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    Pinstriped Performances: Monday, May 28, 2018

    On this Memorial Day, the New York Yankees had four teams take the field as the Tampa Tarpons had the afternoon off. While the big league and Triple-A teams lost, the Double-A and Single-A squads helped even up the record to 2-2 on the afternoon. Trenton saw the return of one of their top pitchers and a Charleston pitcher picked up his first win in almost a month. Check out the other key performers from today’s action:

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (33-17) dropped their series opener to the Houston Astros, 5-1.

    • Greg Bird went 2-for-4 and provided the lone run of the day in the bottom of the seventh with his solo home run (1) against Justin Verlander.
    • Didi Gregorius had the other multi-hit day of the afternoon (2-for-4, stolen base).
    • Domingo German (0-3) got the start and made one mistake when he gave up a three-run home run in the second. He went 5.2 innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits, struck out seven, and walked two on 104 pitches (66 strikes) in the loss.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (22-27) were blown out by the Syracuse Chiefs in the series finale, 14-4.

    Clint Frazier went 4-for-5 and stole two bases in Scranton’s loss to Syracuse (Cheryl Pursell)
    • Mike Ford (2-for-4) got his lone RBI of the game (22) when he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the first.
    • Rey Navarro went 1-for-3 with a walk and he had had an RBI single in the same inning (7).
    • Ryan McBroom did not have a hit (0-for-2). However, he drove in a run with a sacrifice fly (13).
    • Justus Sheffield got the start for the RailRiders. He went four innings, gave up one run on four hits, struck out four, and walked two on 75 pitches (49 strikes).
    • Brady Lail (4-3) took the loss out of the bullpen. In 1.1 innings, he gave up two runs on three hits and struck out two batters. The bullpen as a whole gave up 13 runs in the final five innings.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (31-19) hung on to defeat the Erie Seawolves, 6-5, and they completed the four-game sweep.

    Zack Zehner went 2-for-4 and his grand slam in the top of the seventh (1) helped Trenton complete the series sweep. (Martin Griff)
    • Chris Gittens (1-for-3, walk) hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth (5).
    • Billy Fleming (1-for-3) got the Thunder on the board in the seventh with an RBI single (4).
    • Jeff Hendrix (2-for-4) and Trey Amburgey (2-for-4) had the other multi-hit games of the afternoon in the win.
    • Ryan Bollinger got the start for the Thunder. In five innings, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out five, and walked three on 73 pitches (41 strikes).
    • Domingo Acevedo (1-1) made his first appearance since April 11. He didn’t allow a hit in three innings and he struck out three on 38 pitches (26 strikes).

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (23-26) held the Hickory Crawdads to four hits in their 3-1 win.

    Pablo Olivares‘s RBI single in the top of the first (8) got the scoring started in Charleston’s victory. (Jerry Coli)
    • Oswaldo Cabrera had three of the team’s seven hits (3-for-4).
    • Dalton Lehnen (3-3) had a strong outing for Charleston. In six innings, he gave up one hit, struck out seven, and walked four on 89 pitches (53 strikes).
    • Greg Weissert came in after Lehnen. He gave up two hits and struck out four over two shutout innings.
    • Kyle Zurak gave up an unearned run on one hit and walked a batter in the ninth. He was able to hold the lead and pick up his second save of the season.