There were only three games in action in the New York Yankees minor league system on Monday. The Thunder used the long ball to help them secure a narrow victory and the Riverdogs had a pair of five-run innings in their victory. Meanwhile, a Yankees outfielder began his rehab assignment in Tampa. Check out how he did and more in our Pinstriped Performances and vote for your Pinstriped Performer of the Night:
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Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (17-10) used three solo home runs to defeat the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 3-2.
- Angel Aguilar was 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run in the fourth (1).
- Jorge Saez went 1-for-4 and followed up the Aguilar home run with one of his own (4).
- Brody Koerner took the no-decision in his start. He allowed two runs on six hits, struck out three, and walked four over five innings. 50 of his 93 pitches were for strikes. He has a 1.88 ERA in five starts with the Thunder.
- Brooks Kriske came in after Koerner. He allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one over two scoreless innings. 18 of his 27 pitches were for strikes and he hasn’t allowed an earned run in ten outings in the Yankees system this year.
- Daniel Alvarez (5-0) struck out two batters and did not allow a run in the final two innings as he picked up the win. He has not allowed an earned run in his last five outings. 13 of his 19 pitches were strikes.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (14-17) allowed four runs in the ninth inning in a 5-3 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays.
- Jason Lopez was 1-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly in the seventh (9).
- Max Burt went 1-for-3 and got the Tarpons on the board with an RBI single in the sixth (6).
- Isiah Gilliam was 1-for-3 with a double.
- Aaron Hicks began his rehab assignment and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Jefry Valdez got the start for Tampa. He allowed no runs on three hits, struck out four, and walked two in 3.1 innings of work. 27 of his 51 pitches were for strikes. He got the start because Clarke Schmidt was placed on the seven-day IL on Monday:
- OF Aaron Hicks (#31) added on Major League Rehab Assignment.
– RHP Clarke Schmidt placed on the 7-Day Injured List (retroactive to 5/3)
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- Bryan Blanton came in after Valdez. He allowed one unearned run on two hits, struck out three, and walked one over 3.1 innings. 29 of his 46 pitches were for strikes.
- Hobie Harris (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs on four hits, struck out three, and walked two over two innings. 30 of his 54 pitches were for strikes.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (17-14) picked up a 12-4 win over the Greenville Drive.
- Wilkerman Garcia went 2-for-5 with a walk, a two-run home run in the fourth (2), and three RBIs (6,7,8). He has two home runs in his last three games.
- Kyle Gray was 2-for-6 with a double and two RBIs (12,13). He has four RBIs in his last four games.
- Mickey Gasper went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI single in the first (6). He has had two hits in each of the last four games.
- Eduardo Torrealba was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the seventh (4). He’s driven in a run in three of his last five games.
- Brandon Lockridge was 3-for-5 with a walk and a double out of the leadoff spot. He is on a five-game hit streak.
- Roansy Contreras (3-1) won the game in his start. He allowed three runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked one over 5.2 innings. 54 of his 87 pitches were for strikes. He’s allowed three runs or less in each of his five starts.
- Carlos Espinal came in after Contreras. He allowed an unearned run on two hits, struck out four, and walked one over 1.2 innings. He has 18 K’s in four relief appearances with Charleston.
- Dalton Higgins allowed one hit and struck out two over the final 1.2 innings. He has not allowed a run in six straight appearances.