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Jeisson Rosario. Photo by Matt Kardos

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Draft Day

As Yankees minor league fans await the arrival of new talent via Sunday’s draft, the full-season affiliates hit the field – or at least, tried to. Only three games of a scheduled five went final.

Armando Alvarez (Matt Bufano)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (44-46): Make that 15 wins in 18 tries for the white-hot RailRiders, who shot out to a 5-0 lead and held on for an 8-6 win over Louisville.

  • Star of the Game: Armando Alvarez – 1-for-3, 1 home run (10), 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Alvarez homered as part of Scranton’s five-run first inning, and it was his seventh home run since the beginning of June
  • Estevan Florial: 1-for-3, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 stolen base
  • Oswald Peraza: 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts, 1 stolen base
  • Ronald Guzman: 2-for-4, 1 home run (5), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout
  • Tyler Wade: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
  • Clarke Schmidt: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 68 pitches (44 strikes). Schmidt set down the side in order in the first, then ran into trouble in the second, allowing four hits and four runs
  • Zach Greene: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 35 pitches (20 strikes). Greene’s bulk relief was enough to earn him the win, taking his record to 6-0
  • Ron Marinaccio: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 23 pitches (17 strikes). Welcome back, Ron! The recently 27-year-old hadn’t pitched since July 2
  • Greg Weissert: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 30 pitches (21 strikes). Weissert is the first in the system to double-digit saves

Chad Bell. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (53-34): It was a wild Sunday up in Maine for the Patriots, who fell behind 9-2, battled all the way back to take a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the ninth, and then blew it for a 12-11 loss.

  • Star of the Game: Jeisson Rosario – 4-for-5, 1 home run (5), 1 triple, 1 double, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Rosario hit for the cycle on the day, putting the Patriots on the board with a two-run shot in the first and tripling home two more runs in the fifth
  • Austin Wells: 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout
  • Jesus Bastidas: 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Chad Bell: 3-for-5, 1 home run (12), 1 double, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored. Bell looked set to be the hero after he cranked a go-ahead, three-run bomb to right-center in the top of the ninth, putting the Patriots in front 11-10
  • Max Burt: 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 run scored, 2 strikeouts
  • Randy Vasquez: 1 IP, 6 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 46 pitches (24 strikes). Vasquez hadn’t allowed eight runs in a start since May 28 of last year. He has a 14.73 ERA in three July starts
  • Carlos Espinal: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 44 pitches (26 strikes)
  • Matt Minnick: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 33 pitches (19 strikes)
  • Nick Ernst: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 17 pitches (12 strikes)
  • Emmanuel Ramirez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 12 pitches (6 strikes)
  • Carson Coleman: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 28 pitches (18 strikes). Coleman gave up the walk-off double and took the loss, and has fallen on relatively hard times as of late, with a 4.05 ERA in July

Hudson Valley Renegades (47-39): HV cancelled the Sunday matinee with Greenville due to unplayable field conditions. As this was the last scheduled matchup with the Drive this year, the game will not be made up.

OF Christopher Familia (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Tampa Tarpons (40-45): The Tarpons were able to get one of two scheduled games complete, walking off against Daytona 5-3 before the second game was suspended in the fourth inning in a scoreless tie. It’s not clear when that game will be resumed.

  • Star of the Game: Christopher Familia – 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Familia hit a walk-off home run in just his second game at the full-season level, and his ascent is notable – he spent all of last season in the DSL
  • Alex Vargas: 1-for-2, 1 home run (6), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 strikeout. Vargas has two home runs this week after not going deep since June 5
  • Antonio Gomez: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Chandler Champlain: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 87 pitches (61 strikes). Champlain bounced back after a rough start last Saturday
  • Jack Neely: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 13 pitches (10 strikes). Neely picked up his third win
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