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Pinstriped Performances: Monday April 23rd, 2018

Monday night would be classified as a winning night for the New York Yankees organization. Although Charleston was postponed due to rain, the other four teams were able to pick up wins. The big league club was able to power their way to a win while there was a pair of great pitching performances in the minor leagues. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances of the night:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (12-9) brought the bats to the Bronx on Monday night with a 14-1 blowout win over the Minnesota Twins.

  • Giancarlo Stanton had his best game as a Yankee. He was 4-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, two RBIs (13,14) and a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (5).
  • Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5 at the plate with a run scored, a double, and a home run (3). He has now recorded an extra-base hit in seven straight games and he has a seven-game hitting streak.
  • The Yankees hit four home runs as a team, including a grand slam by Didi Gregorius (7) and a two-run home run from Tyler Austin (4) in the bottom of the eighth. Both of them led the team with four RBIs apiece.
  • In that same eighth inning, Gleyber Torres picked up his first major league hit, a single to center.
  • Masahiro Tanaka (3-2) was able to take advantage of all of that run support. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up one run on three hits, struck out five, and walked two on 91 pitches (55 strikes) in the win.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (9-8) hit three home runs as part of their 9-0 win over the Columbus Clippers.

  • Josh Rogers (2-1) shut down the Clippers offense all night long. He gave up two hits and struck out seven batters over seven innings on 85 pitches (56 strikes) in the win.
  • Erik Kratz had a 4-for-4 night with one run scored, a walk, and a solo home run (2) in the bottom of the second.
  • Mike Ford went 3-for-5 with a couple of runs scored and an RBI (6).
  • Zack Zehner didn’t record a hit (0-for-3), but he still had three RBIs (6,7,8) thanks to a walk, sacrifice fly, and reaching on a fielder’s choice.
  • Ryan McBroom (2) and Cody Asche (1) had the other two home runs for the Railriders tonight.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (10-7) got all of their runs in the first inning in a 3-1 win over the Harrisburg Senators. They have now won three straight games.

  • Erik Swanson (4-0) had a dominant night on the mound. He went seven innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out 11, and walked one on 89 pitches (66 strikes) in the win. The 11 K’s are a new career-high and he has a 0.87 ERA on the season.
  • Matt Snyder (1-for-4, run scored) got the Thunder on the board with an RBI single (1).
  • Bruce Caldwell had only one official at-bat due to drawing two walks, but the one at-bat was a two-run single (5,6). He has four RBIs in his last two games.
  • Caleb Frare gave up two hits, walked two batters, and struck out one over two innings as he picked up his second save of the season.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (9-9) got their record back to .500 with a 6-4 win in their series opener against the Bradenton Marauders.

  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-4, walk, run scored, stolen base) had the game-winning hit with a bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh (5,6,7).
  • Adonis Rosa (2-1) went 6.2 innings, gave up four runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked one on 98 pitches (63 strikes) in the win.
  • Isiah Gilliam tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth (14).
  • The only two multi-hit games of the night came from Alexander Palma (2-for-4, double) and Francisco Diaz (2-for-3, walk, run scored).
  • Matt Frawley got the last six outs of the game (four strikeouts, one walk) and picked up his first save of the season.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (7-10) had their series opener against the Columbia Fireflies postponed. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow with Game 1 beginning at 6 p.m ET.