Pinstriped Performances: Thursday April 26th, 2018

With Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton having the night off, only three teams were in action today in the New York Yankees organization. Despite the lack of games, there was still a pair of walk-off wins in the Bronx and Charleston as well as an early offensive outburst in Tampa. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from an undefeated Thursday night.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (15-9) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Twins 4-3 and secure a four-game sweep. They have now won six games in a row.

  • Gary Sanchez was the hero as he hit a walk-off three-run home run (6) in the bottom of the ninth against Fernando Rodney.
  • Brett Gardner broke up Kyle Gibson‘s no-hit bid with a two-out single in the sixth.
  • The lone multi-hit game for the Yankees this afternoon came from Giancarlo Stanton (2-for-4, double).
  • Jordan Montgomery threw five innings, gave up two runs on four hits, struck out six, and walked three on 98 pitches (61 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Dellin Betances (1-1) struck out the side in the ninth and picked up the win.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (12-9) scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-1 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs. It is their fifth consecutive victory.

  • Adam Lind was 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored, a walk, and three RBIs (2,3,4). His two-run single in the first inning got the scoring started.
  • Clint Frazier appeared in his first rehab game tonight and went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two walks as the starting left fielder.
  • Diego Castillo went 2-for-4 and had a two-run double in the first inning (6,7).
  • Jonathan Loaisiga (3-0) went five innings, gave up one run on six hits, and struck out seven on 83 pitches (58 strikes) in the win. He has given up three runs in his four starts.
  • Chase Hodson followed up Loaisiga with two hitless innings. He struck out five batters and walked one.
  • Matt Frawley finished the night with two hitless innings of relief while striking out three batters and walking one.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (10-11) defeated the Columbia Fireflies 3-2 on a walk-off single by Oswaldo Cabrera

  • Cabrera was 2-for-5 on the night with the aforementioned walk-off single (7).
  • The other two runs scored by Charleston came on a Leonardo Molina single in the first (4) and a single by Pablo Olivares in the sixth (1).
  • JP Sears only went three innings, but he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth. In total, he gave up one run on one hit, struck out six, and walked one on 66 pitches (43 strikes).
  • Braden Bristo kept the Riverdogs in the game with three hitless innings out of the bullpen. He struck out three batters and walked one. He hasn’t given up a run in five outings this season.
  • Brian Trieglaff (2-1) went three innings, gave up an unearned run on three hits, and struck out two in the win.

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