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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances – Wednesday, May 31, 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)

In the first game of a doubleheader, Chance Adams was nothing short of dominant. The right-hander fired six scoreless innings, en route picking up his third victory in four starts. Adams struck out 12, walked two and gave up just one hit. His Triple-A ERA was lowered to a measly 1.57. Ben Heller was excellent in relief of Chance. He threw a hit-less inning and struck out one. Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler and Wilkin Castillo led the offense. Both Wade and Fowler went 2-for-4 with a home run and collected two RBI’s apiece. Castillo went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and run batted in.

The RailRiders were able to win game two, taking the series from Columbus and earning the doubleheader sweep. Scranton’s pitching staff was led by reliever Tyler Jones. Jones came in relief of spot-starter and usual reliever Joe Mantiply. He struck out five over 2.2 scoreless innings.  Cito Culver put the RailRiders on the board in the top of the second with a RBI single to left field. Eddy Rodriguez then doubled home two, capping a three-run frame. The team would later score their final run of the contest on a bases-loaded walk in the top of the seventh.

Cito Culver with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. (Cheryl Purcell)

Trenton Thunder (Double A)

Josh Rogers turned in another quality start, but unfortunately fell victim to a no decision. Rogers went 6.2 innings strong and struck out seven Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He was touched up for two earned runs on seven hits. Miguel Andujar stayed hot at the plate in his 2-for-4 effort. Andujar drove in a run and doubled for the 17th time this season.

Trenton Thunder starting pitcher Josh Rogers works against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in Trenton on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (Martin Griff)

Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Trey Amburgey belted his team-leading sixth home run in the bottom of the first inning. The three-run shot was hit to deep-center field and bounced of the batter’s eye. Unfortunately, the Yankees would only go on to score one more run in the final eight frames leading to a 5-4 defeat. After starter Albert Abreu gave up five earned over five innings, Ian Clarkin shut the Charlotte Stone Crabs down in four scoreless innings. Clarkin struck out five, did not allow a walk, and gave up four hits.

Tampa Yankees Trey Amburgey. (Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)

The RiverDogs struggles in day games continued as they dropped their 10th early start of the season. The team scored three runs on five scattered hits. No player in the starting lineup recorded a multi-hit game or an extra-base hit. On the mound, the recently re-assigned Hobie Harris was the lone pitcher to not give up a run by throwing a perfect inning of relief.


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