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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Thursday, August 2, 2018

On Thursday, the New York Yankees and their affiliates combined for a 6-4 record in the ten games that were played. While the big league club got blown out in Boston, Short-Season Staten Island took a perfect game into the seventh and Rookie-Level Pulaski ended up being the affiliate that scored the most runs. Meanwhile, a Trenton outfielder drove in three runs and the top pitching prospect picked up a win for Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Find out about those games and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (68-39) lost the series opener to the Boston Red Sox, 15-7.

  • Didi Gregorius went 2-for-5, hit two home runs (19,20) and drove in four runs (61,62,63,64). He hit a three-run home run in the top of the first and a solo home run in the fifth.
  • Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with a solo shot in the seventh (25) and two RBIs (65,66).
  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, two walks) hit a solo home run in the second (18).
  • Brett Gardner (1-for-4, triple)  and Austin Romine (1-for-4, double) had the other extra-base hits.
  • C.C. Sabathia only went three innings in his outing. He allowed two runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked four on 77 pitches (45 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Jonathan Holder (1-2) did not record an out in the fourth. He allowed seven runs on five hits and walked a batter.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (57-51) defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 6-2.

Justus Sheffield (5-3) went 5.2 innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out seven, and walked four on 107 pitches (61 strikes) in a win. (Matt Bufano)

  • Mike Ford went 1-for-4 with three RBIs (37,38,39) and he hit a two-run home run in the top of the first (13)
  • Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-4 with a walk and he had an RBI single in the fourth (3).
  • Devyn Bolasky (2-for-4) had an RBI single in the fourth (1).
  • Mark Payton (1-for-4, double, walk) had an RBI double in the eighth (18).
  • Abiatal Avelino (2-for-5, triple, stolen base) and Francisco Diaz (2-for-3, walk) both had multi-hit games.
  • David Sosebee came in after Sheffield. He allowed one run on one hit, struck out two, and walked one over 2.1 innings of work.
  • Joe Harvey pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (61-48) lost to the Reading Fightin’ Phils by a final score of 8-4.

Jhalan Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in three runs (31,32,33) for Trenton. (Martin Griff)

  • Ryan Lidge was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in the top of the fourth (7).
  • Trevor Stephan had a no-decision in his start. In 5.2 innings of work, he gave up four runs on three hits and struck out seven on 89 pitches (60 strikes).
  • Chase Hodson (0-1) took the loss in his Trenton debut. He allowed four runs on five hits,  struck out three batters, and walked one.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (55-54) were held to three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Clearwater Threshers.

Steven Sensley was 1-for-2 with a walk for Tampa on Thursday. (Credit Mark LoMoglio)

  • Estevan Florial went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Isiah Gilliam had the other hit for Tampa as he went 1-for-4.
  • Rony Garcia (0-2) got the loss in his start. He went 5.2 innings, gave up two runs on four hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 85 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Greg Weissert struck out three batters and did not allow a hit in the final 2.1 innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (51-56) edged out a 2-1 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Welfrin Mateo went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and drove in a run (14) on a sacrifice fly double play in the top of the second. (Bryan Green)

  • Ricky Surum was 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Mitchell Hansen was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Janson Junk (5-3) had a quality start in a win. He went seven innings, gave up one run on five hits, struck out four, and walked one on 85 pitches (57 strikes).
  • Daniel Alvarez allowed one hit and struck out three over two innings as he got his first save with the Riverdogs.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (25-20) defeated the Connecticut Tigers, 3-2, in walk-off fashion.

Eduardo Torrealba went 1-for-3 with a walk and had the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth (11). (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Andy Diaz was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI single in the third (2).
  • Josh Breaux went 2-for-4 and had the game-tying single in the eighth (2).
  • Nolan Martinez was perfect in his outing. He did not allow a hit over five innings and struck out seven batters on 66 pitches (44 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Rodney Hutchison (2-0) finished the game and got the win. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out three in the final four innings.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (18-24) rallied for an 11-7 win over the Burlington Royals.

Ezequiel Duran was 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBI singles (16,17) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Nelson Gomez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first (7) and he drove in three RBIs (16,17,18).
  • Mickey Gasper was 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run in the sixth (3), and two RBIs (10,11).
  • Robert Javier (1-for-4) had a two-run double in the eighth (14,15).
  • Jordan Scott was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI triple in the sixth (8).
  • Luis Medina got a no-decision in his start. He went four innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out eight (season-high), and walked five on 81 pitches (43 strikes).
  • Gilmael Troya (1-0) won the game in relief. In 2.1 innings of work, he allowed a run on three hits, struck out four, and walked two.
  • Brett Morales pitched the final 1.2 innings. He allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked two as he got his second save.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The East squad (13-23) defeated the GCL Blue Jays, 5-4, in 10 innings. Meanwhile, the West (16-19) lost 6-2 to the GCL Pirates.

GCL East

  • Borinquen Mendez went 1-for-4 with a double, three stolen bases, and two RBIs (7,8).
  • Starlin Paulino was 2-for-5 with an RBI (4).
  • Jesus Severino went 2-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases, and an RBI (8).
  • Pedro Diaz was 3-for-3 with a double.
  • Elvis Peguero started the game. He went five innings, gave up two runs on seven hits,  struck out six, and walked two in a no-decision.
  • Blakely Brown walked a batter over two hitless innings.
  • Jose Peguero (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th to get the victory.

GCL West

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (22-30) defeated the DSL Nationals, 8-7.

  • Deivi Munoz was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI (15).
  • Alan Mejia was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs (8,9).
  • Enyerberth Ascanio went 1-for-4 with an RBI (14).
  • Jhoiner Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with an RBI (5).
  • Angel Obando got the start. He went three innings, gave up five runs on one hit, struck out six, and walked five in a no-decision.
  • Marcos Arguello (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out three over 3.1 shutout innings as he got the win.
  • Ismael Gomez allowed no runs on two hits in the ninth as he got his first save.
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