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    Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, July 15, 2018

    While Justus Sheffield was representing the New York Yankees at the SIRIUS XM All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C., the Yankees and their affiliates went 2-5 with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Short-Season Staten Island getting the wins. Gary Sanchez began his rehab assignment in Scranton and one pitcher in Pulaski had a career outing on the mound. Find out who that pitcher was and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (62-33) lost their last game before the All-Star break, 5-2, to the Cleveland Indians:

    • Neil Walker went 1-for-4 and hit a solo home run (3) in the top of the fourth.
    • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, walk) started the scoring with a single in the third (44).
    • Giancarlo Stanton had the lone multi-hit game (2-for-4, stolen base).
    • Masahiro Tanaka went 6.1 innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 77 pitches (54 strikes).
    • Chad Green (5-2) took the loss in relief. In 1.2 innings of work, he allowed three runs on three hits, struck out two batters, and walked one.

    Futures Game: Justus Sheffield got the chance to pitch 1.1 innings for Team USA in the SIRIUS XM All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C. He gave up two runs on two hits (one home run) and struck out a batter on 20 pitches (13 strikes). You can read more about his start from our own Matt Kardos, who was at the Futures Game.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (48-43) finished their four-game series with the Rochester Red Wings with a 3-1 win.

    Luis Cessa (2-0) got the win in his outing. He went seven innings, gave up a run on four hits, struck out five, and walked one on 88 pitches (60 strikes)(Cheryl Pursell)
    • Gary Sanchez began his rehab assignment. He went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the bottom of the third (1) and struck out twice.
    • Billy McKinney went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the sixth (13). McKinney and Sanchez’s home runs were against Ervin Santana.
    • Abiatal Avelino was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
    • Giovanny Gallegos struck out a batter and did not give up a hit over the final two innings as he got his second save.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (51-41) lost 4-3 to the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

    Devyn Bolasky led the Thunder in hits on Sunday (3-for-5) (Martin Griff)
    • Mandy Alvarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth (40).
    • Wendell Rijo (1-for-4) had a two-run double in the ninth (3,4).
    • Bruce Caldwell (2-for-4, double) was the only other Thunder player with a multi-hit game.
    • Trevor Stephan (2-6) took the loss in his outing. He went 5.1 innings, gave up a run on six hits, struck out four, and walked two on 86 pitches (54 strikes).
    • Phillip Diehl came in after Stephan and struck out three batters in two perfect innings of relief.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (47-46) could not complete their ninth-inning comeback in a 5-4 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays. They have lost three games in a row.

    Angel Aguilar went 1-for-4 and hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth (4) (Mark LoMoglio)
    • Isiah Gilliam was 1-for-4 and had an RBI single in the ninth (53).
    • Dom Thompson-Williams did not have a hit (0-for-4), but he had an RBI groundout (30).
    • Ben Ruta (1-for-4) had the other extra-base hit (double).
    • Brandon Wagner went 0-for-1 with three walks.
    • Dalton Lehnen (0-1) went five innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits, struck out three, and walked four on 101 pitches (53 strikes) in a loss.
    • Kaleb Ort gave up one run on one hit, struck out four, and walked one over 1.1 innings.
    • Andrew Schwaab struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (45-45) scored all seven runs in the third inning during their 8-7 loss to the Hickory Crawdads. They have lost six games in a row.

    Frederick Cuevas had the lone multi-hit game for Charleston as he went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the third inning (5,6) (Bryan Green)
    • Wilkerman Garcia (1-for-4) had a two-run single of his own in the third (28,29).
    • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-4) had an RBI single (39).
    • Matt McPhearson was 1-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base, and an RBI (12).
    • Alex Mauricio did not have a good Charleston debut. In 4.2 innings of work, he gave up six runs on nine hits, struck out six, and walked three on 96 pitches (56 strikes) in a no-decision.
    • Daniel Ramos allowed two hits and struck out three over 2.1 scoreless innings.
    • Anderson Severino (2-2) was the losing pitcher out of the bullpen. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out a batter in 1.1 innings.
    • Kyle Zurak got the final two outs of the game (one strikeout).

    Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (16-13) defeated the West Virginia Black Bears, 3-2, and they have now won six games in a row.

    Brandon Lockridge was 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, and he drove in the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth (2). (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
    • Eric Wagaman went 1-for-3 and tied the game at two with a base hit in the sixth (8).
    • Eduardo Torrealba was 1-for-3 with an RBI (6).
    • Alex Junior (1-for-4, triple) and Andres Chaparro (1-for-3, double) had the lone extra-base hits.
    • Shawn Semple went five innings, gave up two runs on five hits, and struck out seven on 72 pitches (52 strikes) in a no-decision.
    • Abel Duarte (3-1) allowed one hit, struck out three batters, and walked one over three scoreless innings in a win.
    • Christian Morris allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth as he got his third save of the year.

    Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (11-15) had only four hits in their 3-0 loss to the Princeton Rays.

    • Ezequiel Duran went 2-for-4 with a double.
    • Nelson Gomez (1-for-4, double) and Evan Alexander (1-for-4) were the other players on Pulaski with hits.
    • Pedro Espinola shined on the mound in a no-decision. In six innings of work, he did not give up a run, allowed two hits, struck out 11 (career-high), and walked one on 87 pitches (61 strikes).
    • Marcus Evey (1-1) went 2.1 innings, gave up three runs on five hits, and struck out four out of the bullpen in the loss.