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Pinstriped Performances: Monday May 7th, 2018

With the New York Yankees having the night off, it was a minor league Monday as the four affiliates were all in action. The affiliates combined for a 3-1 record as Tampa took the lone loss of the evening. Meanwhile, Trenton and Charleston continued their win streaks and the Scranton Wilkes-Barre offense broke out in a big way. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from the night’s action.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (14-16) snapped their three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Syracuse Chiefs.

  • Mike Ford went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and drove in three runs (11,12,13). One of his walks in the top of the fifth tied the game at three.
  • Kyle Higashioka (1-for-4) hit a two-run double in the fifth to give the Railriders the lead (14,15).
  • Tyler Wade was 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double, and two RBIs (3,4) out of the leadoff spot.
  • Clint Frazier had the other multi-hit game of the night (2-for-5, run scored).
  • Daniel Camarena (2-1) ended up getting the win. He went five innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked four on 75 pitches (40 strikes).
  • Brady Lail and Cale Coshow shut out the Chiefs over the final four innings.
  • Lail gave up one hit while striking out two and walking two over two innings while Coshow gave up one hit in the final two innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (19-10) continue to roll as they extended their win streak to six games with a 4-3 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils.

  • Brian Keller (2-2) went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 101 pitches (66 strikes) in the win.
  • All four runs for Trenton came in the fourth inning. Trey Amburgey started the scoring with an RBI single (7).
  • Mandy Alvarez (1-for-2, run scored) followed that up with a base hit of his own to tie the game (11).
  • Ben Ruta (1-for-3) capped the scoring off with a two-run double (5,6) and he’s now hitting .347 this season.
  • Matt Frawley gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth during his Trenton debut.
  • Jordan Foley struck out one and allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth as he picked up his fourth save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (17-14) dropped the series opener to the Daytona Tortugas, 4-1.

  • Francisco Diaz drove him the lone run of the night for Tampa with an RBI single in the top of the second inning (7).
  • Diego Castillo (2-for-4, run scored) had the only multi-hit night of the game on a night where the Tarpons had seven hits.
  • Trevor Stephan (2-1) picked up his first loss in the Florida State League. He went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out four, and walked four on 91 pitches (51 strikes).
  • In his Tarpons debut out of the bullpen, Paul Young struck out two batters, walked one and gave up a hit in 0.2 innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (16-15) wrapped up their series against the Lexington Legends with a 3-2 win.

  • Leonardo Molina was the hero as his RBI single in the bottom of the ninth sealed the win for Charleston (10). The left fielder has five RBIs in his last three games.
  • Jason Lopez (1-for-3) tied the game in the fifth with a solo home run to left field (2).
  • Dalton Blaser came off the bench for Steven Sensley and went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI single in the sixth.
  • Chris Hess went 2-for-4 at the plate and is now hitting .333 this season.
  • Rony Garcia pitched well in a no-decision. In seven innings, he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 90 pitches (63 strikes). It is the first time he’s finished seven innings in a game since July 28, 2016 (DSL Yankees).
  • Greg Weissert (1-2) picked up the win in relief. He gave up a hit and struck out three over the final two innings.