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Blake Perkins. Photo by Matt Kardos

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: The Blake Show

Somerset bounced back after a tough Friday night thanks to Blake Perkins’ heroics. Scranton is suddenly stacking wins, while Tampa’s offense is as ice cold as it gets.

Matt Krook pitching for the Somerset Patriots on May 6, 2021 (Chris Jones)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (7-9): A winning streak! Scranton downed Buffalo 7-4 behind two early home runs.

  • Star of the Game: Greg Bird – 1-for-2, 1 home run (2), 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2 walks. Bird’s three-run shot in the third inning gave the RailRiders a 6-0 lead
  • Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Miguel Andujar: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 walk
  • Jose Peraza: 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 2 RBI, 1 run scored. Peraza opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first inning
  • Matt Krook: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 89 pitches (51 strikes). Krook has struck out 26 but also walked 10 in his four starts
  • Zach Greene: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 23 pitches (17 strikes). Greene picked up the win to move to 2-0 on the year
  • Trevor Lane: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 31 pitches (19 strikes)
  • Greg Weissert: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 22 pitches (17 strikes). Weissert recorded his second save

Mickey Gasper. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (8-6): Blake Perkins went deep twice and the Patriots rolled to a 7-4 win at Hartford.

  • Star of the Game: Blake Perkins – 3-for-5, 2 home runs (4), 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Perkins hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning that erased a 3-2 deficit, and followed that up with a solo shot in the seventh. He’s put up an impressive slash line of .351/.415/.838 this season
  • Anthony Volpe: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base
  • Derek Dietrich: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Mickey Gasper: 2-for-5, 1 double
  • Chad Bell: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 strikeout
  • Ken Waldichuk: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 70 pitches (43 strikes). Waldichuk stumbled a bit on Saturday, serving up two bombs
  • Kyle Zurak: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 42 pitches (24 strikes). Zurak was the winning pitcher
  • Steven Jennings: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 39 pitches (29 strikes). Jennings earned the save for yeoman’s work in relief

Edgar Barclay (Photo by John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Hudson Valley Renegades (7-7): ‘Gades pitching held Brooklyn to just one hit in a 2-0 triumph.

  • Star of the Game: Edgar Barclay – 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 50 pitches (36 strikes). Barclay dominated the Cyclones for the second time this week, this time as a starter
  • Everson Pereira: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
  • Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
  • Tanner Myatt: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 37 pitches (25 strikes). Myatt got his first win of the season
  • Carson Coleman: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 37 pitches (21 strikes). Coleman has two saves in as many opportunities and has yet to surrender a run

Tampa Tarpons (6-8): The Tarpons’ bats have stalled out badly of late, as they were shut out by the Threshers for the second consecutive evening, this time by a 3-0 margin.

  • Star of the Game: Josue Panacual – 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 71 pitches (43 strikes). Panacual kept Clearwater at bay with an efficient start and carries a 2.31 ERA
  • Jasson Dominguez: 0-for-4, 4 strikeouts. A golden sombrero for Dominguez, whose OPS sits at an unsightly .496
  • Antonio Gomez: 1-for-3, 1 double, 2 strikeouts
  • Kevin Milam: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 26 pitches (19 strikes). Milam took the loss
  • Danny Watson: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 22 pitches (11 strikes)
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