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    Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, July 29, 2018

    On Sunday, the New York Yankees organization combined for a 5-3 record in the eight games that were played. J.A. Happ had a strong debut with the New York Yankees and Tampa had some walk-off heroics. Also, Staten Island played in a doubleheader where there were a combined five runs that were scored. Find out which players shined the brighest in our Pinstriped Performances

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (67-37) wrapped up their series against the Kansas City Royals with a 6-3 win.

    • Aaron Hicks went 3-for-3 with a double and hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first (17).
    • Miguel Andujar (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the fourth (43).
    • Greg Bird (1-for-4) drove in a run on a base hit in the fifth (26).
    • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with an RBI (64).
    • J.A. Happ (11-6) got the win in his Yankees debut. He went six innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out two, and walked one on 96 pitches (63 strikes).
    • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth and got his 28th save of the year.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (55-48) lost the series finale to the Gwinnett Stripers, 7-4.

    Zack Zehner went 1-for-4 and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second (7) (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
    • L.J. Mazzilli went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the sixth (6) and two RBIs (21,22).
    • Rey Navarro (1-for-2) came in off the bench and hit a solo shot in the ninth (9).
    • Nestor Cortes (4-5) went seven innings, gave up seven runs on eight hits, struck out four, and walked two on 95 pitches (66 strikes) in a loss.
    • Brody Koerner gave up two hits and only got one out in the eighth.
    • J.P. Feyereisen finished the game. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (59-47) picked up a 4-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs.

    Gosuke Katoh went 3-for-5 and had an RBI double in the bottom of the second  (31). (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Kyle Holder was 3-for-3 and had a sacrifice fly in the first (5).
    • Trey Amburgey went 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.
    • Brian Keller (8-7) got the win in his start. He went six innings, allowed one run on six hits and struck out nine on 101 pitches (64 strikes).
    • Jordan Foley allowed one hit and struck out two over the final three innings as he got his ninth save.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (54-52) won a pitchers duel against the Palm Beach Cardinals, 1-0.

    Dom Thompson-Williams had a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth (34).  (Mark LoMoglio)
    • Estevan Florial had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
    • Nick Green pitched well in a no-decision. He threw seven shutout innings, allowed four hits, struck out three, and walked two on 95 pitches (60 strikes).
    • Matt Frawley (1-5) got the win in relief. He gave up one hit and struck out a batter while not giving up a run in the final two innings.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (50-53) lost a 3-2 game to the Greenville Drive.

    Chris Hess went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI (37) for Charleston on Sunday.  (Jerry Coli)
    • Welfrin Mateo was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth (12).
    • Mitchell Hansen had the other multi-hit game (2-for-3, walk).
    • Roansy Contreras (0-2) went five innings, gave up three runs on five hits, struck out five, and walked two on 88 pitches (58 strikes) in a loss.
    • Daniel Ramos did not give up a run in the final four innings. He allowed five hits and struck out four.

    Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (23-18) split a doubleheader against the Tri-City Valleycats. They won Game 1, 2-0. However, they lost Game 2, 2-1, in eight innings.

    Game 1

    Jackson Thoreson hit a solo home run in the top the third inning (1) (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
    • Junior Soto (1-for-3) was the only other Yankee with a hit.
    • Andres Chaparro (0-for-3) had an RBI groundout in the second (16).
    • Frank German got a no-decision in his start. He went four innings, gave up no runs on two hits, struck out two, and walked one on 49 pitches (34 strikes).
    • Drew Finley allowed one hit, struck out two batters, and walked one in a scoreless fifth.
    • Garrett Mundell (3-2) got the win as he walked a batter and did not give up a hit in the final two innings.

    Game 2

    Shawn Semple got the no-decision in his outing. He went five innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out a batter, and walked three on 78 pitches (47 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
    • Danienger Perez (0-for-2) drove in the only run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth (5).
    • Andy Diaz went 1-for-2 with a triple and Gabriel Mora was 1-for-2 with a double.
    • Josh Breaux was back in the lineup and went 1-for-3.
    • Chase Hodson struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 sixth.
    • Christian Morris (0-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit, struck out two, and walked three as he took the loss out of the bullpen.

    Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (17-22) defeated the Greeneville Reds, 3-1.

    • Evan Alexander went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in the top of the third (1).
    • Ezequiel Duran (1-for-4) had an RBI double in the third (14).
    • Pedro Barrios (2-0) threw six shutout innings in a win. He allowed four hits, struck out six batters, and walked one on 76 pitches (54 strikes).
    • Brett Morales gave up one run on four hits and struck out three over the final three innings as he got his first save of the year.