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Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday April 25th, 2018



On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees and their minor league affiliates combined to have a 3-2 record in five games. The big league club continued their winning ways and a grand slam helped turn the tide for the team down in Tampa. Plus, the Scranton bullpen was able to help the RailRiders get their record over .500. Check out some of the other key performances from the night’s action.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (14-9) extended their win streak to five games with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.

  • Didi Gregorius had another great night at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with a run scored, two walks, and two RBIs (28, 29). His solo home run in the bottom of the third (9) tied the game at two and he has hit a home run in four straight games.
  • Tyler Austin was 2-for-5 with a run scored and he hit a three-run home run (5) in the third to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead.
  • Gleyber Torres had the other multi-hit game of the night for the Yankees as he went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
  • Sonny Gray struggled with his control tonight and didn’t get out of the fifth inning (4.2 innings). He gave up three runs on six hits, struck out four, and walked five on 104 pitches (60 strikes).
  • Chad Green (2-0) ended up getting the win after coming in for Gray. He allowed a run on three hits, struck out two, and walked one over 1.2 innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman threw a scoreless ninth inning (one hit, one strikeout) as he got his fourth save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A): The Railriders (10-9) bullpen did not allow a hit in the final 4.2 innings as they beat the Columbus Clippers, 8-5.

  • Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a stolen base (5) and his bases-clearing double in the bottom of the fourth tied the game at four (6,7,8). He has had two or more hits in three straight games.
  • Mike Ford had just one hit on the night, but it was a big one. His two-run double in the sixth helped break a 5-5 tie. He had three RBIs (7,8,9) in the win.
  • Brandon Drury played in his first rehab game tonight and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI single in the third.
  • Daniel Camarena got the start for Scranton. He went 4.1 innings, gave up five runs on ten hits, struck out four, and walked two on 92 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Brady Lail (3-0) threw 2.2 shutout innings and struck out four batters out of the bullpen (one walk) in the win. His ERA is now down to 0.73 on the season and he hasn’t allowed a run in five straight outings.
  • Cody Carroll struck out five of the seven batters he faced in two hitless innings (one walk) and picked up his first save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (11-8) made three errors in the field as their four-game win streak came to a close against the Harrisburg Senators, 4-2.

  • Chris Gittens provided the lone runs for the Thunder with a two-run home run (1) in the bottom of the fourth inning. He was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.
  • Justus Sheffield (1-2) still put up a quality start in the loss. He went six innings, gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out eight, and walked one on 94 pitches (58 strikes). He has eight or more strikeouts in three straight starts.
  • Jhalan Jackson and Ben Ruta each went 2-for-4 at the plate in the loss.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (11-9) completed the sweep of the Bradenton Marauders with a 7-3 victory and they have now won four games in a row.

  • Brandon Wagner had the big swing of the night in the top of the third when he hit a grand slam to right center (6) to put the Tarpons up 4-0.
  • Thairo Estrada had the lone multi-hit game of the night. He went 2-for-5 and had an RBI single (5) in the fourth.
  • Freicer Perez got the start and did not qualify for the win. He went four innings, gave up three runs on four hits, walked three, and struck out three on 87 pitches (54 strikes).
  • Justin Kamplain (1-0) picked up the win in relief. He gave up one hit, struck out three, and walked one over the course of three innings.
  • Phillip Diehl threw two hitless innings (three strikeouts, one walk) as he picked up his second save of the season.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (9-11) had the bases loaded with nobody out in the tenth inning, but were unable to finish the comeback in a 6-5 loss to the Columbia Fireflies.

  • Jason Lopez was 3-for-5 with two RBIs (4,5) as he got the start for Charleston behind the plate.
  • Steven Sensley was 2-for-3 and drove in a couple of runs (8,9). The right fielder had a sacrifice fly in the first and had an RBI single in the seventh.
  • Dalton Lehnen went five innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, and struck out six on 87 pitches (62 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Despite not giving up an earned run (two runs total) in 1.2 innings, Luis Cedeno (0-1) picked up the loss.


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