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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.