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Trenton Thunder’s Erik Swanson works against the Harrisburg Senators in Trenton on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Friday May 4th, 2018

On Friday night, the New York Yankees organization ended up going 2-3 in the five games that were played. Despite a sub .500 record, the two wins featured a walk-off in the Bronx and a starter in Trenton that continues to dominate the competition in Double-A. Let’s take a look at the other key performances from the night’s action.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (22-10) won their fourth straight game in walk-off fashion, 7-6, against the Cleveland Indians.

  • Miguel Andujar (2-for-5, two runs scored) was the hero as his RBI single in the bottom of the ninth (13) won the game.
  • Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double, a walk, and drove in two runs (20,21).
  • Gleyber Torres (2-for-4, run scored) hit his first major league home run, a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth (6,7,8).
  • Gary Sanchez (1-for-4, run scored, walk) hit a a solo home run of his own in the fifth (9).
  • CC Sabathia continued his great start to the season in a no-decision. In six innings, he gave up three hits and struck out seven on 92 pitches (61 strikes). His ERA is down to 1.39.
  • Aroldis Chapman (1-0) blew the save in the ninth inning by allowing a hit, walking a batter, and throwing two wild pitches. However, he did strike out three and got the win thanks to the Anujar single.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (13-14) three-game win streak came to a close with a 5-4 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox.

  • Zack Zehner (1-for-3, run scored) and Thairo Estrada (1-for-5, two RBIs) helped the Railriders tie the game in the bottom of the seventh with RBI singles. Zehner now has 12 RBIs on the year and Estrada has three.
  • Chance Adams picked up the no-decision in his outing. In six innings, he gave up two runs on three hits, struck out four, and walked two on 98 pitches (59 strikes).
  • Adam Lind had a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth in his first game with Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
  • Tyler Wade (2-for-5, run scored) and Ryan McBroom (2-for-4, double, run scored) had the lone multi-hit games.
  • Brady Lail (3-1) ended up losing the game after giving up two runs on two hits and walking four batters in the eighth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (16-10) held the Harrisburg Senators to four hits in a 9-0 win for their third straight win.

  • Erik Swanson (5-0) continues to dominate in the Eastern League. He gave up four hits, struck out five, and walked two in seven innings of work. 63 of his 96 pitches went for strikes and his ERA is now down to 0.65.
  • Cesar Diaz went 2-for-4 with a run scored and drove in four runs (7,8,9,10). All of those runs have been driven in over the last six games and they are the most he has had in a game since July 3, 2014 (8).
  • Abiatal Avelino got the scoring started with a solo home run (2) in the first inning and was 3-for-5 with a run scored on the night.
  • Brandon Drury was 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and an RBI in his first game with the Thunder.
  • Caleb Frare finished the night throwing two perfect innings as he struck out two and walked one.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (16-12) lost their series opener to the Florida Fire Frogs, 2-1, in ten innings.

  • Diego Castillo drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the top of the fourth (8).
  • The other two hits for the Tarpons in this game were a double from Estevan Florial in the third and a base hit by Keith Skinner in the fifth.
  • Nick Green held the Fire Frogs to one run, but walks drove up his pitch count. In 5.1 innings, he gave up one run on six hits, struck out six, and walked four on 96 pitches (56 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Trevor Lane gave up one hit and struck out three in 2.1 innings to help get the game to extra innings.
  • David Sosebee (1-2) took the loss as he gave up an unearned run on one hit, struck out one, and walked one in the tenth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (13-15) made three errors in the field as they were blown out by the Lexington Legends, 11-4.

  • Steven Sensley (1-for-3, run scored, RBI) hit a home run for the second straight day, a solo shot in the fifth (5).
  • Wilkerman Garcia went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI (11), and a stolen base (7).
  • Dalton Blaser (1-for-4, run scored) ended up stealing home in the second.
  • It was a rough night for Daniel Ramos (2-2) on the mound. He went 2.1 innings, gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits, struck out four, and walked one on 59 pitches (39 strikes) in the loss.
  • Anderson Severino gave up an unearned run on four hits and struck out four in 2.1 innings of relief.
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