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Chris Gittens was the only Trenton Thunder player with two hits in this morning's game (Photo by Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Monday, April 8, 2019

Chris Gittens hit the go-ahead two-run home run and drove in three runs in Trenton’s win on Monday. (Photo by Martin Griff)

On Monday night, all four games that were played in the New York Yankees organization were decided by two runs or fewer. While three teams were on the losing end of those close games, Trenton found a way to come back thanks to their first baseman. Find out more about these games in our Pinstriped Performances and be sure to vote for your Performer of the Night:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (5-5) lost their series opener against the Houston Astros, 4-3.

  • Aaron Judge was 2-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in the top of the fifth (3) that broke a 1-1 tie.
  • Clint Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the sixth (9).
  • Luke Voit was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the third (9).
  • DJ LeMahieu had the other extra-base hit as he went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Masahiro Tanaka took the no-decision in a strong outing. He allowed one run on three hits, struck out three, and walked two over six innings. 50 of his 78 pitches were for strikes.
  • Zach Britton only got two outs in the seventh as the Yankees could not hold a 3-1 lead. Britton allowed two runs on two hits and walked a batter.
  • Adam Ottavino (1-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out four, and walked one over the final 1.1 innings of the game.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (2-3) dropped their series opener to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 5-4.

Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-4 and had an RBI double in the top of the first (4) (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Ryan McBroom was 1-for-4 and got the scoring started with an RBI single in the top of the first (1).
  • Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the first (1).
  • Matt Lipka went 1-for-3 and had an RBI groundout in the second (3). He’s hitting .357 on the young season.
  • Billy Burns was 1-for-3 with a triple out of the number nine spot in the order.
  • Mike Ford continues to hit as he went 2-for-4 to move his average to .412.
  • It was a rough Yankees organizational debut for Drew Hutchison (0-1). He allowed five runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked five over 4.2 innings in a loss. 54 of his 94 pitches were strikes.
  • J.P. Feyereisen came in after Hutchison and kept the team in the game with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit and struck out three.
  • Joe Harvey threw a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (2-2) rallied for a 4-3 win over the Akron Rubberducks.


Garrett Whitlock had a quality start for Trenton in a no-decision. He allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and struck out four over six innings. 60 of his 80 pitches were for strikes. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Chris Gittens provided most of the offense. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double in the top of the fourth, and a go-ahead two-run home run (1) in the eighth. He is up to three RBIs on the year.
  • Jhalan Jackson was 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the fourth (2).
  • Ben Ruta went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.
  • Brandon Wagner was 1-for-4 and also had a double.
  • David Sosebee (1-0) got the win in relief. He threw two scoreless innings, allowed one hit, and walked one while striking out four.
  • Daniel Alvarez struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (2-3) were shut out by the St. Lucie Mets, 2-0.

Brooks Kriske allowed just one hit in the final three innings of the game for Tampa. He struck out four and walking one. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Matt Pita had the only extra-base hit for the Tarpons as he went 1-for-2 with a double.
  • Chris Hess and Dermis Garcia had the other two hits for Tampa (both went 1-for-3).
  • Miguel Yajure (0-1) took the loss in a rain-shortened start. He allowed two runs on four hits, struck out a batter, and walked two over three innings. 39 of his 61 pitches were strikes.
  • Bryan Blanton came in after the delay. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one over three scoreless innings of relief.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (3-1) had their series opener against the Asheville Tourists postponed due to inclement weather. They will play a doubleheader on Tuesday with Game 1 beginning at 5 p.m ET.


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