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Clint Frazier was 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs in Scranton Wilkes-Barre's 9-6 win over Buffalo (Cheryl Pursell)

Pinstriped Performances: Thursday, July 5, 2018

With the big league club having the day off and Tampa’s game being rained out, there were eight games played in the New York Yankees organization. It was a successful day all around as the affiliates combined for a 6-2 record with the only losses coming in the Gulf Coast and Dominican Summer League. One Scranton Wilkes-Barre outfielder hit multiple home runs and there were comeback wins for Staten Island and Pulaski. Find out who shined in those games and more with our Pinstriped Performances:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (44-40) completed the four-game sweep of the Buffalo Bisons with a 9-6 win.

Zack Zehner went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and he had a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth (22,23). (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
  • Clint Frazier was the start of the afternoon at that plate. He went 3-for-4 with two home runs (9,10) in the first three innings and he drove in four runs (18,19,20,21).
  • Billy McKinney was 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the sixth (26).
  • Shane Robinson was 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot.
  • Mark Payton went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the fifth (11).
  • Wilkin Castillo (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the third (1).
  • Nestor Cortes (3-3) had a quality start in a win. He went six innings, gave up an unearned run on five hits, and struck out four on 98 pitches (66 strikes).
  • Cody Carroll struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his eighth save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (49-36) defeated the Altoona Curve by a final score of 8-2.

Trey Amburgey went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in three runs (45,46,47) in Trenton’s win over Altoona. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Devyn Bolasky (4-for-4) had an RBI single in the first (8).
  • Kyle Holder (2-for-5) with a double and he had his first RBI with Trenton.
  • Mandy Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.
  • Dillon Tate (5-2) went five innings, gave up a run on five hits, struck out five, and walked four on 97 pitches (58 strikes) in the win.
  • James Reeves struck out four batters, walked one, and did not give up a hit in the final two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (42-41) had their series opener against the Clearwater Threshers postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader on August 6 with Game 1 beginning at 5 p.m ET.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (42-39) defeated the Augusta GreenJackets, 7-4.

Jio Orozco (1-1) had a quality start in his first win with Charleston. He went six innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 84 pitches (54 strikes). (Martin Griff)
  • Pablo Olivares had a multi-hit game (2-for-4) and he got the Riverdogs on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth (25).
  • Wilkerman Garcia went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and tied the game at two with a base hit (26).
  • Carlos Vidal had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera did not have a hit (0-for-3), but he had a sacrifice fly (31).
  • Kyle Zurak pitched the final two innings. He gave up two runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked one as he got his eighth save of the year.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (8-12) rallied to defeat the Hudson Valley Renegades 8-6. They have now won three games in a row.

Andres Chaparro went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs (8,9,10) (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Alex Junior (2-for-5) drove in two runs (2,3) and had the game-winning RBI double in the top of the ninth.
  • Charles Vazquez went 2-for-3 and drove in his first run of the year.
  • Mike Ford went 2-for-4 as he continued his rehab assignment.
  • Eduardo Torrealba had the other multi-hit game (2-for-4, double).
  • Kyle Gray (1-for-3) and Miguel Flames (1-for-1) both had RBI singles and drove in their second runs of the year.
  • Erik Swanson made a rehab start for Staten Island. He went three innings, gave up two runs on two hits and struck out four on 40 pitches (30 strikes).
  • Abel Duarte (1-1) gave up a hit and struck out a batter in 2.1 scoreless innings as he got the win.
  • Brooks Kriske struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his first save.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (7-9) defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays, 5-3.

  • Ezequiel Duran (2-for-4, stolen base) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth (3).
  • Nelson Gomez (1-for-3) hit a solo shot in the second (4).
  • Carlos Tatis went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI (1).
  • Oswald Peraza was 4-for-4 with a triple.
  • Everson Pereira (1-for-4) had an RBI groundout in the first (5)
  • Alexander Vizcaino got a no-decision in his outing. He went 4.2 innings, gave up three runs on four hits, struck out a batter, and walked four on 82 pitches (52 strikes).
  • Daniel Bies (1-0) gave up a hit, struck out four, and walked one in 2.1 scoreless innings in a victory out of the bullpen.
  • Carlos Espinal allowed a hit, struck out two, and walked one over the final two innings as he got his first save.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The two Gulf Coast League teams ended up splitting their games. The West squad (6-6) beat the GCL Pirates, 4-2. As for the East team (3-10), they were blown out 13-4 by the GCL Blue Jays.

GCL East

  • Raymundo Moreno was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a stolen base.
  • Jesus Severino went 2-for-2 with an RBI (3).
  • Brayan Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI (2) off the bench.
  • Yoendrys Gomez (0-1) went three innings, gave up three runs on three hits, struck out four, and walked three in the loss.

GCL West

  • Luis Santos went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs (5,6) off the bench.
  • Estevan Florial went 2-for-2 with a walk and stolen base in the first game of his rehab assignment.
  • Chaz Hebert gave up two hits in a scoreless first inning of his rehab start.
  • Kyle Johnson (1-0) allowed two hits, struck out a batter, and walked one over the final two innings in a win.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (14-15) lost an offensive slugfest to the DSL Rockies, 13-11.

  • Dionys Vallejo went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs (2,3), and he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth (1).
  • Oscar Sanabria (2-for-5) had a double and drove in two runs (3,4).
  • Juan Crisp was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (13,14).
  • Enyerberth Ascanio (2-for-3) drove in his 11th run of the year.
  • Carlos Gomez got the start. He went two innings, gave up three runs on two hits, struck out three, and walked one in a no-decision.
  • Felix Alonzo (1-2) got the loss in relief. He went four innings,  gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits, struck out five, and walked two.