The New York Yankees organization made sure that the month of June started off on a great note. All five teams were able to pick up a win on Friday night. One pitching prospect was able to shut out his opponent for nearly six innings for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, a Tampa outfielder finished a single shy of the cycle, and a Charleston reliever had a dominant night in the bullpen. Check out some of the top performances from Friday night’s action:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (36-17) extended their win streak to three games with a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
- Austin Romine got the start behind the plate and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI (16). He has recorded at least one hit in ten straight games.
- Gleyber Torres (2-for-4, double) got the Yankees on the board with a base hit in the top of the third (27).
- Aaron Judge (1-for-5) hit a solo home run in the seventh (16).
- Sonny Gray (4-4) had a much-needed quality start. He went six innings, gave up one run on four hits, and struck out six on 90 pitches (55 strikes) in the win.
- Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth to record his 13th save of the year.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (25-28) began their series against the Indianapolis Indians with a 4-0 win.
- Mike Ford was 2-for-4 and he drove in the first two runs of the game with a single in the top of the first and a double in the fifth (25,26). He has five RBIs in his last five games.
- Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-4 and drove in his 20th run of the year with a single in the fifth.
- Billy McKinney (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the ninth (3).
- Cale Coshow followed up Adams by giving up a hit and striking out two over 1.1 scoreless innings.
- Cody Carroll struck out two batters in two perfect innings as he finished up the shutout.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (33-21) scored four runs in the first inning en route to their 7-2 win over the Bowie Bay Sox.
- Ryan McBroom made his first start for Trenton this season as the designated hitter. He went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and an RBI (1).
- Trey Amburgey (2-for-4) drove in two runs (22,23) and hit his sixth home run of the season in the top of the ninth (solo shot).
- Bruce Caldwell was 2-for-5 and he had an RBI double in the first (21).
- Rey Navarro (2-for-4) hit a solo home run (1) in the second.
- Michael King (1-0) took advantage of that run support. He went seven innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out four, and walked one on 90 pitches (59 strikes) in his first Double-A win.
- Jordan Foley ended up throwing the final two innings. He gave up one run on three hits, struck out three batters, and walked one.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (28-26) began their series against the Dunedin Blue Jays with a 6-3 win.
- Isiah Gilliam was 2-for-5 with a double and he drove in two runs (31,32).
- Ben Ruta (1-for-5) had an RBI triple in the top of the second (5).
- Adonis Rosa (5-1) went five innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out four, and walked two on 78 pitches (52 strikes) in the win.
- Trevor Lane struck out two and walked one over 2.1 hitless innings as he picked up his second save.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (25-28) defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds by a final score of 3-2.
- Jason Lopez (1-for-3, walk) had an RBI infield single in the fourth (12).
- Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-3) tied the game in the third with a sacrifice fly (18).
- Alexander Vargas (3-1) got the start for Charleston. He went six innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on eight hits, struck out two, and walked one on 94 pitches (58 strikes) in the win.
- Greg Weissert was dominant out of the bullpen as he struck out all six batters in two perfect innings. 23 of his 33 pitches went for strikes.
- Kyle Zurak walked a batter and struck out one in the ninth as he picked up his third save.