On the first day of September, the New York Yankees combined to go 4-2 in the six games that were played. There were four combined shutouts and the New York team won two of those games. As for the other two games, the Yankees affiliate held the opponent to one run. In one of those games, a reliever got 8 of his 11 outs via strikeout. Find out who that pitcher was and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (86-50) won a pitchers duel against the Detroit Tigers, 2-1.
- Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth (22).
- Aaron Hicks was 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Masahiro Tanaka (10-5) went seven innings in his start. He allowed one run on seven hits, struck out six, and walked one on 96 pitches (67 strikes) in the win.
- Jonathan Holder allowed a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless eighth.
- Dellin Betances allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the ninth for his second save.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (71-65) were held to six hits in a 3-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox.
- Ryan McBroom was 1-for-4 with a double.
- Nestor Cortes (6-6) took the loss in his start. He went five innings, allowed three runs on five hits, struck out six, and walked two on 83 pitches (50 strikes).
- Cale Coshow walked a batter and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning.
- Chance Adams struck out a batter over two perfect innings of relief.
- Brady Lail struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (77-61) held the Reading Fightin’ Phils to five hits in a 3-0 win.
- Jorge Saez was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the seventh (5) that got Trenton on the board.
- Trevor Stephan threw 5.1 scoreless innings in his start. He allowed five hits, struck out eight, and walked one on 91 pitches (63 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Justin Kamplain (1-1) won the game in relief. He threw 3.2 perfect innings and struck out four.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (70-66) held the Bradenton Marauders to four hits in a 2-0 win.
- Dom Thompson-Williams went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the fifth (65).
- Diego Castillo was 1-for-4 with a double.
- Estevan Florial had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
- Reiver Sanmartin (2-0) threw six shutout innings in a win. He allowed three hits and struck out five on 78 pitches (58 strikes).
- Kaleb Ort struck out two batters and walked one over two hitless innings of relief.
- Kyle Zurak allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning for his first save with the Tarpons.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (62-72) were held to two hits in an 8-0 loss to the West Virginia Power.
- Leonardo Molina had the other hit (1-for-3).
- Nolan Martinez (0-4) took the loss in his start. He went 5.1 innings, allowed six runs on nine hits, struck out two, and walked three on 82 pitches (52 strikes).
- Dalton Higgins struck out two batters and did not allow a hit in the final two innings.
Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (37-34) won their series opener against the Brooklyn Cyclones, 3-1.
- Eric Wagaman went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the first (17).
- Alex Junior went 0-for-3 with two walks.
- Matt Sauer (3-6) went 5.1 innings, allowed an unearned run on five hits, struck out a batter, and walked two on 91 pitches (55 strikes).
- Aaron McGarity pitched the final 3.2 innings as he got his third save. He allowed two hits and struck out a career-high eight batters. 35 of his 49 pitches were for strikes.