Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, June 24, 2018

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27: during the Florida State League Class-A Advanced game between the Clearwater Threshers (PHI) and Tampa Yankees (NYY) on April 27, 2017, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

It was a shortened Sunday in the New York Yankees organization as the Dominican Summer League and Gulf Coast League squads had the day off and Scranton Wilkes-Barre had their game suspended. As far as the on-field squads went 2-4 with Pulaski and Tampa picking up wins. Meanwhile, a Staten Island pitcher struck out ten batters and a Tampa hitter continued his hitting streak. Find out who those players were and more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (50-25) lost 7-6 to the Tampa Bay Rays in 12 innings and they ended up being swept in the 3-game series.

  • Giancarlo Stanton went 5-for-5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. He had two doubles, two RBIs (43,44) and his solo home run in the top of the eighth (19) tied the game at six.
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-5) hit a three-run home run in the second (11).
  • Didi Gregorius (1-for-6) had an RBI double in the fifth (42).
  • Brett Gardner had the other multi-hit game for the Yankees (2-for-5, double, walk).
  • Domingo German had a rough afternoon on the mound. He went three innings,  gave up six runs on nine hits, and struck out two on 64 pitches (46 strikes).
  • Chad Green was great in extra innings. In two hitless innings, he struck out four and walked one.
  • Chasen Shreve (2-2) gave up a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (36-37) had their game suspended against the Rochester Red Wings due to rain. They were up 4-1 in the top of the fourth. The game will resume on July 30 as part of a doubleheader in Rochester at 5:05 p.m ET.

Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run (3) in the top of the third inning against former Yankees prospect Dietrich Enns (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)

  • Zack Zehner (1-for-2) drove in his 20th run of the season on a double in the fourth.
  • Chance Adams was the lone pitcher for the Railriders. In three innings, he gave up a run on two hits and struck out a batter on 40 pitches (26 strikes).

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (42-32) were unable to hold a late lead in their 5-4 loss to the Portland SeaDogs.

Trey Amburgey (1-for-4) hit a two-run single in the top of the fifth (40,41). (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Billy Fleming went 1-for-4 with a double and he drove in two runs (10,11).
  • Francisco Diaz went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Wendell Rijo was 3-for-4 hitting out of the number nine spot in the order.
  • Mike King had a strong outing in a no-decision. He went seven innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out eight, and walked three on 100 pitches (68 strikes).
  • Jordan Foley (2-2) could not hold the lead for the Thunder. He gave up three runs on three hits and walked two in an inning as he took the loss.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (38-36) held the Jupiter Hammerheads to five hits in a 10-0 win. It is their second shutout win of the four-game series.

Nick Nelson (3-2) did not allow a hit until the fifth inning in his start. He did not allow a run, gave up a hit, and struck out eight on 80 pitches (55 strikes) over six innings in a win. (Mark LoMoglio)

  • Kyle Holder (3-for-5) was the sparkplug out of the leadoff spot. He hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh (2) and drove in four runs (3,4,5,6).
  • Ben Ruta went 2-for-5 with a double and he drove in three runs (12,13,14). Two of those runs came in on a home run (6) in the seventh.
  • Donny Sands was 4-for-5 on the day with three runs scored.
  • Isiah Gilliam went 2-for-5 and extended his hit streak to 17 games.
  • Diego Castillo (1-for-4) drove in a run on a single in the sixth (25).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams got his RBI total up to 20 for the year on a sacrifice fly in the first.
  • Justin Kamplain came in after Nelson. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one over two shutout innings.
  • Andrew Schwaab gave up a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (36-36) had their first loss of the second half as they were defeated by the Asheville Tourists, 6-5, in 11 innings.

Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-5) got the scoring started with a three-run home run in the top of the first (5) (Jerry Coli)

  • Steven Sensley (1-for-4, walk) followed up Cabrera’s home run with a solo shot (10).
  • Leonardo Molina (1-for-5) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth (24).
  • Wilkerman Garcia had the lone multi-hit performances as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a walk.
  • Rony Garcia got a no-decision in his outing. He went 5.1 innings, gave up four runs on six hits, and struck out six on 73 pitches (52 strikes).
  • Anderson Severino came in after Garcia and gave up an unearned run on two hits and struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings.
  • Dalton Higgins (2-2) took the loss. In 3.1 innings of work, he gave up an unearned run on three hits, struck out two batters, and walked one.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (3-7) lost the series opener against the Tri-City Valleycats, 5-2.

Roansy Contreras was dominant on the mound for Staten Island in a no-decision. He went six innings, gave up no runs on two hits, walked a batter, and struck out ten on 85 pitches (52 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Eric Wagaman (1-for-4) had the first hit for Staten Island when he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (1).
  • Kyle Gray (1-for-4) had his first professional RBI when he singled to right in the fifth.
  • Abel Duarte (0-1) took the loss and did not get an out in the seventh in his Staten Island debut. He gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (2-4) snapped their four-game losing streak as they defeated the Greeneville Reds, 11-3.

  • Ezequiel Duran (2-for-5) had a triple and he hit a grand slam (1) in the bottom of the third.
  • Roberto Javier (1-for-4, walk) drove in two runs in the victory (2,3).
  • Terrance Robertson had an RBI (1) in this game and never had an official at-bat because he had four walks.
  • Pedro Espinola got a no-decision in his outing. He went four innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked three on 85 pitches (47 strikes).
  • Carlos Espinal (1-0) gave up a hit and struck out five in three scoreless innings as he got the win.
  • Ron Marinaccio gave up a run on three hits and struck out four batters in the last two innings.

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