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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Thairo Estrada was 3-for-5, hit two home runs, and drove in three runs in Scranton Wilkes-Barre’s win on Saturday (Matt Bufano)

In the New York Yankees organization on Sunday, one pitcher returned to the major league mound and put up a quality outing. Meanwhile, there were two one-run games in Trenton and one player hit a pair of home runs for Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Check out who shined in those games and more in our Pinstriped Performances. Remember to vote on who you think was the Pinstriped Performer of the Night below:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (6-8) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. They combined to only allow one hit.

  • Aaron Judge was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth (4).
  • Luke Voit broke a scoreless tie in the seventh with a pinch-hit RBI single (13).
  • Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in the seventh (1).
  • Tyler Wade was 0-for-2. However, he drove in his first run of the year on a sacrifice bunt in the seventh.
  • CC Sabathia was great in his return to the mound. He allowed one hit and struck out three over five shutout innings. 42 of his 62 pitches were for strikes.
  • Domingo German (3-0) came in after Sabathia and got the win. He struck out four batters over two perfect innings.
  • Zack Britton allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the eighth.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (6-4) defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 10-4. They have won three straight games.

Ryan McBroom was 2-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored and he hit a solo home run (1) in the bottom of the third. (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Thairo Estrada had a great game out of the leadoff spot. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs (2,3) and three RBIs (2,3,4).
  • Gosuke Katoh was 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the third (3). He is up to nine RBIs on the year.
  • Billy Burns went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a two-run double in the second that got the scoring started (2,3).
  • Billy Fleming had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Drew Hutchison (1-1) threw six shutout innings in a victory. He allowed two hits, struck out eight, and walked four. 54 of his 89 pitches went for strikes.
  • Rex Brothers threw a 1-2-3 eighth inning.
  • J.P. Feyereisen allowed one run on two hits and struck out two batters in the ninth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (5-3) won the suspended game from Friday against the Portland Sea Dogs, 3-2 in 10 innings. In the regularly scheduled game, Trenton won 1-0 in seven innings.

Suspended Game

Kaleb Ort was dominant out of the bullpen for Trenton. He threw two perfect innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Albert Abreu started the resumption of the game. He allowed two runs on five hits, struck out five, and walked three over four innings. 54 of his 88 pitches were for strikes.

  • Ben Ruta finished the game going 2-for-4 at the plate with a walk and an RBI (1).
  • Wendell Rijo had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Brandon Wagner was 0-for-2. However, he drove in two runs (1,2) including a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the tenth.
  • Daniel Alvarez (2-0) was the winning pitcher out of the bullpen. He struck out two batters and walked one while not allowing a hit in the 10th.

Game 2

Garrett Whitlock (1-0) threw six shutout innings in the win for Trenton. He allowed three hits, struck out six, and walked two. 58 of his 87 pitches were for strikes. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Brandon Wagner went 1-for-2 and provided the only offense of the game with a solo home run (1) in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Welfrin Mateo had the other hit for Trenton as he went 1-for-2 with a stolen base.
  • Trevor Lane allowed a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless seventh. Lane picked up his first save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (3-7) were defeated by the Daytona Tortugas, 7-6.

Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-4 and has a multi-hit game in four of his last five games. He’s hitting .424 on the year. (Mark LoMoglio/ Tampa Tarpons)

  • Jason Lopez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in the fourth (1).
  • Steven Sensley was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the sixth (1).
  • David Metzgar was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the second (3).
  • Miguel Yajure (0-2) took the loss in his start. He allowed five runs (two earned) on nine hits, struck out three, and walked one over six innings. 55 of his 85 pitches were for strikes.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (5-4) were shut out by the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 5-0.

Daniel Bies finished the game for Charleston. He allowed three runs on four hits, struck out seven, and walked two in five innings of work. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Eric Wagaman had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4.
  • Luis Gil (0-1) took the loss in his start. He allowed two runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked two in four innings. 49 of his 75 pitches were for strikes.


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