Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, September 2, 2018


On the second-to-last day of the minor league regular season, the New York Yankees and their affiliates went 3-3 in the six games that were played. Tampa wrapped up its season  with a loss while Scranton Wilkes-Barre made sure their season extended past Monday by clinching the International League Wild Card. Meanwhile, Trenton’s pitching staff took a no-hitter late into their game. Find out how far the no-no bid went and more with our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (86-51) lost their series finale to the Detroit Tigers, 11-7.

  • Miguel Andujar was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and he had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth (76).
  • Luke Voit went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the fourth (6).
  • Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in the first (24).
  • Gary Sanchez was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in the first (43).
  • Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run single in the ninth (65,66).
  • Neil Walker had a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth (39).
  • Lance Lynn (8-10) struggled in his start. In 3.2 innings of work, he allowed six runs on nine hits, struck out six, and walked one on 82 pitches (52 strikes).
  • Sonny Gray did a good job in relief. He went four innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out three, and walked one.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (72-65) clinched the International League Wild Card with a 3-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Justus Sheffield had his best performance as a reliever. He threw 2.1 perfect innings and struck out four of the seven batters he faced. (Matt Bufano)
  • Wilkin Castillo was 1-for-3 with the go-ahead two-run triple in the top of the fifth (11,12).
  • Devyn Bolasky went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the fifth (8).
  • Adonis Rosa took a no-decision in his start. He went 3.2 innings, allowed two runs on five hits and struck out four on 68 pitches (43 strikes).
  • George Kontos allowed a hit and struck out one in the seventh.
  • Joe Harvey allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked two over 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • Raynel Espinal struck out one of the two batters he faced in the ninth for his second save.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (78-61) held the Reading Fightin’ Phils to two hits and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of their 3-0 win. With the win, they clinched the Eastern League Eastern Division title.

Kyle Holder was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the second (1) and drove in all three runs (8,9,10) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Trey Amburgey was 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Brandon Wagner went 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
  • Deivi Garcia (1-0) had a great Trenton debut. He threw five no-hit innings, struck out seven, and walked two on 84 pitches (50 strikes) in a win.
  • Chase Hodson allowed one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings of relief while striking out one and walking one.
  • Matt Wivinis allowed one hit and struck out two without allowing a run over the final 1.2 innings for his fifth save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (70-67) wrapped up their season as they lost 3-1 to the Bradenton Marauders.

Isiah Gilliam did not have a hit in this game (0-for-1). However, he had two walks and one of them drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth (71) (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Daniel Barrios led the team in hits as he went 2-for-3.
  • Christian Morris (1-3) took the loss in a spot start. In 3.2 innings of work, he allowed three runs on four hits, struck out three, and walked two on 53 pitches (33 strikes).
  • Braden Bristo threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed four hits, struck out three, and walked one.
  • Greg Weissert struck out a batter and walked one in a scoreless ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (63-72) picked up a 3-2 win over the West Virginia Power.

Shawn Semple (2-0) had another quality start in a win for Charleston. He went six innings, allowed two runs on five hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 84 pitches (55 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Leonardo Molina went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth (39).
  • Jerry Seitz went 1-for-2 and had a sacrifice fly in the sixth (2).
  • Alexander Vargas allowed one hit and struck out two without allowing a run over the final three innings as he got his fourth save.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (37-35) were eliminated from playoff contention after a 5-4 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Josh Breaux led Staten Island in hits on Sunday as he went 3-for-4 with a double. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Eric Wagaman was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Jackson Thoreson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run, ground-rule double in the bottom of the fourth (7,8).
  • Junior Soto was 1-for-4 and also had a two-run double in the fourth (25,26).
  • Frank German (1-3) took the loss in his start. He went three innings, allowed two runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked one on 55 pitches (30 strikes).
  • Austin Gardner shut out the Cyclones over the final three innings. He allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one.