Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Gio Gonzalez bounced back for Scranton Wilkes-Barre as he struck out ten over six shutout innings. (Cheryl Pursell)

On Tuesday night, there were six games played in the New York Yankees organization because of a doubleheader for Charleston. A Tampa outfielder was able to have one of his better games in his short professional career, a veteran bounced back on the mound for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, and the Thunder got five hitless innings out of their bullpen. Find out more about those games in our Pinstriped Performances and remember to vote for our Performer of the Night:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (5-6) lost their second straight game to the Houston Astros, 6-3.

  • Gary Sanchez was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the top of the sixth that broke a 1-1 tie (10,11).
  • Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the first (3).
  • Jonathan Loaisiga did not pitch deep into the game in his start. He allowed two runs on four hits, struck out five, and walked two in three innings of work. 42 of his 71 pitches went for strikes.
  • Stephen Tarpley allowed one hit in a scoreless fourth inning.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one over 1.2 scoreless innings.
  • Chad Green (0-2) took the loss. He allowed three runs on two hits and walked two in 2/3 of an inning.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (3-3) got their record to .500 with a 5-1 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Thairo Estrada went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double in the top of the first (1) that got the scoring started. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Mike Ford was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in the fourth (8).
  • Ryan McBroom went 1-for-5 with an RBI groundout in the first (2).
  • Billy Burns went 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases.
  • Gio Gonzalez (1-1) bounced back in a big way as he got the win. He allowed no runs on three hits, struck out ten, and walked one over six innings. 56 of his 89 pitches were for strikes.
  • Raynel Espinal allowed one hit and struck out three without allowing a run in the final two innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (3-2) defeated the Akron Rubberducks by a final score of 7-2.

Domingo Acevedo (1-0) won the game out of the bullpen for Trenton. He threw two perfect innings and struck out three of the six batters he faced. (Michael Dill)
  • Angel Aguilar was 2-for-2 with an RBI single in the top of the first and an RBI triple in the third (1,2). Brandon Wagner came in to pinch-hit for him in the fifth.
  • Wendell Rijo went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the fourth (3).
  • Hoy Junk Park entered the game at shortstop for Kyle Holder in the second. He was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second (1).
  • Rashad Crawford went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. He’s hitting .421 on the season.
  • Nick Nelson took the no-decision in his start. He allowed two runs on six hits, struck out five, and walked three in four innings of work. 54 of his 88 pitches were for strikes.
  • James Reeves came in after Nelson and threw two hitless innings of relief while striking out one.
  • Trevor Lane allowed one hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (2-3) had their comeback effort fall short in a 9-8 loss to the St. Lucie Mets.

Matt Pita was the star of the night on offense. He was 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a double, and four RBIs (1,2,3,4). He had an RBI double in the bottom of the second and a two-run single in the eighth (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Dermis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (6,7).
  • Tyler Hill drove in his first run in the Yankees organization. He went 0-for-1 with three walks and a stolen base.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera was 2-for-3 with two walks.
  • Rony Garcia pitched well in a no-decision. He allowed one run on five hits, struck out seven, and walked one over five innings of work. 60 of his 87 pitches were for strikes.
  • Kyle Zurak (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out three over two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs played a doubleheader against the Asheville Tourists. They were blown out in Game 1, 17-3, and they lost Game 2, 8-3.

Josh Stowers had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .412. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Game 1

  • Kyle Gray went 1-for-2 with a walk and he provided the lone offense with a three-run home run in the top of the fourth (1). He is up to five RBIs on the season.
  • Nelson Gomez was 1-for-2 with a walk and a double.
  • Luis Medina (0-1) had a night to forget on the mound. He allowed ten runs on ten hits, struck out three, walked four, and allowed three runs in two innings as he took the loss.

Game 2

Alexander Vizcaino picked up a no-decision in his season debut. He allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, struck out seven. and walked two over 4.2 innings. 49 of his 77 pitches were for strikes. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Nelson Gomez went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI double in the top of the first (3).
  • Mickey Gasper had the other extra-base hit as he went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Aaron McGarity (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed six runs on seven hits, struck out a batter, and walked one over the final 1.1 innings.