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Grant Richardson hits a double (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Hot And Cold

The Renegades have alternated wins and losses for the last eight games, and after Saturday’s triumph again sit in playoff position. Scranton swept a doubleheader.

Mitch Spence. Photo by Matt Kardos

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (61-54): The RailRiders bagged an enormous doubleheader sweep, defeating St. Paul 5-4 and 4-0.

Game 1

  • Star of the Game: Tim Locastro – 1-for-4, 1 home run (3), 1 RBI, 1 run scored. Locastro took the second pitch of the ballgame deep to right-center for a leadoff home run
  • Max McDowell: 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 run scored
  • Chris Owings: 1-for-2, 1 double, 2 RBI
  • Matt Krook: 4.2 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 6 K, 94 pitches (52 strikes). Krook hasn’t issued fewer than two walks in a start since July 1 – a streak spanning eight starts
  • Zach Greene: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 28 pitches (20 strikes). Greene earned the win despite serving up two home runs
  • Greg Weissert: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 15 pitches (10 strikes). Weissert added to his system-leading save total with his 18th

Game 2

  • Star of the Game: Armando Alvarez – 2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. Alvarez doubled home two runs in the fourth to extend the Scranton lead to 3-0
  • Tim Locastro: 2-for-4, 1 triple, 1 run scored
  • Miguel Andujar: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored
  • Chad Bell: 2-for-2, 1 double, 1 run scored
  • Mitch Spence: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 76 pitches (48 strikes). Spence got his first win at Triple-A
  • Jimmy Cordero: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 28 pitches (14 strikes)

Mickey Gasper. Photo by Chris Jones

Somerset Patriots (68-44): The Patriots couldn’t dig out of an early hole and dropped Saturday’s contest 5-3 at Bowie.

  • Star of the Game: Mickey Gasper – 2-for-3, 1 home run (8), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Gasper has a .408 OBP on the season
  • Eric Wagaman: 2-for-2
  • Austin Wells: 2-for-4, 1 walk
  • Elijah Dunham: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Randy Vasquez: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 62 pitches (40 strikes). Vasquez fell to 1-5
  • Steven Jennings: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 37 pitches (27 strikes)
  • Matt Minnick: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 37 pitches (23 strikes)
  • Kaleb Cowart: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 8 pitches (6 strikes)

RHP Richard Fitts (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Hudson Valley Renegades (60-52): The ‘Gades scored all five of their runs on homers in a 5-1 win over Brooklyn, putting them back in first place in the second half.

  • Star of the Game: Richard Fitts – 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 93 pitches (59 strikes). Fitts, who earned his first High-A win, has struck out 14 and allowed just one earned run over his first two starts at this level
  • Grant Richardson: 2-for-4, 1 home run (7), 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Richardson drove in two insurance runs with his eighth-inning homer
  • Carlos Narvaez: 1-for-4, 1 home run (10), 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Narvaez broke the 0-0 tie with a three-run bomb in the sixth
  • Welington Diaz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 15 pitches (6 strikes)
  • Nelson L. Alvarez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 19 pitches (8 strikes)
  • Nelvin Correa: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 10 pitches (7 strikes)

Tampa Tarpons (53-57): Tampa’s game against visiting Bradenton was postponed due to rain, and will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Felix Negueis hits a home run (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

FCL Yankees (37-16): The Yankees rallied for three runs in the seventh and beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in extra innings.

  • Star of the Game: Ronny Rojas – 1-for-4, 1 home run (4), 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Rojas came through with a two-run home run in the seventh inning with two outs to tie the game at three
  • Felix Negueis: 1-for-4, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
  • Luis Serna: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 9 K. Serna has compiled a 1.96 ERA over 41.1 innings this season and may be due for a late-season promotion to Low-A
  • Osiel Rodriguez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K. Rodriguez earned his sixth win of the season in long relief
  • Montana Semmel: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. Semmel locked down his third save with a clean 10th inning

DSL Yankees (29-27): A five-run fourth inning was more than enough as the Yanks shut down Mets 1, 5-0.

  • Star of the Game: Michael Peres – 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. Peres evened his record at 3-3 with dominant middle relief work
  • Keiner Delgado: 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
  • Gabriel Bersing: 1-for-3, 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Juan Matheus: 1-for-2, 1 home run (4), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Matheus has reached base safely in six of his last seven games
  • Jordarlin Mendoza: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jan Pena: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

DSL Bombers (26-32): The Bombers lost their fourth game in a row, 2-1 to Diamondbacks Black.

  • Star of the Game: Enmanuel Tejeda – 2-for-3, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout. While most of the Bombers have scuffled of late, Tejeda has quietly built a .942 OPS
  • Joel Mendez: 1-for-2, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Edinson Duran: 1-for-2, 1 double, 1 strikeout
  • Miguel Pozo: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K. Another Pozo start, another day without run support as the unlucky left-hander fell to 1-7
  • Alexis Paulino: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
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