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Albert Abreu pitching in the instructional league (Bryan Green)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Monday, September 3, 2018

On the final day of the minor league season, there were five games played in the New York Yankees organization. The teams combined to go 3-2 in those games. One top pitching prospect had a good double-A debut and a Charleston player finished his season with a multi-home run game. Also, one Scranton Wilkes-Barre pitcher continued to be great on the mound. Check out more about these games with our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (86-52) lost the series opener to the Oakland Athletics, 6-3.

  • Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the top of the second (7).
  • Aaron Hicks was 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in the first (66).
  • Brett Gardner was 1-for-3 with a double.
  • C.C. Sabathia (7-6) took the loss in his start. He went 3.1 innings, allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits, struck out four, and walked two on 66 pitches (45 strikes).
  • A.J. Cole allowed one run on two hits and walked a batter over 1.2 innings of relief.
  • Chad Green struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 sixth inning.
  • Jonathan Loaisiga allowed one hit and struck out four batters over two scoreless innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The RailRiders (73-65) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-1. They will begin their postseason series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Wednesday.

Yankees

LJ Mazzilli went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in the top of the ninth (7). (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Wilkin Castillo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth (2).
  • Mark Payton was 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in the seventh (25).
  • Zack Zehner was 1-for-5 with an RBI groundout in the sixth (42).
  • Mike King (4-0) continued his Triple-A success. He went six innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out four, and walked two on 86 pitches (54 strikes).
  • Chance Adams allowed one hit in a scoreless seventh.
  • David Sosebee walked a batter and struck out one in a scoreless eighth.
  • Brady Lail struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (79-61) won the final game of the regular season in walk-off fashion, 2-1, against the Reading Fightin’ Phils. They will open up the playoffs on Wednesday against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Jeff Hendrix was 1-for-4 and had the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Angel Aguilar went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in the third (1).
  • Jhalan Jackson was 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.
  • Albert Abreu shined in his Trenton debut. He threw five no-hit innings, struck out four, and walked one on 62 pitches (44 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Matt Frawley threw three shutout innings of relief. He allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one.
  • Hobie Harris (1-1) took the win. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out two, and walked one.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (64-72) wrapped up their season with a 7-4 win over the West Virginia Power.

Dermis Garcia went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth and a two-run home run in the eighth (14, 15) and he drove in four runs (47,48,49,50) (Bryan Green)

  • Carlos Vidal was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the third (27).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in the third (48).
  • Miguel Yajure took a no-decision in his start. He went five innings, allowed four runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked one on 60 pitches (41 strikes).
  • Daniel Ramos (8-2) won the game in relief. He allowed two hits and struck out five over three scoreless innings.
  • Daniel Alvarez struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save of the year.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (37-36) lost 5-4 to the Brooklyn Cyclones in 10 innings as their season came to a close.

Eric Wagaman went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in the top of the eighth (18). (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Junior Soto was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and an RBI single in the sixth (27).
  • Jesus Bastidas went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the fourth (16).
  • Drew Finley got the start for Staten Island. He went 2.2 innings, allowed one run on two hits, struck out two, and walked one on 46 pitches (30 strikes).
  • Abel Duarte allowed three hits and struck out four over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Garrett Mundell (4-3) took the loss in relief. In two innings of work, he allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits, struck out two, and walked two.
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