island’s case) affected by rain. In the five games that were played, the teams combined for a 1-4 record. Runs were hard to come by in the organization unless you were on Trenton, where a player reached his season-high in RBIs. Find out who that player was and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (62-34) had their series finale against the New York Mets postponed due to rain. They will play the game on Monday, August 13 at 7:05 p.m.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (52-46) were held to five hits in a 5-0 loss to the Columbus Clippers.

Mike Ford was one of two players with a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4 with a double. (Matt Bufano)
  • Bruce Caldwell also went 2-for-4 in this game.
  • Rey Navarro (1-for-4) was the only other player that had a hit.
  • Nestor Cortes (4-4) went 5.2 innings, gave up four runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked five on 105 pitches (66 strikes) in a loss.
  • Cale Coshow allowed a run on two hits, struck out two, and walked two in two innings of work.
  • Joe Harvey struck out the only batter he faced in the eighth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (54-45) defeated the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 9-2.

Zack Zehner went 1-for-3 with two walks and he hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth (4). (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-5 with a triple and he drove in four runs (23,24,25,26).
  • Jeff Hendrix was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double in the fourth (15).
  • Ryan McBroom (1-for-4, walk) hit a solo home run in the fourth (3).
  • Wendell Rijo was 2-for-4 with a double out of the number nine spot in the order.
  • Nick Nelson made his Trenton debut. He went four innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out five, and walked four on 93 pitches (54 strikes).
  • David Sosebee allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked two in the fifth.
  • James Reeves (2-1) got the win in relief. He gave up one hit, struck out four, and walked two in two scoreless innings.
  • Caleb Frare struck out a batter and walked one without giving up a hit in the final two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (47-49) lost 8-1 to the Rome Braves.

Dermis Garcia scored the only run of the game for Charleston with a solo home run in the top of the fourth (9) (Bryan Green)
  • Chris Hess had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Alex Mauricio (0-1) picked up his first loss. In 4.2 innings of work, he allowed eight runs on eight hits, struck out three, and walked two on 77 pitches (45 strikes).
  • Daniel Alvarez allowed two hits and walked a batter in 2.1 scoreless innings.
  • Austin DeCarr allowed two hits, struck out a batter, and walked one in a scoreless eighth.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (“Pizza Rats” for Game 1) (19-16) lost Game 1 of their doubleheader, 10-1, to the Tri-City Valleycats. Game 2 was suspended with the score 0-0 in the top of the second. They will finish the game as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 28 in Tri-City.

Game 1

Junior Soto went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in Game 1 of the doubleheader. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Kyle Gray went 0-for-3 and had an RBI groundout in the bottom of the fourth (3).
  • Alex Junior (1-for-4) and Ricardo Ferreira (1-for-3) each had a double.
  • Shawn Semple (1-3) started Game 1. He went four innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits, struck out three, and walked two on 68 pitches (45 strikes) in a loss.
  • Aaron McGarity struck out a batter and walked one in a scoreless seventh.

Game 2

  • Brandon Lockridge had a single in the bottom of the first (1-for-1).
  • Juan De Paula allowed one hit, walked two batters, and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (14-18) lost to the Bluefield Blue Jays by a final score of 6-4.

  • Robert Javier went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and drove in three runs (9,10,11).
  • Nelson Gomez (1-for-3) got the scoring started with an RBI double in the fourth (13).
  • Evan Alexander had the other multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Luis Gil only faced three batters because of the rain delay. He got one out via strikeout, allowed one hit, and walked a batter.
  • Wellington Diaz was the pitcher when the game resumed. He went 4.1 innings, gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 79 pitches (49 strikes).
  • Ron Marinaccio (0-1) took the loss in relief. He went 2.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, and struck out three.