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Mandy Alvarez had the lone run for the Tarpons tonight when he hit a solo home run (1) in the bottom of the eighth. He went 2-for-3 (Photo by Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, August 5, 2018

With seven games being played in the New York Yankees organization on Sunday, the big league club and its affiliates combined for a 3-4 record. Among some of the highlights of the day were a good Triple-A debut for Scranton’s starter, a multi-home run game for a Trenton third base, and more walk-offs in Pulaski. Find out about those players and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (68-42) lost their fifth straight game as they were defeated by the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in 10 innings.

  • Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the top of the seventh (67).
  • Brett Gardner also had a multi-hit game (2-for-5).
  • Aaron Hicks (0-for-4, walk) and Gleyber Torres (0-for-2, two walks) both drove in a run in the seventh. Hicks has 49 RBIs this year while Torres has 50.
  • Masahiro Tanaka got the no-decision in his start. He went 4.2 innings, allowed one run on six hits, struck out nine, and walked one on 97 pitches (59 strikes).
  • David Robertson allowed one hit and struck out one over 1.1 shutout innings.
  • Zach Britton walked one batter and struck out one in a scoreless seventh.
  • Dellin Betances struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 eighth.
  • Jonathan Holder (1-3) took the loss in the 10th. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out one batter, and walked one while only getting two outs.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A):  The Railriders (56-53) allowed four runs in the top of the ninth of their 6-5 loss to the Buffalo Bisons.


Michael King pitched well in his Triple-A debut. In seven innings of work, he allowed one run on three hits, struck out four, and walked one on 87 pitches (57 strikes) in a no-decision. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Ronald Torreyes was 3-for-4 and he had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth (4).
  • Zack Zehner was 1-for-3 with two RBIs (30,31).
  • Mark Payton (2-for-4) started the scoring with an RBI triple in the second (19).
  • Mike Ford went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Gio Urshela (0-for-4) drove in his first run with the Yankees on a groundout in the seventh.
  • George Kontos allowed one run on one hit and struck out a batter in the eighth.
  • Tommy Kahnle (2-2) ended up taking the loss. He allowed four runs on three hits, walked one batter, and only got one out in the ninth.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (63-49) defeated the Hartford Yard Goats, 4-2, in 11 innings.

Rashad Crawford went 1-for-3 with a walk and he tied the game at two in the seventh with an RBI single (11) (Martin Griff)

  • Mandy Alvarez was the star of the day. He went 3-for-5 with two home runs (9,10) and three RBIs (47,48,49). He hit a solo home run in the sixth and the go-ahead two-run home run in the 11th.
  • Jhalan Jackson went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Alexander Vargas got the spot start for Trenton. He went 3.2 innings, allowed two runs on four hits, struck out three, and walked two on 57 pitches (39 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • James Reeves came in after Vargas. He struck out three batters in 2.1 perfect innings of relief.
  • Matt Wivinis allowed one hit and struck out four over three shutout innings.
  • David Sosebee (3-2) picked up the win in relief. He struck out three batters and walked one over two hitless innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (55-57) ended up being swept by the Lakeland Flying Tigers as they lost 5-3.

Nick Green (6-5) had a quality start in a loss for Tampa. In six innings of work, he allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits, struck out five, and walked two on 95 pitches (58 strikes) (Mark LoMoglio)

  • Isiah Gilliam was 1-for-4 and had an RBI single in the bottom of the third (62).
  • Angel Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly (39).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams had the only multi-hit game (2-for-5, double).
  • Justin Kamplain finished the game for the Tarpons. He gave up two hits, struck out five,  and walked one over three shutout innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (52-58) ended their series against the Delmarva Shorebirds with a 4-2 victory.

Austin DeCarr came in relief and had one of his better outings of the season. He allowed one hit, struck out four (season-high) and walked one in 2.2 shutout innings of work. (Martin Griff)

  • Oswaldo Cabrera was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the top of the third (45).
  • Jason Lopez (1-for-4) had an RBi single in the seventh (29).
  • Eduardo Navas (1-for-2, walk) had a sacrifice fly in the second (13).
  • Welfrin Mateo went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
  • Wilkerman Garcia was 2-for-5 with a triple.
  • Reiver Sanmartin (2-4) went six innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits, and struck out four on 91 pitches (63 strikes).
  • Carlos Espinal got the final out of the game and recorded his first save.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (25-21) lost to the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 2-1,  in walk-off fashion.

Clarke Schmidt threw 4.1 shutout innings for Staten Island. He allowed three hits and struck out six (tied a career-high) in a no-decision. (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

    • Canaan Smith was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
    • Eric Wagaman went 2-for-4 with a double.
    • Josh Breaux and Kyle Gray both went 1-for-4 with a double.
    • Drew Finley came in the game after Schmidt. He walked one batter and struck out one over 1.2 shutout innings.
    • Frank German (0-1) gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and struck out three as he took the loss in relief.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (20-25) defeated the Elizabethton Twins 6-5 in 10 innings and they have back-to-back walk-off wins.

  • Carlos Tatis was 2-for-5 and had the walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th (11).
  • Mickey Gasper went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in the second (5).
  • David Metzgar (1-for-5) had an RBI triple in the fifth (6).
  • Robert Javier went 1-for-4 and drove in a run on a base hit in the fifth (17).
  • Jordan Scott was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI (9).
  • Pedro Barrios went three innings in his start. He gave up three runs on four hits, struck out two, and walked two on 71 pitches (43 strikes).
  • Austin Gardner allowed two runs on four hits, struck out four, and walked one over three innings.
  • Ron Marinaccio had an excellent outing out of the bullpen. He allowed one hit and struck out seven (career-high) over 3.1 scoreless innings.
  • Brett Morales (2-3) got two outs in the 10th (one walk) and he got the win.
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