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Pinstriped Performances: Friday, May 25, 2018

All five teams in the New York Yankees organization were in action on Friday and it was a successful night for the most part. The teams combined for a 4-1 record with Scranton Wilkes-Barre having the only loss. In the four wins, the offenses combined for 29 runs. While a Yankee second baseman continued his power streak, an outfielder in Trenton had a great night at the plate out in Erie. Check out some of the other key performances from the night below:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (32-15) began their series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a 2-1 win.

  • Gleyber Torres (2-for-3) drove in both runs for the Yankees (23,24). He had an infield single in the bottom of the second and had the go-ahead solo home run in the seventh (9). He has now hit a home run in four straight games.
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-2) had the other extra-base hit tonight when he hit a double in the fifth.
  • Luis Severino didn’t have his best command. However, he did pick up a quality start. He went six innings, gave up one run on four hits, struck out five, and walked four on 99 pitches (63 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Chad Green (3-0) got the win after giving up two hits in the seventh.
  • Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs of the game and struck out a batter as he picked up his 10th save of the season.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (21-25) were blown out by the Syracuse Chiefs, 10-3.

Mike Ford had the lone offense of the night for Scranton with his three-run home run (6) in the bottom of the sixth. (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images via AP Images)
  • Tyler Wade had the only multi-hit night for the Railriders. He was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a triple.
  • Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-3 with a walk and a triple.
  • David Hale (0-3) took the loss in this game. In 4.1 innings, he gave up five runs on eight hits and struck out one on 70 pitches (48 strikes).
  • Raynel Espinal threw 1.2 innings out of the bullpen. He gave up one hit, walked a batter, and struck out three.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (28-19) started off their series against the Erie Seawolves with an 11-6 win.

Dillon Tate went seven innings, gave up four runs on five hits, struck out eight, and walked one as he improved to 3-2 on the season (Martin Griff)
  • Zack Zehner was the star of the night on offense. The right fielder was 3-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, and he drove in five runs (1,2,3,4,5).
  • Bruce Caldwell had a 1-for-6 night. However, his lone hit was a two-run double in the top of the third (16,17).
  • Francisco Diaz went 2-for-4 with a walk and he drove in two runs with a single in the fifth (1,2).
  • Jeff Hendrix was 1-for-3 with two runs scored, a stolen base (2), and he walked three times.
  • Trevor Lane gave up two runs on two hits over the final two innings. However, he did strike out four batters.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (25-21) rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat the Florida Fire Frogs, 8-5. Every single player in the lineup had at least one hit.

David Sosebee threw three perfect innings and struck out five in relief for Tampa as he got the win (3-2) (Martin Griff)
  • Brandon Wagner went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and he drove in two runs via a double in the top of the sixth (21,22).
  • Isiah Gilliam (2-for-5) got the comeback started with an RBI single in the sixth (27).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams was 2-for-5 and he hit a solo home run (3) in the top of the ninth.
  • Diego Castillo (2-for-4) drove in a run with a base hit in the eighth (12).
  • Garrett Whitlock got the start but left the game early after getting hit by a line drive in the shin (courtesy of Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs). In 2.2 innings, he allowed two hits, struck out four, and walked two.
  • Matt Wivinis struck out one batter in a 1-2-3 ninth inning and got his first save with the Tarpons.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (21-25) had 15 hits in their 8-7 win over the Hickory Crawdads.

Leonardo Molina went 3-for-5 at the plate and had the go-ahead three-run triple in the top of the eighth (12,13,14) (Jerry Coli)
  • Steven Sensley had a 3-for-5 night as well and he drove in two runs (14,15) on a base hit in the second inning.
  • Pablo Olivares was 3-for-4 with a walk, stole a base (6), and had an RBI single (7).
  • Wilkerman Garcia (2-for-5) drew a walk, had a double, and stole a base (8).
  • Kyle Holder made his 2018 debut for the Riverdogs and he was 1-for-5 with a walk.
  • Jio Orozco started the game for Charleston. He went four innings, gave up four runs on five hits, struck out two, and walked three on 78 pitches (46 strikes).
  • Daniel Ramos (3-2) came in after Orozco and threw three perfect innings while striking out three in a win.
  • Kyle Zurak got the final four outs of the game (two strikeouts) and picked up his first save of the year.