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Pinstriped Performances: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday ended up being a busy day in the New York Yankees organization. With Charleston having to play a doubleheader, six games were played and the Yankees along with their affiliates won five of them. All five wins were decided by three runs or less. Check out who were some of the key performers of the day’s action below:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (33-16) secured a series win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a 3-1 win.

  • Brett Gardner ended up having three of the team’s five hits (3-for-4).
  • Aaron Hicks (0-for-3) drove in his 20th run of the season on a walk in the bottom of the third.
  • Greg Bird went 1-for-3 and drove in his first run of the year when he was hit by a pitch.
  • Masahiro Tanaka (6-2) went six innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out eight, and walked three on 104 pitches (64 strikes) in the win.
  • Aroldis Chapman shut the door in the ninth (two strikeouts, one walk) as he got his 11th save of the season.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (22-26) got back on the winning track with a 7-4 win over the Syracuse Chiefs.

Raynel Espinal (2-1) got the win out of the bullpen as he gave up a run on four hits, struck out three, and walked one over two innings (Matt Bufano)
  • Brandon Drury went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs (9,10) and he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth (2).
  • L.J. Mazzilli (3-for-3, walk) hit a solo home run in the third (5).
  • Ryan McBroom was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
  • Tyler Wade (2-for-5) and Clint Frazier (2-for-4, walk) each drove in a run out of the top of the order (Wade – 9, Frazier – 7).
  • Chance Adams didn’t finish the first inning and only got two outs. He gave up three runs on one hit, walked three, and struck out a batter on 38 pitches (19 strikes).
  • J.P. Feyereisen (two innings, two hits, two strikeouts, two walks) and Joe Harvey (2.1 innings, two walks, two strikeouts) kept the team in the game out of the bullpen.
  • Cody Carroll retired all six batters he faced as he got his fourth save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (30-19) picked up their third straight victory over the Erie Seawolves by a final score of 5-4.

Trey Amburgey homered for the second straight game (2) and drove in two runs for Trenton (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Billy Fleming got the scoring started in the top of the first with a solo home run (2).
  • Bruce Caldwell (1-for-2, two walks, stolen base) drove in a run on an RBI single in the fourth (18).
  • Gosuke Katoh had the other multi-hit game (2-for-4) and he stole his sixth base of the season.
  • Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0) went five innings, gave up four runs on six hits, and struck out six on 77 pitches (58 strikes) in the win.
  • Andrew Schwaab followed up Loaisiga by giving up one hit and striking out three over two innings.
  • Stephen Tarpley struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 eighth.
  • Kaleb Ort walked a batter and struck out one in the ninth as he picked up his third save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (26-22) had 11 hits in their 4-3 win over the Florida Fire Frogs.

Isiah Gilliam reached the 30 RBI mark on Sunday with a two-run single in the top of the first (Mark LoMoglio)
    • Alexander Palma went 3-for-4 and drew a walk. He is now hitting .337 on the season.
    • Diego Castillo was 2-for-5 with an RBI (13).
    • Ben Ruta (1-for-5) had an RBI triple (2) in the fourth that gave Tampa a 3-2 lead.
    • Albert Abreu (2-1) went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs on three hits, struck out eight, and walked five on 96 pitches (56 strikes) in the win.
    • Justin Kamplain followed up Abreu with 2.2 scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked two, and struck out five.
    • Matt Wivinis gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and allowed two hits. However, he did strike out one and was still able to pick up his second save.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (22-26) split the two games of their doubleheader against the Hickory Crawdads. They won Game 1, 4-1. In Game 2, they ended up losing the game, 7-4.

Game 1

Rony Garcia went six innings, gave up one run on five hits, and struck out nine on 91 pitches (61 strikes) as he improved to 2-2 on the season. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Jason Lopez went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base (1), and he gave Charleston a 2-1 lead with a two-run double in the top of the second (10,11).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera was 2-for-3 with a stolen base (2).
  • Braden Bristo struck out two of the three batters he faced in the seventh as he got his second save of the year.

Game 2

Wilkerman Garcia went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and drove in a run in Game 2 (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Carlos Vidal was 2-for-3 and drove in his first run of the season for Charleston on a single in the top of the seventh.
  • Alexander Vargas (2-1) struggled in his outing. In 3.2 innings, he gave up six runs on six hits, struck out three, and walked three on 75 pitches (43 strikes).
  • Austin DeCarr walked two batters and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning.