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Yankees prospect Albert Abreu underwent appendix surgery on Wednesday.(Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Sunday April 29th, 2018

While six games were on the schedule in the New York Yankees organization on Sunday, only five of them were finished (Double-A Trenton had their game suspended). In those five games, the teams combined for a 2-3 record. While the big league club finished its West Coast series, one top pitching prospect made his 2018 debut in Tampa. Check out some of the key performances from the day’s matchups:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (18-9) completed the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a 2-1 win Sunday night. They have now won nine games in a row.

  • Gary Sanchez provided the lone offense of the night with his two-run home run in the top of the fourth (7).
  • It was all the runs that CC Sabathia (2-0) would need. He went seven innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out four, and walked one on 97 pitches (64 strikes) in the win.
  • Aroldis Chapman walked a batter and struck out two in the ninth as he picked up his sixth save of the season.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): In their doubleheader against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Railriders (10-12) didn’t score a run as they lost 4-0 in Game 1 and 3-0 in Game 2.

Game 1

  • Out of the six hits in this game, only two of them went for extra bases. Those doubles came from Brandon Drury and L.J. Mazzilli.
  • Chance Adams (0-2) went the distance in this game. In six innings, he gave up four runs on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 92 pitches (58 strikes) in the loss.

Game 2

  • In Game 2, the Railriders managed only three hits. Brandon Drury did have one of those hits with a double in the first inning.
  • The other two hits from Scranton were singles by Zack Zehner and Ryan McBroom in the seventh.
  • Ryan Bollinger (0-1) got the start in this game. He went four innings, gave up three runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked one on 74 pitches (51 strikes) in the loss.
  • After Bollinger, Raynel Espinal and Oliver Perez combined to strike out five batters and give up one hit over the final two innings. Espinal had three K’s while Perez had two.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (12-9) had their game against the New Hampshire Fishercats suspended due to wet grounds. Trenton has a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third. The game will be completed on July 17 at 5:05 p.m ET as part of a doubleheader.

  • Erik Swanson did walk three batters in two innings. However, he struck out three Fishercats and only gave up one hit.
  • The Thunder got on the board in the top of the second with RBI singles from Ryan Lidge (2) and Vicente Conde (6).
  • Mandy Alvarez added onto the lead one inning later with an infield single that drove in a run (9).

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (14-10) wrapped up the month of April with a 9-5 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

  • Adam Lind went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored and a two-run home run that he hit in the fifth (1). He is 10-for-17 at the plate since joining the Tarpons.
  • Before Lind’s home run, Clint Frazier hit a solo shot for his first home run of the season. He was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the win.
  • The other home run came off the bat of Isiah Gilliam. The right-fielder hit his third home run of the year, a solo shot, in the fourth. He was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Estevan Florial was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. It was his first three-hit performance of the year.
  • Albert Abreu made his 2018 debut on the mound. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out three batters on 61 pitches (40 strikes) over 3.2 innings.
  • Adonis Rosa (3-1) finished the game and ended up getting the win. In 5.1 innings, he gave up four runs on 12 hits, struck out five batters, and walked one.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (11-13) gave up both runs in the eighth inning in their 2-0 loss to the Greenville Drive.

  • Nick Nelson was dominant in this game and did not pick up the win. He gave up two hits and struck out five batters on 94 pitches (59 strikes) over seven innings. He has given up just three runs in his last 23 innings on the mound.
  • The two players who had multi-hit games for the Riverdogs were David Metzgar (2-for-3) and Ricardo Ferreira (2-for-3, double, stolen base).
  • Kyle Zurak (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits in the eighth inning and took the loss.
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