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Pinstriped Performances: Saturday April 28th, 2018

While Triple-A Scranton had their game postponed, the rest of the New York Yankees organization enjoyed a winning night as all four teams in action won their games. One prospect had a multi-home run game in Charleston while a shortstop in Trenton had one of his best games of the season. Meanwhile, the big league club continues to be on a roll. Check out some of the key performances from Saturday’s action.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (17-9) blew out the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,  11-1. They have now won eight consecutive games.

  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, triple, run scored, two walks) ended up being the team leader in RBIs on the night with three (9,10,11).
  • Aaron Judge was 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI single in the top of the second (18).
  • Neil Walker went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and had a pair of RBIs (5,6). It is the first multi-hit game of his Yankee career.
  • Miguel Andujar continues to pile up the extra-base hits. He went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI (12).
  • Masahiro Tanaka (4-2) took advantage of the early run support he got. He went six innings, gave up one run (solo home run) on two hits, struck out nine, and walked two on 88 pitches (59 strikes) in the win.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders had their game against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow with Game 1 beginning at 1:35 p.m ET.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (12-9) used a seven-run fourth inning to defeat the New Hampshire Fishercats, 10-6.

  • Vicente Conde had his best night of the season. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and drove in four runs (2,3,4,5). His two-run home run in the third (1) gave the Thunder a 2-1 lead.
  • Jhalan Jackson was 1-for-5 with a run scored, but his one hit was a two-run home run in the fourth (7).
  • Chace Numata was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and he had one double out of the number eight spot in the lineup.
  • Will Carter got the start and went 4.2 innings. He gave up six runs (two earned) on six hits, struck out one batter, and walked three on 81 pitches (47 strikes).
  • Despite not recording a strikeout and walking three batters in 1.1 innings of relief, Stephen Tarpley (2-0) picked up the win.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (13-10) came from behind to defeat the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 5-4.

  • Alexander Palma was 3-for-4 with a run scored and had what ended up being the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh (4).
  • Angel Aguilar also went 3-for-4 and he had a double as well as a pair of RBIs (9,10).
  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-4, run scored, stolen base) tied the game at three with a solo home run (2) to right in the seventh.
  • Nick Green didn’t get the win but he battled back after a rough first inning. He went 6.2 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out eight, and walked four on 105 pitches (65 strikes) in a no-decision. The eight K’s were a season-high.
  • Alexander Vargas (1-0) gave up one run on one hit while walking one in one inning and picked up the win.
  • Phillip Diehl threw 1.1 scoreless innings, gave up one hit, and struck out two as he picked up his second save of the season.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (11-12) defeated the Greenville Drive by a final score of 7-2.

  • Wilkerman Garcia was the star of the night for Charleston. He went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and hit a pair of home runs (3,4). He hit a solo home run in the fifth and a two-run homer in the seventh.
  • Dalton Blaser had the other multi-hit game of the evening. The first baseman went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (3).
  • Garrett Whitlock shut out the Drive over five innings. He gave up two hits and struck out seven on 78 pitches (56 strikes) in a no-decision. He has not given up a run in his last three starts.
  • Anderson Severino (1-0) won the game despite giving up two runs on two hits and walking three batters in an inning. He also struck out two Greenville hitters.
  • Chad Martin and Matt Wivinis combined to not give up a hit over the final three innings and they both have yet to give up an earned run this year. Martin struck out three batters while Wivinis struck out two.
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