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Josh Breaux. Photo by Matt Kardos

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Herding the Goats

Somerset vaulted back into a tie for first on the strength of three home runs. Scranton’s offense had a big night too, banging 17 hits in their first win of the week.

Armando Alvarez (Matt Bufano)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (28-41): Everyone in the lineup had at least one hit as the RailRiders handled Toledo without a problem, 7-2.

  • Star of the Game: Armando Alvarez – 3-for-4, 1 home run (6), 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Alvarez drove in two of the four runs in the fourth inning with a home run
  • Estevan Florial: 3-for-6, 1 double, 1 run scored, 3 strikeouts
  • Miguel Andujar: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout
  • Greg Bird: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
  • Rob Brantly: 2-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 run scored
  • Ken Waldichuk: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 74 pitches (57 strikes). Waldichuk rebounded from a tough outing and returned to his usual dominant ways
  • Zach Greene: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 12 pitches (10 strikes)
  • Michael Gomez: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 18 pitches (13 strikes)
  • Jimmy Cordero: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 23 pitches (15 strikes)
  • Greg Weissert: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 13 pitches (11 strikes)

Sean Boyle. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (42-24): The Patriots and Yard Goats are once again tied atop their division as Somerset prevailed on Thursday, 7-4.

  • Star of the Game: Josh Breaux – 1-for-4, 1 home run (13), 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Breaux’s three-run blast in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 deadlock, and his 13 homers continue to lead the team
  • Anthony Volpe: 1-for-3, 1 home run (9), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Volpe has a hit in all but four June games as his renaissance keeps picking up steam
  • Elijah Dunham: 2-for-4, 3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases
  • Jeisson Rosario: 1-for-3, 1 home run (4), 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Rosario’s blast came with two outs in the first and put the Patriots on the board
  • Sean Boyle: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 87 pitches (63 strikes). Boyle got the win and has put together three consecutive quality starts
  • Carlos Espinal: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 33 pitches (22 strikes)
  • Barrett Loseke: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 18 pitches (12 strikes)

Spencer Henson (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Hudson Valley Renegades (34-32): The ‘Gades put five runs on the board in the seventh and eighth innings to run away from the Dash, 6-1.

  • Star of the Game: Spencer Henson – 2-for-5, 1 home run (6), 3 RBI, 1 run scored. Henson struck the big blow with a three-run shot to put the Renegades in the lead – his first home run in two weeks
  • Trey Sweeney: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base
  • Eric Wagaman: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
  • Pat DeMarco: 2-for-4, 1 run scored
  • Blas Castano: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 85 pitches (60 strikes). Castano had never completed seven innings in his professional career
  • Leif Strom: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 19 pitches (11 strikes)
  • Jhonatan Munoz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 18 pitches (8 strikes)

Juan Carela (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Tampa Tarpons (27-39): The Threshers outlasted the Tarpons 4-3 despite more promise from Juan Carela.

  • Star of the Game: Juan Carela – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 90 pitches (52 strikes). Though he took the loss, Carela has struck out a whopping 33 hitters over his four June starts
  • Jasson Dominguez: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
  • Antonio Gomez: 2-for-3, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2 walks
  • Ben Rice: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 walks
  • Harold Cortijo: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 36 pitches (21 strikes)
  • Enrique Santana: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 27 pitches (13 strikes)
  • Trevor Holloway: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 15 pitches (10 strikes)

2B Jared Serna (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

FCL Yankees (8-5): The Yanks put on a power show, bashing three home runs in a 7-4 defeat of the Tigers.

  • Star of the Game: Ronny Rojas – 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 1 double, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Rojas, who showed prodigious power last season in the DSL, was off to a very slow start and had his first multi-hit effort of the year
  • Jared Serna: 2-for-5, 1 home run (2), 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base. Serna, who turned 20 years old just three weeks ago, is stuffing the stat sheet and showing off power and speed
  • Jesus Rodriguez: 2-for-3, 1 home run (1), 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Rodriguez hit .294 in the DSL last season but did not have a home run
  • Joel Valdez: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 7 K. Valdez, acquired from the Phillies this offseason, has 17 strikeouts in 11 innings
  • Zach Kohn: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Yorlin Calderon: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 8 K. After going at least five innings and striking out at least six in all four of his appearances this year, Calderon is establishing himself on the radar

DSL Yankees (5-9): The Yankees managed 10 runs on just seven hits thanks to eight walks, and defeated Pirates Black 10-5 for their second straight win.

  • Star of the Game: Donys Garcia – 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. Garcia earned a well-deserved win for his bulk relief effort and carries a 3.60 ERA
  • David Beckles: 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts. The 18-year-old is hitting .250 in the early going
  • Louis Pierre: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Abrahan Ramirez: 1-for-4, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
  • Edinzo Marquez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Jan Pena: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
  • Ernesto Disla: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

DSL Bombers (9-5): The Bombers held off a late rally from Pirates Gold to take a 7-5 win.

  • Star of the Game: Angel Benitez – 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K. Benitez hasn’t given up a run and has struck out 20 over 11 innings in three appearances
  • Fidel Montero: 1-for-4, 1 double, 3 runs scored, 1 walk, 4 stolen bases
  • John Cruz: 1-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 stolen base
  • Juan Sanchez: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
  • Edwar Polimir: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Ruben Castillo: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
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