Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Feature Sized –Trenton Thunder’s Jorge Saez against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on July 20, 2017. (Martin Griff)

On Sunday, there were only six games played in the New York Yankees organization. However, it was a winning day as the affiliates combined for a 4-2 record. One pitcher got his first Triple-A win while a Trenton catcher had two home runs in a losing effort. Meanwhile, a Pulaski pitcher tied a career-high and season-high for strikeouts in a game. Find out about those players and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (74-43) picked up a 7-3 win in their series finale with the Texas Rangers.

  • Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the first (30).
  • Aaron Hicks was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the fifth (54,55).
  • Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth (21).
  • Brett Gardner was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI (35).
  • Austin Romine also had a multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Miguel Andujar drove in a run on a groundout in the fifth (56).
  • C.C. Sabathia (7-4) threw six shutout innings in a win. He allowed one hit, struck out seven, and walked three on 97 pitches (61 strikes).
  • Jonathan Holder struck out four batters and walked two without allowing a hit over the final two innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (61-56) defeated the Durham Bulls, 6-3.

Michael King (1-0) picked up his first win at Triple-A. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked one on 100 pitches (70 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Mark Payton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the top of the second (6).
  • Zack Zehner (1-for-4) also hit a two-run home run in the second (8).
  • Tyler Wade (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the second (3).
  • Mike Ford was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the sixth (16).
  • Joe Harvey pitched the final 2.1 innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out two batters.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (65-53) lost 6-3 to the Harrisburg Senators.

Adonis Rosa (0-2) had a quality start in a loss. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up three runs on four hits and struck out four on 73 pitches (51 strikes) (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Jorge Saez went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs (2,3) and three RBIs (9,10,11). He hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh and a two-run home run in the eighth.
  • Bruce Caldwell was 2-for-3 with two walks.
  • Jeff Hendrix (2-for-2, walk) and Trey Amburgey (2-for-5, stolen base) had multi-hit games.
  • Matt Wivinis allowed one run on three hits in the eighth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (58-61) had their game against the Bradenton Marauders suspended due to rain in the top of the first. They will resume the game as part of a doubleheader on August 31.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (54-62) lost 3-1 to the Hagerstown Suns.

Carlos Vidal had the only multi-hit game for Charleston as he went 2-for-4 with a double. (Martin Griff)

  • Mitchell Hansen was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth (5).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-3, walk) and Welfrin Mateo (1-for-4) had the other hits for Charleston.
  • Reiver Sanmartin (2-5) went six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, and struck out six on 87 pitches (59 strikes) in a win.
  • Anderson Severino allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out a batter over two scoreless innings of relief.
  • Carlos Espinal struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (27-26) defeated the Connecticut Tigers, 3-2, in eight innings. Game 2 of their doubleheader was canceled due to rain.

Josh Breaux went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs (7,8). His RBI double in the eighth broke a 1-1 tie. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Jesus Bastidas was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth (11).
  • Alex Junior went 2-for-3 with a double.
  • Matt Sauer went 6.1 innings in his start. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 83 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Brooks Kriske (1-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out two over the final 1.2 innings as he got the win.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (25-27) defeated the Danville Braves, 2-1.

  • Jordan Scott was 1-for-2 with a walk and hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth (2).
  • Miguel Torres (0-for-2) drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh (1).
  • Max Burt had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Ezequiel Duran had the other hit for Pulaski (1-for-4).
  • Alexander Vizcaino went six innings, gave up one run on three hits, and struck out nine on 80 pitches (51 strikes) in a no-decision. The nine K’s ties a career-high.
  • Marcus Evey (2-1) got the win in relief. He allowed two hits, struck out five, and walked one over 2.2 scoreless innings.
  • Austin Gardner got the final out of the game (strikeout) for his second save.

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