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New York Yankees starter Luis Severino delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during fourth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Monday April 16th, 2018

While the Tampa Tarpons had the night off on Monday, the New York Yankees and three of their minor league affiliates were in action. The big league club brought the offense to the ballpark and got the club’s only win of the night (1-3). Let’s take a look at some of the highlights around the organization from Monday night:

New York Yankees (MLB): After not playing the last two days because of rain, the Yankees (8-7) had a great night on offense in their 12-1 routing of the Miami Marlins

  • Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, two home runs (4,5), and three RBIs.
  • Aaron Judge hit a solo home run against Caleb Smith in the second (4) and he has now hit 60 home runs in his big league career. His current hit streak is up to 11 games.
  • Gary Sanchez was 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored, a walk, and three RBIs.
  • Luis Severino (2-1) bounced back in a big way. He went six innings, gave up one hit, struck out eight, and walked one on 86 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Tyler Austin and Miguel Andujar each went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run, a walk, and an RBI.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (7-4) did not have a strong night at the plate as they had five hits in a 6-1 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers.

  • Billy Fleming (2-for-4) had the lone multi-hit night for the Railriders.
  • Abiatal Avelino extended his hit streak to seven games with an RBI single in the fifth. He is now up to 12 RBIs on the season.
  • Chance Adams (0-1) was not able to go deep into the game tonight. He went 4.1 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked four on 96 pitches (58 strikes). He has eight walks in his first three starts this year.
  • Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 and was taken out of the game in the fifth inning for Cody Asche. But, according to Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it is not anything to worry about:

Trenton Thunder (Double-A):  The Thunder (5-5) could not recover from a bad first inning in their 8-3 loss to the Erie Seawolves.

  • Trey Amburgey got the Thunder on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run home run to right field. It was his second home run of the season.
  • Ben Ruta continued his strong start to the season with a 3-for-3 night (one walk). His batting average is now up to .419 on the season.
  • Gosuke Katoh was 2-for-5 out of the leadoff spot and had his first stolen base of the year.
  • Wil Carter (0-1) did not get out of the first inning in his start. He gave up six runs on four hits, struck out one, and walked three on 38 pitches (19 strikes).
  • James Reeves finished the night with a good outing out of the bullpen. In two innings, he gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out five.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (5-6) could not generate much offense in a 5-1 loss to the West Virginia Power.

  • Steven Sensley provided the lone offense for Charleston with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. The right fielder has now driven at least one run in three straight games.
  • Frederick Cuevas extended his hitting streak to eight games with a base hit in the fifth.
  • Daniel Ramos (1-1) went just three innings in his start. He gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out three, and walked three on 85 pitches (54 strikes) in the loss.
  • Chad Martin followed up Ramos by throwing three shutout innings. He walked two batters, but he also struck out five for the first time since he was with Short-Season Staten Island (September 3, 2016).
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