The first day of July in the New York Yankees organization was interesting, to say the least. In the seven games that were played, the starting pitcher only got the decision in two of them and there were three combined shutouts (Yankees were on the losing end of two of them). The combined record was still 4-3. Meanwhile, the big league club brought the home runs to the Bronx. Find out who shined on Sunday with our Pinstriped Performances:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (54-27) hit six home runs in their 11-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
- Aaron Hicks went 3-for-4 with a walk, hit three home runs (12,13,14) and drove in four runs (35,36,37,38).
- Aaron Judge (3-for-4, walk) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first (22).
- Gleyber Torres (1-for-4, walk) hit a three-run home run in the same inning (15).
- Kyle Higashioka (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the fourth for the first Major League hit of his career.
- Luis Severino (13-2) took advantage of that run support. In 6.2 innings of work, he gave up no runs on two hits, struck out six, and walked three on 99 pitches (65 strikes) in a win.
- David Robertson struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (40-40) were held to four hits in a 2-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox.
- Mark Payton and Wilkin Castillo had the other two Railriders’ hits (1-for-3).
- Brody Koerner (1-3) took the loss in this game. He went four innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out four, and walked a batter on 68 pitches (45 strikes).
- Cale Coshow struck out two batters over two hitless innings.
- Cody Carroll walked a batter and allowed a hit over two scoreless innings.
- Tommy Kahnle struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (46-35) had six hits in a 6-0 loss to the New Hampshire Fishercats.
- Mandy Alvarez was 2-for-2 with a double and he walked twice.
- Trevor Stephan (2-4) gave up three runs on eight hits over four innings of work. He struck out three batters and walked two on 84 pitches (54 strikes) in the loss.
- Kaleb Ort struck out two batters in 2.2 perfect innings of relief.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (40-40) lost their series finale to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 6-3.
- Ben Ruta led the team in hits (3-for-5, triple).
- Dom Thompson-Williams and Angel Aguilar both went 2-for-4 in the win.
- Kyle Holder was 1-for-5 and he had an RBI single in the top of the third (12).
- Rashad Crawford (1-for-4) had an RBI as well (3).
- Justin Kamplain (2-1) took the loss in relief. He gave up four runs on six hits and struck out a batter over the course of 1.2 innings.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (40-37) won a 1-0 pitchers duel against the Greenville Drive.
- Matt McPhearson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and he drove in the lone run of the game on a single in the top of the eighth (9).
- Janson Junk picked up a no-decision in his outing. In six innings of work, he allowed no runs on three hits, struck out seven, and walked two on 94 pitches (58 strikes).
- Anderson Severino allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the final two innings to pick up his first save of the year.
Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (5-11) snapped their three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones.
- Jesus Bastidas went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Canaan Smith was the other Staten Island Yankee who had a hit (1-for-3, walk).
- Frederick Cuevas went 0-for-2 and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth (4).
- Roansy Contreras went 5.2 innings, gave up a run on three hits, struck out five, and walked three on 88 pitches (51 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Shawn Semple (1-1) allowed a hit and struck out three over the final 3.1 innings as he got the win.
Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (5-7) rallied from an early four-run deficit to defeat the Kingsport Mets, 8-5.
- Nelson Gomez went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs (2,3) and he drove in four runs (4,5,6,7). He hit a solo shot in the top of the fifth and a three-run home run in the eighth.
- Carlos Narvaez (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the fifth (1).
- Robert Javier was 1-for-4 with a double and he drove in two runs (5,6).
- Luis Medina got the start in this game. In three innings of work, he gave up four unearned runs on seven hits, struck out two, and walked three on 66 pitches (40 strikes) in a no-decision.
- Bryan Blanton came in after Medina and allowed two hits while striking out two in two scoreless innings.
- Jhonatan Munoz (1-0) got the win in relief. He went four innings, gave up a run on two hits, struck out two batters, and walked one.