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Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, August 26, 2018

With about a week to go until the end of the minor league regular season, the New York Yankees organization had seven games played on Sunday and went 4-3. The big league club picked up a sweep while Trenton clinched a trip to their postseason. While two teams were shutout, one affiliate had their first baseman have a career day. Find out more about that game and more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (83-47) completed their four-game sweep of the  Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win.

  • Luke Voit was 3-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run (4) in the top of the second.
  • Miguel Andujar went 3-for-5 with a two-run double in the third (71,72).
  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, two walks) and Shane Robinson (1-for-4) had the other two hits.
  • Luis Severino (17-6) picked up the win in his start. He went 5.2 innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, struck out eight, and walked two on 107 pitches (67 strikes).
  • Chad Green went 2/3 of an inning, allowed three hits, and struck out a batter.
  • Zach Britton struck out a batter in 1.2 perfect innings of relief.
  • David Robertson struck out two batters and walked one in the ninth as he got his fourth save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (67-63) lost 5-3 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Raynel Espinal got the start and was excellent in a no-decision. He allowed one hit, struck out eight, and walked one on 50 pitches (31 strikes) over three innings. (Matt Bufano)
  • Gio Urshela was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the top of the eighth (2).
  • Tyler Wade went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI single in the third (27).
  • Devyn Bolasky was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Zack Zehner (1-for-4) and Mike Ford (1-for-3, walk) both had a double.
  • Stephen Tarpley (1-2) took the loss in relief. In two innings of work, he allowed three runs on three hits, struck out three, and walked one.
  • Chance Adams allowed one run on two hits, struck out two, and walked one in two innings of relief.
  • Brady Lail allowed one run on one hit and struck out two in the eighth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (72-60) clinched an Eastern League playoff spot with an 8-3 win over the Hartford Yard Goats.

Rashad Crawford went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth (2) and four RBIs (16,17,18,19) (Martin Griff)
  • Jeff Hendrix was 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the second (20).
  • Wendell Rijo went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single in the second (10).
  • Danienger Perez was 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run (1) in the fourth.
  • Trey Amburgey went 3-for-4 at the plate.
  • Nick Nelson took a no-decision in his Trenton debut. He went four innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, struck out five, and walked three on 98 pitches (60 strikes).
  • Chase Hodson (1-1) struck out three batters over two perfect innings in a win.
  • Phillip Diehl allowed one run on two hits and struck out two over two innings of relief.
  • Matt Wivinis struck out two batters and walked one without allowing a hit in the ninth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (66-66) got their record back to .500 with a 7-5 win over the Daytona Tortugas in 10 innings.

Isiah Gilliam was 2-for-4 with a walk, a pair of doubles, and an RBI (69) (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Ben Ruta went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in the top of the 10th (39,40).
  • Estevan Florial was 1-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI single in the fifth (26).
  • Diego Castillo went 1-for-5 with a walk and the go-ahead RBI single in the 10th (51).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the 10th (60).
  • Garrett Whitlock got the start for the Tarpons. He went three innings, allowed one run on two hits, struck out three, and walked five on 62 pitches (29 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Reiver Sanmartin (1-0) got the win in relief. He allowed an unearned run on five hits and struck out five on 84 pitches (54 strikes) over six innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (59-69) were held to two hits in a 5-0 loss to the Greenville Drive.

Austin DeCarr did not allow a hit over the final three innings of the game. He allowed one unearned run, struck out three batters, and walked one. (Martin Griff)
  • Dermis Garcia was 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Welfrin Mateo went 1-for-2 with a walk
  • Nolan Martinez (0-3) went six innings, allowed four runs on six hits, struck out a batter, and walked three on 88 pitches (53 strikes).

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (34-31) had only three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Matt Sauer (2-6) had a quality start in a loss. In six innings of work, he allowed one run on five hits, struck out a batter, and walked one on 78 pitches (50 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (31-34) wrapped up their series against the Bluefield Blue Jays with a 9-4 win.

  • Carlos Tatis was 5-for-5 with a two-run single in the top of the second (15,16).
  • Nelson Gomez went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a two-run home run in the sixth (11).
  • Mickey Gasper went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the seventh (9) and three RBIs (25,26,27).
  • Isaiah Pasteur was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the third (1).
  • Nelvin Correa (1-0) got the win in his Pulaski debut. He went 5.2 innings, allowed two runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked three on 80 pitches (49 strikes).
  • Gilmael Troya allowed one run on two hits, struck out four, and walked two over 2.1 innings of relief.
  • Austin Gardner allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out a batter in the ninth.