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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, June 18, 2019



Due to bad weather, five games were played in the Yankees organization on Tuesday with the affiliates combining for a 3-2 record. Scranton Wilkes-Barre hit four home runs in their victory, Tampa rallied to win from five down in the seventh, and Trenton clinched a playoff berth with a dominant performance from the Yankees’ top pitching prospect:

Deivi Garcia struck out a career-high 15 batters over six shutout innings in Trenton’s win over RIchmond on Tuesday (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

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Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (40-28) scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Norfolk Tides.

Kyle Higashioka was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the first (10). Higashioka has four home runs in June and has homered in three of the last five games.  (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Mike Ford went 1-for-5 and led off the first inning with a solo shot (16).
  • Mike Tauchman was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the first (2).
  • Aaron Judge continued his rehab assignment. He was 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in the fifth (1).
  • Logan Morrison was 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI single in the fourth (23).
  • Trey Amburgey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth (34). Amburgey is on a six-game hit streak.
  • Tyler Wade was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Thairo Estrada went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double.
  •  Breyvic Valera was 1-for-4.
  • Randall Delgado (1-2) had a quality start in a win. He allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out three, and walked one over six innings. 55 of 91 pitches were strikes. Delgado has gone at least six innings in three of his last four starts.
  • Stephen Tarpley came in relief of Delgado. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out two, and walked one over 2.2 innings. 22 of 39 pitches were strikes.
  • Kaleb Ort got the final out of the night for his second save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (38-27) clinched a spot in the Eastern League playoffs at the end of the season as they concluded the first half with a 6-0 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Chris Gittens went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs (38,39).  (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Rashad Crawford was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth (28).
  • Zack Zehner went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the fourth (12).
  • Ben Ruta was 1-for-3 with a triple and a sacrifice fly in the third (33).
  • Kellin Deglan went 2-for-4 and extended his hit streak to eight games.
  • Hoy Jun Park was 0-for-2 with two walks out of the leadoff spot.
  • Deivi Garcia (3-2) was dominant in a victory. He allowed only one hit, struck out a career-high 15, and walked one over six innings. 63 of 98 pitches were strikes. Garcia tied a Thunder record with those 15 K’s:

  • Brooks Kriske allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one in a scoreless seventh. 14 of 22 pitches were strikes. Kriske has a 1.77 ERA this year.
  • Domingo Acevedo struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 eighth. 7 of 9 pitches were strikes. It was his first strikeouts since June 7.
  • Daniel Alvarez finished the night by striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth. 7 of 11 pitches were strikes.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (29-39) lost their suspended game to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 6-4, in 10 innings. In the second game, they rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5 in 7 innings.

Suspended Game

  • Greg Weissert started the suspended game after Miguel Yajure pitched Monday night. He allowed two runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked two over two innings. 21 of 36 pitches were strikes.
  • Hobie Harris allowed one run on two hits, struck out two, and walked one in two innings of relief. 28 of 39 pitches were strikes.
  • Matt Wivinis (0-1) took the loss in extra innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and walked a batter. 11 of 16 pitches were strikes.

Regular Game

Dermis Garcia was 2-for-4 with the go-ahead two-run single in the top of the seventh (47,48). (Mark LoMoglio/ Tampa Tarpons)
  • Estevan Florial was 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the seventh (4,5).
  • Diego Castillo went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI single in the seventh (12).
  • David Metzgar went 1-for-3 and got the scoring started in the seventh with a base hit (4).
  • Pablo Olivares was 2-for-3 with a triple.
  • Isiah Gilliam went 0-for-2 with two walks.
  • Frank German took the no-decision in his start. He allowed four runs on five hits, struck out six, and walked two in five innings of work. 53 of 90 pitches were strikes. It is the fourth time German has had 6+ strikeouts in a start this year.
  • Kyle Zurak (1-3) won the game in relief. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out a batter, and walked one in the final two innings. 19 of 31 pitches were strikes.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): While the Riverdogs had the night off, some of their players took part in the South Atlantic All-Star Game in West Virginia for the South team that lost 6-2 to the North.

  • Brandon Lockridge was 1-for-2 off the bench and hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the sixth.
  • Canaan Smith went 1-for-2 with a single in the first and got the start in left field.
  • Mickey Gasper was 0-for-2 off the bench.
  • Alexander Vizcaino (0-1) took the loss. He allowed five runs on three hits, struck out a batter, and walked one while getting only one out in the eighth. 9 of 17 pitches were strikes.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (0-3) had their game against the Connecticut Tigers postponed due to inclement weather. They will play a doubleheader on Wednesday with Game 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Pulaski Yankees had their season opener against the Johnson City Cardinals postponed due to wet grounds. They will play a doubleheader on Wednesday with Game 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (6-7) lost 13-8 to DSL Orioles 2.

  • Maikol Escotto was 3-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the second (3). Escotto has recorded a hit in eight of the ten games he’s played in this year.
  • Marcos Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI (5).
  • Alan Mejia was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI single in the first (3).
  • Brayan Jimenez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth (1).
  • Jesus Rodriguez was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the first (7). Rodriguez has an RBI in five straight games.
  • Kelvin Espino went 0-for-4 with an RBI (4). He has an RBI in each of the last three games.
  • Miguel Vargas got the start and took the no-decision. He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits, struck out five, and walked one over five innings.
  • Geremias Peguero (0-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on one hit and struck out a batter in the sixth as he took the loss.
  • Ismael Gomez allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and struck out a batter in the seventh.
  • Luis Velasquez walked a batter in a hitless eighth.

 



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