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Pinstriped Performances: Thursday, August 9, 2018


On Thursday, the New York Yankees organization combined to go 5-6 in the 11 games that were played. The big league club had a home run party in the Bronx and a Tampa starter had double-digit strikeouts over six innings. Also, the Pulaski first baseman added another long ball to his good August home run total. Find out about these games and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (72-42) hit five home runs in a 7-3 win over the Texas Rangers. They have won four games in a row.

  • Neil Walker was 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs (5,6) in the fourth and sixth inning.
  • Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the fifth (28) and he has homered in three straight games.
  • Miguel Andujar was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fourth (16).
  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, walk) hit a two-run home run in the first (20).
  • Brett Gardner also had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • J.A. Happ (12-6) went six innings, gave up three runs on four hits, struck out nine, and walked one on 94 pitches (64 strikes) in a win.
  • David Robertson allowed one hit, walked one batter, and struck one out in a scoreless seventh.
  • Dellin Betances struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 eighth.
  • Aroldis Chapman walked two batters. However, he also struck out two in a scoreless ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A): The Railriders (60-54) finished their series against the Norfolk Tides with a 6-2 win.

Justus Sheffield threw five shutout innings in a no-decision. He allowed three hits, struck out five, and walked one on 86 pitches (51 strikes) (Matt Bufano)
  • L.J. Mazzilli was 3-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI (23).
  • Ryan McBroom went 3-for-4 with a walk, and he had a two-run single in the top of the first (34,35).
  • Mark Payton (3-for-4) had a two-run single in the eighth (20,21).
  • Ronald Torreyes had a multi-hit game (2-for-5).
  • Stephen Tarpley allowed two hits and struck out a batter in a scoreless sixth.
  • Raynel Espinal (7-2) got the win in relief. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out a batter in the seventh.
  • Joe Harvey did not allow a run in the final two innings. He allowed two hits, struck out a batter, and walked one.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (64-51) had their rally in the ninth fall short in a 9-7 loss to the Altoona Curve.

Brandon Wagner went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two RBIs (3,4) for Trenton. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Trey Amburgey was 1-for-5 with an RBI double in the bottom of the first (59).
  • Bruce Caldwell went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in the ninth (23).
  • Rashad Crawford (1-for-5) had a two-run single in the ninth (8,9).
  • Mandy Alvarez (2-for-4, walk) had a multi-hit game.
  • Trevor Stephan (2-8) went four innings, allowed seven runs on seven hits, struck out four, and walked two on 86 pitches (48 strikes) in a loss.
  • Phillip Diehl allowed one run on four hits, struck out three, and walked one over two innings of relief.
  • Trevor Lane allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one over two scoreless innings.
  • Chase Hodson allowed one run on two hits and struck out a batter in the ninth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (56-61) won their series opener against the Bradenton Marauders, 5-3.

Ben Ruta went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the top of the first (8) (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)
  • Angel Aguilar was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the sixth (6).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams also had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Steven Sensley was 1-for-3 with a walk and a double.
  • Nick Nelson (6-4) had a quality start in a win. He went six innings, gave up two runs on four hits and struck out 11 on 100 pitches (70 strikes).
  • Hobie Harris came in after Nelson. He allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked two over two innings.
  • Greg Weissert allowed one run on two hits and struck out two in the ninth as he got his second save.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (53-60) were held to three hits in 3-0 loss to the Lakewood Blue Claws. The game was called after five innings due to rain.

Leonardo Molina was one of three Charleston players with a hit as he went 1-for-2 (Jerry Coli)
  • David Metzgar and Carlos Vidal had the other two hits (both went 1-for-2).
  • Janson Junk (5-4) had a complete game loss. In five innings of work, he allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out four, and walked three on 85 pitches (54 strikes).

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (26-24) lost to the Lowell Spinners, 5-2, in  10 innings.

Josh Breaux went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the bottom of the first (6) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Junior Soto (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the 10th (19).
  • Kyle Gray had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Rodney Hutchison got a no-decision in his start. In five innings of work, he allowed one run on three hits, struck out three, and walked one on 63 pitches (45 strikes).
  • Abel Duarte threw 2.2 shutout innings of relief. He allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out five.
  • Drew Finley (2-3) took the loss. He went 2.1 innings,  allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and struck out two.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (23-26) defeated the Burlington Royals, 3-1.

  • Mickey Gasper went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the top of the sixth (7).
  • Evan Alexander (1-for-4) led off the game with a home run (2).
  • Pedro Espinola got the no-decision in his start. He went four innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out seven, and walked three on 85 pitches (47 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Alex Mejias (1-0) walked a batter and struck out one over three hitless innings as he got the win in his Pulaski debut.
  • Austin Gardner struck out four batters over two perfect innings of relief as he got his first save.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie)

GCL East: The East squad (14-27) lost 8-6 to the GCL Pirates.

  • Brayan Jimenez went 4-for-4 at the plate.
  • Isaiah Pasteur went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and an RBI (7).
  • Jesus Severino (1-for-1) came in for Pasteur and had a triple and three RBIs (9,10,11).
  • Borinquen Mendez was 1-for-3 with an RBI (10) and a stolen base.
  • Asdrubal Alvarez was 1-for-4 with an RBI (11).
  • Starlin Paulino had a multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Elvis Peguero (0-3) went four innings, gave up six runs on six hits, struck out one batter, and walked two in a loss.
  • Barrett Loseke struck out four batters over two perfect innings of relief.
  • Derek Craft went 2.2 innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out five, and walked one.

GCL West: The West team (19-22) split their doubleheader against the GCL Phillies West. They lost Game 1, 3-1 and won Game 2, 4-0.

Game 1

  • Meure Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with an RBI (4).
  • Anthony Garcia (1-for-2, double, walk) and Stanley Rosario (1-for-3, double) had the other two hits.
  • Carlos D. Rodriguez (3-3) took the loss in his start. He went five innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on one hit, struck out seven, and walked two.
  • Havid Burgos allowed a run on two hits in the sixth.

Game 2

  • Roberto Chirinos went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, and he led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run (1).
  • Jose Martinez was 1-for-3 with a walk and he had a solo home run in the fifth (4).
  • Jesus Graterol went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI (3).
  • Stanley Rosario was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI (14).
  • Anderson Reynoso (3-1) threw five shutout innings, allowed five hits, struck out four, and walked one in a win.
  • Jackson Bertsch allowed one hit, walked a batter, and struck out one in the sixth.
  • Bringnel Mendez allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the seventh to finish the shutout.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (22-35) lost 10-9 to the DSL Rockies.

  • Madison Santos was 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of RBIs (21,22).
  • Nelson Medina went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI (12).
  • Deivi Munoz (2-for-4) had a double, a triple, and an RBI (17).
  • Ronny Rojas was 1-for-4 with a walk, a triple, and an RBI (17).
  • Anthony Valenzuela (1-for-4) also drove in a run (19).
  • Miguel Marte had a multi-hit game (2-for-4, walk).
  • Carlos Gomez went 3.2 innings, gave up five runs on eight hits,  struck out three, and walked two in a no-decision.
  • Albert Carrizo (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed two runs on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked two in the seventh.
  • Ismael Gomez struck out two batters and did not allow a hit over the final two innings.