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Yankees Prospect Leonardo Molina with the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2014 (Bryan Green)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances – Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let’s take a look at some of the top performances by New York Yankees prospects yesterday across the farm system.

Leonardo Molina, CF, Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): Leonardo led Pulaski to a 5-3 victory over the Bluefield Blue Jays. Molina gave Pulaski an early lead as he slugged his fifth home run of the season off of Bluefield starter, Yennsy Diaz, in the bottom of the second inning. He finished the game going 2-3 with two runs scored, two runs batted in, and a walk.

Mark Montgomery, RP, Trenton Thunder (Double A): Mark worked two innings in Trenton’s 3-1 loss to the Hartford Yard Goats. Montgomery replaced Kyle Haynes in the bottom of the seventh inning. After immediately giving up an infield single, he retired the next three batters in order via sacrifice bunt, fly out to center field and a swinging strikeout. Mark returned in the bottom of the eighth to record three more strikeouts in a perfect inning of work.

Pete Kozma, 1B, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A): Pete was one of three RailRiders who had an outstanding performance in Scranton’s 4-0 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox. Kozma went 2-4 with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored.

Rob Refsnyder, 2B, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A): Rob reached base in all four of his plate appearances against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Refsnyder had three singles, a double, and scored a run.

Jordan Montgomery, SP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A): The southpaw lowered his Triple A ERA to 0.71 with an absolutely dominant performance. Montgomery allowed three scattered hits over seven scoreless innings of work. He permitted just one walk and struck out eight. With the win, Jordan improves to 3-1 on the season.

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