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Tanner Myatt hit 101 mph in spring training and is still learning how to pitch. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Friday, April 12, 2019

Tanner Myatt allowed one hit and struck out seven in his outing for Charleston on Friday. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Mother Nature played a factor in the Friday schedule for the New York Yankees organization as two teams had their games shortened by rain with another having to be resumed tomorrow. With that being said, starters in the four minor league games combined to only give up one run while one of the Yankees top picks in last year’s draft hit a go-ahead home run in Charleston. Find out about those games and more in our Pinstriped Performances and be sure to vote in our Performer of the Night poll:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (5-8) lost a rain-shortened game to the Chicago White Sox, 9-6, in seven innings.

  • DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-2 with a walk and a two-run single in the bottom of the first (6,7).
  • Gio Urshela was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single in the sixth (2).
  • Brett Gardner was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth (3).
  • Austin Romine went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the second (3).
  • J.A. Happ (0-2) had his struggles continue in a loss. He allowed six runs on nine hits, struck out five, and walked two over four innings of work. 54 of his 88 pitches were for strikes.
  • Jonathan Holder came in after Happ. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out three, and walked one over two innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (5-4) won a rain-shortened game against the Buffalo Bisons, 4-1, after 4.5 innings of play.

Mandy Alvarez had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3. (Matt Bufano)

  • Ryan Lavarnway went 1-for-2 with a two-run single in the fourth (2,3) that gave the Railriders the lead.
  • Mike Ford went 1-for-2 to raise his average to .452. He has had at least one hit in each of the first eight games.
  • Zack Zehner was 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth (2)
  • David Hale (2-0) ended up getting a complete game victory. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out seven, and walked one over five innings. 40 of his 61 pitches went for strikes.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (3-3) had their game against the Portland Sea Dogs suspended due to rain. They led 2-0 in the bottom of the third. They will resume the game on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m and play a seven-inning game after the suspended game is over.

Ben Ruta was 2-for-2 and had an RBI single in the bottom of the second (1). He’s hitting .417 on the season. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

  • Brandon Wagner got the scoring started with a sacrifice fly in the first (1).
  • Brody Koerner threw three shutout innings. He allowed three hits and walked one batter. 26 of his 40 pitches were for strikes.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (3-6) snapped their four-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas.

Glenn Otto (1-0) threw five shutout innings in a win for Tampa. He allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked three. 42 of his 74 pitches were for strikes.(Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run single in the top of the sixth (4,5).
  • Isiah Gilliam was 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jason Lopez was 0-for-4 but drove in the third run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the seventh (1).
  • Brooks Kriske came in after Otto. He allowed one hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings of relief.
  • Kyle Zurak struck out two and did not allow a hit in the final two innings.  He picked up his first save of the year.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (5-4) defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 5-3.

Josh Breaux went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth (1), and two RBIs (5,6). (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Nelson Gomez was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single (4) that broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth.
  • Eric Wagaman went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth (3).
  • Tanner Myatt did not allow a run in a no-decision. He allowed one hit, struck out seven, and walked two over 4.2 innings of work. 47 of his 79 pitches were for strikes.
  • Adonis De La Cruz (1-0) won the game in relief. He allowed no runs on one hit and struck out three over the final 2.1 innings.


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