The first Sunday in May was mostly a positive one in the New York Yankees organization. The five teams combined for a record of 4-1 with the lone loss coming from Triple-A Scranton in Justus Sheffield’s first Triple-A start. Two affiliates had shutout wins while the big league club had a memorable comeback in the Bronx. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances of the day:
New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (24-10) rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the eighth to defeat the Indians, 7-4. They have won six games in a row and 15 of their last 16. Plus, they had a combined no-hitter through 7.1 innings.
- Gleyber Torres was the hero in the bottom of the ninth as he hit a walk-off three-run home run to center (2).
- Brett Gardner (1-for-4) got New York on the board in the eighth with an RBI single to center (10).
- Aaron Judge (1-for-3) cut the deficit to one run after the Gardner single with a two-run double down the right-field line (22,23).
- Domingo German made his first start and did not give up a hit in six innings. He struck out nine and walked two on 84 pitches (53 strikes).
- Neil Walker (1-for-2, two runs scored, two walks) tied the game in the ninth with an RBI double (8).
- Chasen Shreve (2-0) struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to secure the win.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders () were shut out for the second straight day as they lost 2-0 to the Pawtucket Red Sox. They have now lost three in a row.
- Justus Sheffield (0-1) made his Triple-A debut on Sunday. In 4.2 innings, he gave up two runs on four hits, struck out six, and walked four on 103 pitches (63 strikes) in a loss.
- Thairo Estrada (1-for-4) had the lone extra-base hit of the day when he doubled to lead off the top of the sixth.
- Joe Harvey and J.P. Feyereisen did not give up a hit over the final 3.1 innings. They combined to strike out three batters and the lone walk came from Feyereisen.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (17-10) completed the sweep of the Harrisburg Senators with a 4-0 win. They have now won five games in a row.
- Ryan Bollinger (1-0) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his first start with Trenton. In six innings, he gave up two hits, struck out five, and walked two on 91 pitches (54 strikes) in the win.
- Brandon Drury was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk, and he hit a solo home run (1) in the bottom of the third.
- Trey Amburgey (1-for-3, walk) had the other RBI of the day on a base hit in the first (6).
- Stephen Tarpley threw two hitless innings out of the bullpen while striking out three and walking one batter.
- Andrew Schwaab finished off the shutout in the ninth. He gave up one hit, struck out two, and walked one.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (17-13) scored both of their runs in the ninth inning as they defeated the Florida Fire Frogs, 2-1.
- Alexander Palma (1-for-4) tied the game in the top of the ninth with an RBI single to center (7).
- Two batters later, Diego Castillo (2-for-4) put the Tarpons in front with a double to center (10).
- Hoy Jun Park went 1-for-3 with a walk and stole a base (8) for the third straight game.
- Albert Abreu made his second start of the season. He went three innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out five, and walked three on 74 pitches (47 strikes).
- Adonis Rosa (4-1) pitched a gem out of the bullpen. He gave up one hit, struck out four, and walked one over six innings in the win. 52 of his 76 pitches went for strikes
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (15-15) shut out the Lexington Legends for a second straight day as they won the game, 5-0.
- Alexander Vargas (1-0) got the win in his 2018 debut for Charleston. He gave up two hits and struck out seven over five innings on 72 pitches (50 strikes).
- Leonardo Molina went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs with an RBI double in the bottom of the third (8,9).
- Oswaldo Cabrera (10), Chris Hess (14), and Eduardo Navas (4) all drove in runs as part of the five-run third inning.
- Brian Trieglaff came in after Vargas and threw three perfect innings (struck out two).
- Matt Wivinis struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to preserve Charleston’s second consecutive shutout.