Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, June 27, 2018


There were seven games played in the New York Yankees organization on Wednesday and those teams combined for a 3-4 record. One pitcher in Charleston continued his unbeaten streak on the mound while a Tampa outfielder extended his hitting streak by another game. Meanwhile, another pitcher in the Gulf Coast League had a strong outing on the mound. Check out who those players were and more in tonight’s Pinstriped Performance:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (52-26) were unable to complete the sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies as they lost 3-0.

  • Aaron Hicks had the lone multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-3) and Didi Gregorius (1-for-4) had the other two hits for the Yankees.
  • Luis Cessa (0-1) went three innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out two, and walked two on 74 pitches (44 strikes) in the loss.
  • Giovanny Gallegos gave up two hits and struck out six over three perfect innings.
  • Jonathan Holder and Domingo German combined to give up one hit (Holder) and they each struck out a batter in an inning each.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (37-39) lost their game 4-2 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Brandon Drury was named an International League All-Star on Wednesday and he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the first (5) (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Billy McKinney (2-for-4) hit a solo home run of his own in the fourth (10).
  • A.J. Cole (0-1) did not have a good rehab start. He did not get an out and gave up three runs on three hits while walking two batters as well.
  • Justus Sheffield came in the game in the second inning and pitched well. In six innings of work, he gave up no runs on six hits, struck out three, and walked one on 96 pitches (54 strikes).

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (44-33) got back on the winning track with an 8-5 victory over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Abiatal Avelino went 4-for-4 with a double and had four runs scored. He is now hitting .350 for Trenton this season. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Ryan McBroom went 2-for-3, hit a three-run home run in the top of the first (2), and drove in four runs (7,8,9,10).
  • Jeff Hendrix (1-for-4, walk) drove in two runs on a single in the seventh (6,7).
  • Brian Keller (6-5) went five innings, gave up three runs on seven hits, struck out five, and walked one on 90 pitches (59 strikes) in the win.
  • Caleb Frare came in after Keller. He went 2.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, and struck out three.
  • Stephen Tarpley struck out three batters and walked one in 1.2 hitless innings as he got his second save.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (39-37) lost to the Fort Myers Miracle by a final score of 8-5.

Hoy Jun Park went 3-for-4 and he hit a two-run home run (6) in the bottom of the fourth. (Martin Griff)
  • Rashad Crawford went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple as he drove in his first two runs of the season.
  • Ben Ruta (1-for-3, walk) drove in a run on a groundout in the sixth (16).
  • Brandon Wagner (2-for-5) and Donny Sands (2-for-4) each had multi-hit games.
  • Isiah Gilliam (1-for-5) extended his hit streak to 19 games.
  • Adonis Rosa (7-2) had a bad night on the mound. He went three innings, gave up seven runs on nine hits, struck out three, and walked two on 63 pitches (40 strikes).
  • Justin Kamplain gave up a hit, struck out four, and walked one over 2.2 scoreless innings.
  • Matt Wivinis struck out two batters and walked one while not giving up a hit in the final two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (37-36) started off their series against the Rome Braves with a 6-1 win.

Carlos Vidal (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning (2). (Martin Griff)
  • Leonardo Molina (1-for-4) drove in his 25th run of the year on a groundout in the second.
  • Chris Hess (1-for-4) got the scoring started with an RBI triple in the second (11).
  • Dalton Lehnen (6-3) had a strong outing on the mound. He went six innings, gave up no runs on five hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 79 pitches (56 strikes) in the win.
  • Daniel Ramos gave up an unearned run on two hits and struck out a batter over two innings.
  • Greg Weissert struck out the side in the top of the ninth.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The GCL East squad had the day off, but the West squad (4-3) defeated the GCL Blue Jays, 6-4.

  • Jose Martinez (3-for-4, double) hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third (2).
  • Brandon Lockridge (1-for-2, walk) had a double and an RBI (1).
  • Antonio Cabello went 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Anthony Seigler had a multi-hit game (2-for-5).
  • Stanley Rosario was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Pedro Barrios (1-0) had a dominant day on the mound. Over six innings of work, he gave up no runs on two hits, struck out four, and walked one.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (11-11) were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to the DSL Angels.

  • The three players with singles were Marco Naranjo (1-for-3), Dionys Vallejo (1-for-3), and Madison Santos (1-for-4).
  • Angel Obando (0-2) went three innings, gave up two runs on four hits, and struck out two in a loss.
  • Marcus Arguello gave up two hits, struck out two, and walked two over 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.