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Michael King makes his fisrt apperance as a Yankee in a minor league spring training game for the Trenton Thunder at the Yankees Player Development and Scouting Complex on March 18, 2018. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Friday, July 20, 2018

The New York Yankees were back in action on Friday night as they got back from the All-Star break. In the nine games that were played across the organization, the affiliates combined for a 4-5 record (Charleston had a doubleheader). Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Trenton got good performances from their starters in victories. Meanwhile, the Dominican Summer League squad nearly was no-hit. Find out more about those games below in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (62-34) lost the series opener to the New York Mets, 7-5.

  • Didi Gregorius was 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth (53).
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs (56,57).
  • Neil Walker (1-for-4) had a two-run double in the sixth (20,21).
  • Aaron Judge had a 3-for-5 night at the plate.
  • Domingo German (2-6) took the loss in his start. He went 3.2 innings, gave up four runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked two on 71 pitches (46 strikes).
  • Chasen Shreve allowed two hits and struck out a batter in 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • Chad Green and Jonathan Holder both did not give up a hit in an inning of work. Green had one walk while Holder had a strikeout.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (52-44) defeated the Columbus Clippers, 5-1.

Luis Cessa (3-0) had a strong start on the mound. In six innings of work, he allowed no runs on two hits and struck out nine on 69 pitches (53 strikes). (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Abiatal Avelino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run (3) in the top of the second and he had two RBIs (23,24).
  • Tyler Austin (2-for-4, walk) hit a solo home run in the fifth (4).
  • Rey Navarro went 1-for-4 and hit a solo shot of his own in the fourth (7).
  • Mike Ford (1-for-5) drove in his 30th run of the year on a single in the third.
  • Raynel Espinal gave up an unearned run on one hit, struck out four batters, and walked one over two innings of work in relief of Cessa.
  • Joe Harvey finished the game with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (53-44) defeated the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 10-3.

Trey Amburgey went 3-for-5 and hit a two-run home run in the top of the first (12) for Trenton. (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Billy Fleming also went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the third and a solo home run in the fourth (6). He is up to 22 RBIs on the year.
  • Gosuke Katoh (2-for-4, walk) had a two-run double in the first (21,22).
  • Zack Zehner went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in the third (19).
  • Devyn Bolasky was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI single (10).
  • Michael King (4-2) went eight innings, gave up a run on seven hits, struck out six, and walked two on 104 pitches (71 strikes) in a win.
  • Jordan Foley gave up two runs on two hits and struck out a batter in the ninth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (49-49) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 7-5, in walk-off fashion.

Estevan Florial was 1-for-5 with a stolen base and he drove in a pair of runs for Tampa (11,12). (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

  • Brandon Wagner went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the top of the ninth (55).
  • Isiah Gilliam went 1-for-3 with a walk and had a sacrifice fly in the ninth (54).
  • Keith Skinner (2-for-3, walk) had a triple and an RBI single in the fifth (4).
  • Diego Castillo (2-for-5) and Angel Aguilar (2-for-3, walk) had multi-hit games.
  • Rony Garcia had a quality start in a no-decision. He went six innings, gave up two runs on four hits, and struck out five on 79 pitches (50 strikes).
  • Matt Frawley (0-5) gave up two runs on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one in the ninth as he took the loss.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (48-48) lost both games of their doubleheader against the Rome Braves. They lost Game 1, 4-1, and Game 2, 8-1.

Game 1

Oswaldo Cabrera drove in the lone run of Game 1 for Charleston on an RBI single in the top of the third (40) (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Miguel Yajure (2-2) took the loss in his start. In five innings of work, he gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits, struck out a batter, and walked two on 65 pitches (44 strikes).
  • Daniel Alvarez struck out a batter in a scoreless sixth inning in his Charleston debut.

Game 2

Carlos Vidal did not have a hit (0-for-2), but he drove in the only run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth (16) (Martin Griff)

  • Ricky Surum (1-for-2) had the only hit for Charleston with a single in the sixth.
  • Jio Orozco (1-3) went 2/3 of an inning, gave up two runs on two hits, and walked a batter on 12 pitches (6 strikes).
  • Daniel Ramos came in after Orozco. In 1.2 innings of work, he allowed five runs on five hits and walked a batter.
  • Alexander Vargas finished the game. In 3.2 innings, he gave up a run on four hits and struck out four.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (19-15) won their series opener against the Tri-City Valleycats, 7-2.

Ricardo Ferreira went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a double, and drove in two runs (6,7) for Staten Island. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Andres Chaparro (1-for-3, walk) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third (4).
  • Alex Junior went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple in the second (4).
  • Eduardo Torrealba (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the second (7).
  • Jackson Thoreson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Harold Cortijo (3-0) went five innings, gave up two runs on seven hits, struck out three batters, and walked one on 69 pitches (48 strikes) in a win.
  • Frank German gave up two hits and struck out five over the final four innings as he got his first professional save.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (14-16) defeated the Danville Braves, 9-6, in 10 innings.

  • Everson Pereira went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs (17,18).
  • Evan Alexander was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI triples (3,4) including one in the top of the tenth.
  • Ezequiel Duran was 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Juan De Leon went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a go-ahead RBI double in the tenth (11).
  • Luis Medina went 2.1 innings, gave up four runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked three on 62 pitches (33 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Bryan Blanton came in after Medina and struck out four batters while walking one in 1.2 hitless innings.
  • Jhonatan Munoz went three innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out two.
  • Brett Morales (1-3) got the win in relief. He struck out two batters and walked one in three hitless innings.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The GCL Yankees East had their game against GCL Tigers East suspended due to rain. They have a 4-0 lead after 3.5 innings. As for the West, their game against the GCL Braves was postponed due to wet grounds.

GCL East

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (16-25) were held to one hit in their 3-0 loss to the New York Mets.

  • Angel Rojas had the lone hit for the Yankees (1-for-3, walk). He singled with two outs in the top of the ninth.
  • Alfred Vega (1-4) went five innings, gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits, struck out two batters, and walked one.
  • Thowar Martinez gave up two hits and struck out two over the final three innings.
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