Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Kyle Holder was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in Trenton’s loss against Harrisburg on Tuesday. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

While the big league club had its second straight rainout, the New York Yankees affiliates were all in action on Tuesday and combined for a 1-3 record. Charleston picked up the only win in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Tampa got the return of one of the Yankees’ top pitching prospects and Trenton got a strong outing from another top pitching prospect. Find out about those outings and more in our Pinstriped Performances and be sure to vote in our Pinstriped Performer of the Night poll:

Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (18-15) lost to the Indianapolis Indians, 4-2.

Kyle Higashioka was 1-for-3 with a walk and he provided the lone offense with a two-run home run in the top of the fourth (3). He’s on a seven-game hit streak.  (Cheryl Pursell)
  •  Mike Ford was 1-for-2 with two walks and a double.
  • Billy Burns went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Tyler Wade (1-for-3, walk) and Brad Miller (1-for-4) had the other two hits for the Railriders.
  • Daniel Camarena (0-1) took the loss in his start. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and struck out six over 5.1 innings. 61 of his 83 pitches were strikes. It was his second start since returning to Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
  • Kaleb Ort allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked two over 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. 26 of his 41 pitches were for strikes. He hasn’t allowed a run in seven of his last nine outings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (21-13) allowed five runs in the eighth inning en route to a 6-4 loss to the Harrisburg Senators.

Albert Abreu had one of his best starts in a Thunder uniform. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out eight, and walked three over six innings in a no-decision. 51 of his 93 pitches were for strikes. The eight strikeouts were a season-high. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Kyle Holder went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs (10,11,12) on a bases-clearing double in the top of the fourth.
  • Hoy Jun Park was 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in the ninth (8). He’s hitting .330 on the season in 25 games.
  • Matt Lipka went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.
  • Rashad Crawford was 2-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases out of the leadoff spot. He has eight steals on the year.
  • Jose Mesa Jr. (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed three unearned runs on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one over 1.2 innings. 24 of his 36 pitches are for strikes.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (17-20) lost to the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-3.

Dermis Garcia was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the top of the ninth (27,28). It was his first game with an RBI since May 4. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Isiah Gilliam went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in the first (4). It was his first home run since April 23.
  • Diego Castillo was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. He’s got nine doubles on the year.
  • Clarke Schmidt (1-2) made his return off the IL. He allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits and struck out two over five innings in a loss. 47 of his 74 pitches were for strikes.
  • Janson Junk struck out two batters and did not allow a hit over the final three innings. 22 of his 35 pitches were for strikes. Junk has allowed one run or fewer in all six outings this year.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (21-17) won their series opener over the West Virginia Power in walk-off fashion, 6-5.

Brandon Lockridge was 2-for-4 with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first (5) and he drove in two runs (13,14). He scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to win the game and he has driven in two runs in each of the last four games. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Josh Stowers went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in the third (1).
  • Canaan Smith was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double in the fifth (14). He has nine doubles in 30 games this year.
  • Mickey Gasper went 1-for-4 and picked up his tenth double of the year.
  • Eduardo Torrealba was 2-for-4 with a double out of the number nine spot in the order.
  • Mitchell Robinson also had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Jio Orozco took the no-decision in his outing. He allowed five runs on seven hits, struck out four, and walked one over six innings. 58 of his 85 pitches were for strikes. Orozco has gone at least six innings in five straight starts.
  • Jefry Valdez (1-1) won the game in relief after striking out two batters over three hitless innings. 19 of his 29 pitches were for strikes.