Friday night saw six games being played in the New York Yankees organization due to a doubleheader for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. In total, the five teams combined for a 2-4 record. The big league club lost its second in a row, a Charleston pitcher lost his scoreless inning streak, a Scranton pitcher had a complete game shutout, and the Tampa squad was walking all over the place. Check out some of the key performances from the night’s action:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (26-12) lost the series opener to the Oakland Athletics, 10-5.
- Gleyber Torres (1-for-3, run scored) extended his hit streak to nine games with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth (3).
- Aaron Judge (1-for-4, walk, run scored) drove in four runs on the night (29,30,31,32). His lone hit was a three-run home run in the fifth (10).
- Brett Gardner went 1-for-2 with a run scored and walked three times.
- Sonny Gray (2-3) did not have a good outing against his former team. He went five innings, gave up five runs on nine hits, struck out two, and walked three on 93 pitches (60 strikes) in the loss.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A): The Railriders (16-18) ended up splitting the doubleheader with the Rochester Red Wings. They lost Game 1, 5-4 in eight innings. In Game 2, they bounced back with a 7-0 win.
- Justus Sheffield had to leave the game after 3.2 innings due to injury. He did not give up a hit while striking out three batters and walking two on 51 pitches (29 strikes).
- Mike Ford went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth (3) and he drove in two runs (14, 15).
- Erik Kratz tied the game at three with a two-run home in the seventh (4).
- Cale Coshow (0-2) ended up taking the loss in relief. He went two innings, gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits, struck out one, and walked two.
- Clint Frazier was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, two doubles, and he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth (2).
- Brandon Drury (1-for-2, run scored, walk) broke the game open in the second with a grand slam (1).
- Josh Rogers (3-3) threw a complete game shutout against the Red Wings. In seven innings, he gave up four hits, struck out five, and walked one on 91 pitches (61 strikes).
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (20-13) lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6-1.
- Jhalan Jackson (2-for-4, run scored) drove in the only run of the night for Trenton when he hit a solo home run (9) in the top of the seventh.
- Abiatal Avelino had a 3-for-4 night at the plate.
- Will Carter (0-2) had a no-hitter after 4.1 innings and then struggled in the fifth. In 5.2 innings, he gave up four runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked three on 93 pitches (58 strikes) in the loss.
- Jose Mesa Jr. wrapped up the night by giving up two runs on one hit while striking out three batters and walking two over 2.1 innings.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (19-16) drew 11 walks in their 7-1 win over the Florida Fire Frogs.
- Isiah Gilliam (2-for-5, run scored) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second (5). He is now at 23 RBIs for the season.
- Billy McKinney went 1-for-3 with a run scored, drove in three runs (1,2,3) and drew a pair of walks.
- Greg Bird went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and an RBI single in the second (2).
- Estevan Florial (0-for-2, two runs scored), drew three walks out of the leadoff spot.
- Nick Nelson went four innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out six, and walked three on 86 pitches (51 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Phillip Diehl (1-1) got the win after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings. He gave up three hits, struck out one, and walked one.
- Hobie Harris finished the night by not giving up a hit in 2.1 innings (struck out one).
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (16-18) were held to three hits in their 1-0 loss to the Lakewood Blue Claws.
- David Metzgar (1-for-2, walk) had the lone extra-base hit of the night when he hit a ground-rule double in the top of the eighth.
- Leonardo Molina (1-for-4) and Pablo Olivares (1-for-2) had the other two hits on the night. Molina extended his hit streak to eight games.
- Garrett Whitlock (2-2) had his scoreless inning streak end at 26. He went six innings, gave up a run on four hits, and struck out four on 70 pitches (50 strikes) in the loss.
- Austin DeCarr made his 2018 debut with the Riverdogs. He went two innings, gave up two hits, struck out three batters, and walked one.