On Thursday night, only three Yankees minor league affiliates were in action while the big league club was on the West Coast. There was an extra-inning loss for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, a Tampa infielder continued his hitting streak, and a Charleston starting pitcher had one of the best starts of his career. Find out more about those players in our Pinstriped Performances:
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (9-9) lost their series finale against the Rochester Red Wings, 4-3 in 10 innings.
- Cliff Pennington went 3-for-4 with a solo home run (2) in the top of the third and drove in two runs (7,8).
- Ryan Lavarnway had a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth that tied the game at three (5).
- David Hale pitched well in his outing as he got the no-decision. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out nine over 6.1 innings. 72 of his 109 pitches were for strikes. The nine K’s are a season-high.
- Daniel Alvarez retired both batters he faced in his Triple-A debut.
- Cale Coshow (2-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out three in 2.1 innings of work.
Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (9-12) picked up a 6-3 win over the Clearwater Threshers.
- Tyler Hill was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a solo home run in the sixth (2).
- Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the fifth (9).
- Isiah Gilliam was 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base.
- Jason Lopez went 1-for-3 and got the scoring started with a sacrifice fly in the second (6).
- Steven Sensley (2-for-3) and Pablo Olivares (2-for-5) both had multi-hit games.
- Glenn Otto took the no-decision in his start. He allowed two runs on four hits, struck out five, and walked five over four innings. 40 of his 81 pitches were for strikes.
- Greg Weissert (2-0) won the game in relief. He gave up one run on two hits, struck out two, and walked three over three innings.
- Kyle Zurak threw two scoreless innings and picked up his third save of the year. He allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked two.
Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (9-12) began their series against the Columbia Fireflies with a 5-3 win.
- Canaan Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the sixth (2).
- Isaiah Pasteur was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single in the third (1).
- Eduardo Torrealba had the other hit for Charleston. He went 1-for-3 with a double.
- Daniel Bies (1-1) picked up his first win of the year. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits and struck out eight over 5.2 innings. 60 of his 90 pitches were for strikes. The eight strikeouts are a new professional high.
- Rodney Hutchison finished the game and picked up his first save of the year. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out six, and walked one over 3.1 innings.