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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Swingin’ In The Rain

Weather affected the Yankees’ minor league teams for the first time in 2021, as Scranton and Somerset both fell prey to the rain while Tampa split a twin bill and Hudson Valley lost a tough one in extras.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-6): Scranton’s matchup against Buffalo was suspended in the fourth inning with the score 2-0 in favor of the Bisons. The game will resume tomorrow.

Somerset Patriots (14-5): The Patriots’ tilt against New Hampshire was postponed. The two teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Luis Medina (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Hudson Valley Renegades (10-10): The Renegades could not close things out after taking a one-run lead into the ninth, and fell victim to a back-breaking two-out grand slam in the top of the 10th in a 6-2 loss to Jersey Shore.

  • Star of the Game: Luis Medina – 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 80 pitches (46 strikes). Medina wasn’t at his absolute best on Wednesday, but he extended his streak of starts with at least six strikeouts to five
  • Oswald Peraza: 1-for-5, 1 run scored
  • Ezequiel Duran: 1-for-4, 1 strikeout. Duran has a hit in 11 of his last 13 games dating back to May 12
  • James Nelson: 2-for-4, 2 RBI. A second straight multi-hit game for Nelson, who came to the Yankees in January of 2020 in exchange for Stephen Tarpley
  • Justin Wilson: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 8 pitches (5 strikes)
  • Barrett Loseke: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 55 pitches (34 strikes)
  • Charlie Ruegger: 2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 43 pitches (24 strikes). Ruegger blew the save in the ninth, giving up a game-tying single with the Blue Claws down to their last out. Then he allowed the game to get out of hand in the 10th, surrendering a grand slam, also with two outs

Jake Sanford (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Tampa Tarpons (15-6): The Tarpons dominated in all facets of the game during the first leg of the doubleheader, winning 7-1. They then dropped the nightcap 4-3.

Game 1

  • Star of the Game: Anthony Volpe – 4-for-5, 1 home run (2), 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored. Volpe hit his second homer of the year with one out in the first inning, and came just a triple shy of the cycle in pacing Tampa’s offense
  • Josh Smith: 1-for-5, 1 home run (1), 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. The second-round pick two years ago played his second game of the season and hit his first home run. Smith’s three-run shot in the seventh inning broke the game open
  • Andres Chaparro: 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 strikeouts
  • Elijah Dunham: 1-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 walks
  • Beck Way: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 32 pitches (16 strikes). Way made his professional debut and picked up his first win on Wednesday
  • Trevor Holloway: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 44 pitches (29 strikes). Another strong appearance in relief for the 23-year-old, who’s given up just one earned run since his first outing
  • Blane Abeyta: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 46 pitches (19 strikes)
  • Nelvin Correa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 25 pitches (16 strikes). The third save of the season for Correa

Game 2

  • Star of the Game: Jake Sanford – 1-for-3, 1 home run (2), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Sanford is riding a six-game hitting streak
  • Anthony Volpe: 0-for-4, 1 strikeout
  • Austin Wells: 1-for-4, 1 strikeout
  • Trevor Hauver: 1-for-3, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Sean Boyle: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 55 pitches (39 strikes)
  • Edgar Barclay: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 44 pitches (31 strikes)
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