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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday May 1st, 2018



It was a busy night in the New York Yankees organization as six games were being played. Double-A Trenton had to play a doubleheader after being rained out the night before. All in all, it was a good night as the five teams combined for a 4-2 record. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances around the organization:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (19-11) scored all of their runs in the ninth inning in a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros.

  • Gary Sanchez (2-for-4, run scored) was the hero as his three-run home run (8) against Ken Giles in the top of the ninth broke a scoreless tie.
  • Jordan Montgomery left the game after one inning due to left elbow tightness:

  • Domingo German came in after Montgomery and kept the Yankees in the game. He went four innings, gave up four hits, struck out four, and walked one on 61 pitches (39 strikes).
  • Didi Gregorius (2-for-4, double, run scored) had the other multi-hit game of the night.
  • In total, the Yankees bullpen gave up six hits, struck out 13 batters, and walked one over the final eight innings.
  • David Robertson (2-1) got the win after striking out two batters in the eighth (allowed one hit).
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth to finish the game.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (11-13) snapped their four-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Buffalo Bison.

  • Erik Kratz went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, a walk, and a solo home run (2) in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Kyle Higashioka was 2-for-4 and both of hits were doubles. One of those doubles drove in two runs in the fifth (11,12).
  • Billy Fleming (2-for-4, run scored, RBI) and Ryan McBroom (2-for-3, run scored, walk) had the other multi-hit games of the night.
  • Daniel Camarena (1-1) gave the Railriders a strong outing on the mound. He went seven innings, gave up five hits, struck out six, and walked one on 80 pitches (53 strikes) in the win.
  • Brady Lail gave up his first run of the season. He allowed one run on five hits and struck out one over two innings of relief.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (13-10) ended up splitting a doubleheader with the Portland Seadogs. They won Game 1, 5-1, in eight innings. Then, in Game 2, Trenton took the loss, 6-4.

Game 1

  • Justus Sheffield threw six shutout innings and still only got a no-decision. He gave up three hits, struck out nine, and walked three on 88 pitches (51 strikes). He has had eight or more strikeouts in four straight outings.
  • Ben Ruta got the Thunder on the board in the first with an RBI double (4). He was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a triple. He’s now hitting .390 on the season.
  • Chris Gittens broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth with a two-run home run (2).
  • Jhalan Jackson added onto the lead in the same inning with a two-run home run of his own (8). He went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in addition to the long ball.
  • Andrew Schwaab (1-2) blew the save in the seventh but he threw a 1-2-3 eighth inning and he got the win.

Game 2

    • Mandy Alvarez got the scoring started for Trenton in the top of the fourth when he hit a double to left that drove in two runs (9,10). The third baseman went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
    • The other RBIs in the fourth came on singles from Cesar Diaz (3) and Chace Numata (3).
    • Brian Keller got the start in Game 2. He went four innings, gave up three runs on eight hits, struck out two, and walked four on 94 pitches (57 strikes).
    • Hobie Harris (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs on two hits in two innings. He struck out one batter, walked two, and gave up a pair of home runs.
    • The Thunder were 4-for-4 on stolen bases in the loss.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (15-10) were on the right side of a pitchers duel in their 2-1 win over the Fort Myers Miracle.

  • Trevor Stephan (2-0) shut down the Miracle offense for most of the night. He went seven innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out six, and walked one on 86 pitches (60 strikes) in the win. It is the first time he has pitched seven innings in a start in his professional career and his ERA is now at 1.57.
  • Isiah Gilliam didn’t have an extra-base hit, but he did go 3-for-4 and his batting average is up to .326.
  • Tim Lynch had the lone RBI of the night for the Tarpons when he doubled in a run in the second inning (7).
  • Trevor Lane gave up one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings as he picked up his first save.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): Only four Riverdogs (11-14) recorded a hit tonight in their 3-1 loss to the Asheville Tourists.

    • Dalton Blaser went 2-for-4 with a run scored and the first baseman hit a solo home run (1) in the bottom of the seventh.
    • Chris Hess (2-for-3), Pablo Olivares (2-for-4), and Eduardo Navas (2-for-4) were the other three Charleston players who had a hit in the loss.
    • Rony Garcia (0-2) is still looking for his first win of the year. He went 6.1 innings, gave up two runs on seven hits, struck out six, and walked two on 93 pitches (64 strikes).
    • Luis Cedeno and Braden Bristo did not give up an earned run over the final three innings and neither pitcher has given up an earned run this season.


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