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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, April 30, 2019



Josh Breaux had the first multi-home run game of his career in Charleston’s win on Tuesday (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

On the final night of April, two different players in the New York Yankees organization had multi-home run games. Meanwhile, a pair of major leaguers began their rehab assignments down in Tampa. Find out how those players did and more in our Pinstriped Performances and be sure to vote for the final Pinstriped Performer of the Night this month:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (10-12) lost their game against the Rochester Red Wings, 11-2.

Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the bottom of the second (13). He’s hitting .355 on the season. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Brad Miller was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double in the eighth (5).
  • Ryan McBroom and Matt Lipka both went 2-for-4 with a double. It was McBroom’s third double in the last two games.
  • It was a rough night on the mound for Jonathan Loaisiga (0-2). He allowed six runs on eight hits, struck out four, and walked one over five innings of work in a loss. 61 of his 96 pitches were for strikes.
  • J.P. Feyereisen came in after Loaisiga. He allowed two runs on one hit, struck out three, and walked two over 1.2 innings.
  • David Sosebee allowed an unearned run and walked one in 1.1 innings during his outing.
  • Rex Brothers allowed two runs on two hits and struck out two in the ninth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (15-7) extended their win streak to five games with a 3-1 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Albert Abreu (1-2) had his best start in a Thunder uniform as he picked up the win. He allowed an unearned run on three hits, struck out four, and walked three in six innings of work. 52 of his 88 pitches were for strikes. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • It was the Chris Gittens show in Trenton as he provided the offense. He was 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs (5,6) and drove in three runs (17,18,19).  He hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first and a solo shot in the sixth.  Our own Austin Petolillo had more on Gittens’ multi-home run night:

  • Jeff Hendrix was 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Angel Aguilar (1-for-3, double) and Wendell Rijo (1-for-4) had the other hits for the Thunder.
  • Trevor Lane threw two perfect innings and struck out four after coming in for Abreu. The four strikeouts are a season-high.
  • Brooks Kriske allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one in a scoreless ninth. He picked up his second save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (11-14) picked up a 6-4 win in their series opener against the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Clarke Schmidt (1-1) picked up his first win in a Tarpons uniform on Tuesday. He allowed three runs on six hits, struck out three, and walked two in five innings of work. 47 of his 80 pitches were for strikes. All three runs were scored against him in the first inning. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)
  • Troy Tulowitzki began a rehab assignment as the designated hitter. He was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning (1).
  • Pablo Olivares was 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the third (4,5) that put Tampa ahead, 5-3.
  • Steven Sensley went 1-for-3 with a walk and a game-tying single in the third (11).
  • Donny Sands was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth (4).
  • Miguel Andujar also began a rehab assignment. He went 0-for-4 as the third baseman.
  • Diego Castillo went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases. He extended his hit streak to 14 games.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera was 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot. He is hitting .321 on the year.
  • Jefry Valdez allowed one run on two hits and struck out a batter in two innings of relief.
  • Kyle Zurak did not allow a hit over the final two innings. He picked up his fourth save of the year.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (12-13) hung on to win their series opener against the Kannapolis Intimidators, 7-6.

Frederick Cuevas was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in the top of the fourth (1) (Bryan Green)
  • Josh Breaux had a great game at the plate. He was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs (3,4) and four RBIs (15,16,17,18). The four RBIs and two home runs in a game are both career-highs. He has 11 RBIs in his last five games.
  • Kyle Gray was 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Brandon Lockridge was 0-for-5 with an RBI flyout in the third (5).
  • Roansy Contreras took a no-decision in his outing. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out four in 5.1 innings. 61 of his 88 pitches were for strikes.
  • Rodney Hutchison came in after Contreras. He allowed three runs on four hits and walked three in 2.1 innings. Plus, he hit four batters.
  • Aaron McGarity (1-1) won the game in relief. He struck out three batters in 1.1 perfect innings.


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