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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Friday April 27th, 2018

Friday night was not a successful night for the New York Yankees organization if you are looking solely at a win-loss record. Out of the five games that were played, the big league club and its affiliates combined to go 1-4. It was the Yankees who prevented the organization from going winless. Despite the bad record, one prospect tied his home run mark from last season in just one month. Let’s take a look at some of the other key performances of the night:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (16-9) extended their win streak to seven games with a 4-3, ten-inning win over the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim.

  • Didi Gregorius was the hero with his solo home run in the top of the tenth (10). He went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI (30). He has now hit a home run in five of his last six games.
  • Luis Severino didn’t get the win but he had another strong outing. In seven innings of work, he gave up three runs on five hits, struck out eight batters, and walked one on 96 pitches (66 strikes).
  • Miguel Andujar (2-for-4, double, run scored) was the only other Yankee besides Gregorius with a multi-hit game.
  • David Robertson (1-1) got the win thanks to throwing a perfect ninth inning (one strikeout).
  • The save went to Aroldis Chapman (5) as he gave up one hit in the tenth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (10-10) lost their series opener to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-1.

  • Mike Ford (1-for-3, walk) had the lone RBI (10) of the night when he singled to right in the top of the eighth inning.
  • Shane Robinson went 3-for-4 and the outfielder now has nine hits in his last four games.
  • Brandon Drury went 2-for-3 with a run scored in his second rehab game for Scranton.
  • Nestor Cortes (0-1) had a rough night on the mound. He went two innings, gave up five runs on two hits, struck out five, and walked three on 47 pitches (27 strikes) in the loss.
  • Brody Koerner helped limit the damage after Cortes left the game. He gave up one run on four hits, struck out three batters, and walked one over five innings.
  • Anyelo Gomez made his return to the Railriders bullpen. In one inning, he struck out two batters and walked one without giving up a hit.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (11-9) were held to three hits tonight in a 4-0 loss to the New Hampshire Fishercats.

  • Ben Ruta was 1-for-4 at the plate and is now hitting .382 on the season. He has at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 games.
  • Dillon Tate (1-1) went six innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked one batter on 93 pitches (62 strikes) in the loss.
  • James Reeves needed 42 pitches to finish two innings, but 28 of them were for strikes. He struck out three batters, walked one, and gave up only one hit. He has at least three strikeouts in four straight outings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (12-10) had their win streak snapped at five games after a 10-4 loss to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

  • Brandon Wagner only had one hit on the night (1-for-5), but it ended up being a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh (7). He has already tied his home run total from last year with Charleston (110 games).
  • Angel Aguilar had the lone multi-hit game of the night. He was 2-for-4 with a triple and drove in two runs (7,8).
  • Michael King (0-2) had his shortest outing of the season. In three innings, he gave up six runs (two earned) on seven hits and struck out three on 74 pitches (47 strikes) in the loss.
  • Trevor Lane and David Sosebee combined to strike out seven batters over the final 3.1 innings. Lane struck out three and gave up one hit (1.1 innings) while Sosebee struck out four and gave up one hit (two innings).

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (10-12) were on the wrong end of a walk-off tonight as they lost 5-4 to the Greenville Drive.

  • Wilkerman Garcia was the only Riverdogs player with a multi-hit night. The second baseman was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the top of the second.
  • Eduardo Navas (3) and Ricardo Ferreira (3) each had RBI singles in the second as well.
  • Daniel Ramos put up a quality start, but only got the no-decision. In seven innings, he gave up two runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked one on 79 pitches (60 strikes).
  • Greg Weissert (0-2) could not hold the lead in the ninth. In 1.1 innings, he gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, struck out three, and walked one.
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