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)
In his first at bat since sustaining an injury to his biceps against the Baltimore Orioles earlier this season, Gary Sanchez ripped a first pitch home run off former number one overall pick Mark Appel. Sanchez finished the game going 2-4, scoring two runs, collecting two runs batted in, and hit a double as well. Shortstop Tyler Wade also had a pretty nice game himself, going 3-5 with a run scored in Scranton’s 11-7 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Trenton Thunder (Double A)
Trenton beat the Harrisburg Senators 9-6 thanks in large part to Mike Ford, Jake Cave and Jorge Saez. Cave hit his first home run of the season and collected three runs batted in during his 3-5 performance. Saez went 2-3, homered twice, scored three runs, drove in four and walked once. Ford was a perfect 3-3, walked once and scored a run. Thunder closer Cale Coshow struck out two while picking up his league leading eighth save, sealing the victory over one scoreless inning.
Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)
Jhalan Jackson hit a game tying three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, but unfortunately his heroics were not enough to earn a victory as Tampa fell to the Dunedin Blue Jays 5-4. Each of the T-Yanks four base knocks were extra base hits thanks to a Chris Gittens home run and double, along with a Jorge Mateo triple. Yankees starter Domingo Acevedo fired seven innings of one earned run baseball. He struck out 10, walked none and permitted five hits.
Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)
The RiverDogs fell to the Lakewood BlueClaws by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday night. Angel Aguilar hit his first home run of the season in the fifth inning. Blake Rutherford and Estevan Florial each hit doubles and walked (Florial walked twice) in their three plate appearances.