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Trenton Thunder starting pitcher Yefry Ramirez works against the Portland Sea Dogs at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances – Saturday, May 27, 2017

Check out the top performances across the New York Yankees farm system in the latest edition of Pinstriped Performances.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A)

Five unanswered runs propelled the RailRiders to a 5-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens. Gleyber Torres, Donovan Solano and Cito Culver all doubled-home runs. Tyler Austin collected an RBI on a single, while Tyler Wade earned his run batted in on a sacrifice fly. Dustin Fowler was the only RailRider batter to record a multi-hit game in the contest. He went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Caleb Smith was lights-out on the mound, striking out nine over six strong innings. Tyler Jones tossed a scoreless inning, adding to his current 12.2 inning streak of not allowing a run.

Trenton Thunder (Double A)

The Thunder offense erupted again, this time scoring 13 runs against the Portland Sea Dogs. Trenton fell one hit shy of their season record (that was set last night) of 17 hits in a game. Zack Zehner had a career day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam, six runs batted in, a walk and run scored. Billy McKinney and Francisco Diaz had three-hit games, with a RBI. McKinney also hit two doubles and scored three runs. Starter Yefry Ramirez was nothing short of phenomenal. Ramirez struck out nine, walked three and permitted just one hit over 5.2 innings of one run baseball. Cody Carroll relieved Ramirez and picked up right where he left off. Carroll fired 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out six.

Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Tampa lost 7-3 to the Daytona Tortugas in large part to giving up the long ball. Starter Erik Swanson was touched up for five runs on 10 hits through four innings. Jose Pena pitched the next three innings, gave up no hits or runs while walking and striking out two. Travis Hissong pitched the final frame and was tagged for two additional runs. Gosuke Katoh was the only Yankee to record two hits, however they were both singles and he did strike out in his other two at bats.

Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)

Freicer Perez pitched excellent, going six strong for the RiverDogs. He allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out five. Christian Morris relieved Perez and earned the win by tossing two scoreless and hit-less innings. Trevor Lane picked up his first save of the season, sealing the shutout. Ben Ruta’s line drive single to center field scored Angel Aguilar for the games lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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