For the first time this year, a Yankee affiliate got to play a home game on Saturday with the Tampa Tarpons hosting Lakeland. On Saturday, there was a four-hit game for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, an extra-inning ball game for Trenton, and a crooked inning on offense for Tampa. Plus, don’t forget about the show Aaron Judge put on in Baltimore. Time to look back at these games and more with our Pinstriped Performances:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (4-4) had a come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Orioles.
- Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs (1,2) and three RBIs (4,5,6). He hit a solo home run in the top of the first and a two-run home run in the third.
- Clint Frazier was 1-for-2 and hit the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth.
- DJ LeMahieu led the team in hits as he went 3-for-4.
- J.A. Happ took the no-decision in his start. He allowed two runs on five hits, struck out five, and walked two over 4.1 innings of work. 55 of his 88 pitches were for strikes.
- Adam Ottavino (1-0) took the win in relief. He struck out a batter and walked one in 1.2 hitless innings of work.
- Aroldis Chapman allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth. He picked up his second save of the year.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (1-2) were on the wrong end of an offensive slugfest as they lost 10-8 to the Buffalo Bisons.
- Trey Amburgey continued his strong start to the year in the leadoff spot. He went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in the top of the third (1).
- Gosuke Katoh went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in the fourth (1) that broke a 3-3 tie.
- Mandy Alvarez did not have a hit (0-for-3). However, he drove in two runs (2,3) on a pair of sacrifice flies.
- Chance Adams was unable to take advantage of that run support. He allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits, struck out four, and walked four over the course of three innings. 41 of his 80 pitches were for strikes.
- Raynel Espinal (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked three over 1.2 innings of work.
- Rex Brothers shined in his Yankees organizational debut. He threw 2.1 scoreless innings, allowed two hits, struck out five, and walked one.
- J.P. Feyereisen struck out a batter and walked one in a scoreless eighth.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (1-1) defeated the Erie Seawolves, 3-2, in 11 innings.
- Rashad Crawford went 2-for-4 and had an RBI single in the 10th that broke a scoreless tie (2).
- Ben Ruta had the other multi-hit game as he went 2-for-5 at the plate.
- Brody Koerner got the start and threw five shutout innings in a no-decision. He allowed three hits, struck out six batters, and walked two on 75 pitches (43 strikes).
- Domingo Acevedo followed up Koerner by throwing two perfect innings while striking out three.
- Trevor Lane kept the game scoreless as he threw two perfect innings of his own and struck out two.
- Daniel Alvarez (1-0) allowed a pair of unearned runs in extra innings on two hits. However, he did strike out three batters in the victory.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (1-2) picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 12-9.
- Dermis Garcia had a great night at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with a walk, had a two-run home run in the third (1), and drove in four runs (2,3,4,5).
- Steven Sensley went 1-for-5 with a two-run single in the fourth (2,3).
- Oswaldo Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double in the eighth (2).
- Isiah Gilliam was 0-for-2 with three walks, a stolen base, and an RBI (3).
- Welfrin Mateo went 1-for-4 and started the eight-run fourth inning with an RBI double (1).
- Glenn Otto got the no-decision in his start. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out seven, and walked two over four innings. 49 of his 78 pitches were for strikes.
- Anderson Severino (1-0) had a rough sixth inning, but managed to get the win. He allowed four runs on two hits, struck out a batter, and walked three over 1.1 innings.
- Greg Weissert struck out one hitter while not allowing a hit over the final two innings as he picked up his first save of the year.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (2-1) took their first loss of the season on Saturday as they were defeated 3-2 by the Columbia Fireflies.
- Nelson Gomez went 1-for-4 and drove in both runs for Charleston with a two-run single in the first (1,2).
- Eric Wagaman was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.
- Tanner Myatt took the no-decision in his Charleston debut. He allowed two runs on one hit, struck out three, and walked four over four innings. 38 of his 67 pitches went for strikes.
- Jio Orozco (0-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out four over four innings of work.