Check out the top performances across the New York Yankees organization in the latest edition of Pinstriped Performances:
New York Yankees (MLB): It took extra-innings, but the Bronx Bombers opened up a pivotal series with a walk-off 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays to pull within 0.5 game of the division-leading Boston Red Sox
- With his season-high 18th home run, Brett Gardner walked the Yankees off with a solo-blast in the bottom of the 11th inning
- Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a home run (15) and two RBIs (49)
- Tommy Kahnle, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Aroldis Chapman combined for 5.0 shutout innings out of the ‘pen to send the game to extra-innings. Chapman was the eventual winner, improving his record to 3-1 on the season.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A): The RailRiders dropped their series finale with the Norfolk Tides in a nail-biting 2-1 loss. After splitting a four-game set with Norfolk, Scranton improved their record to 65-39.
- Miguel Andujar recorded the only hit of the day for the RailRiders, going 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored
- Bryan Mitchell tossed 6.0 innings of one run ball, scattering seven hits and three walks while striking out seven
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder improved their winning streak to five straight wins with a 5-4 victory over the Altoona Curve. Trenton is now 70-33 with a commanding 12.0 game lead on Binghamton for first place of the Eastern League Eastern Division.
- The newly acquired Ryan McBoom continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored
- Thairo Estrada went 2-for-4 and provided the big blow with the game-winning solo home run in the top of the eighth
- Raynel Espinal and Cale Coshow shut the door with a combined three-innings of no-hit ball out of the bullpen. Espianal earned while Coshow recorded his 14th save of the season.
Tampa Yankees (Single-A Advanced): The T-Yanks crushed the Palm Beach Cardinals en route to their eighth-straight win, improving their second-half record to 22-11.
- Gosuke Katoh, Trey Amburgey and Tim Lynch all recorded three hits a piece, including five RBIs and five runs combined
- Erik Swanson tossed 7.0 innings of three run ball, scattering eight hits while striking out six. Swanson earned the win, improving his record to 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA on the season.
Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A): The RiverDogs opened up their road-trip with a 5-2 victory over the Greenville Drive.
- Estevan Florial continued to stay-hot, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored
- Donny Sands got the RiverDogs off to a hot start with a three-run double in the top of the first inning
- Freicer Perez improved his record to 7-3 with 5.0 solid innings of two-run ball. The 21-year old right-hander scattered just two hits and four walks while striking out four Drive batters.
- David Sosebee recorded his ninth save of the season with a perfect ninth-inning
Staten Island Yankees (Single-A Short Season): The ‘Baby Bombers’ dropped their season opener with the Tri-City ValleyCats 5-2 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
- Dom Thompson-Williams went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and two runs scored
- Drew Finley pitched 5.2 innings, coughing up one earned run on four hits. The hard-throwing right-hander also struck out six ValleyCats batters.
Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The P-Yanks and Bluefield Blue Jays were rained out on the road at Bowen Field. They’ll play a day-night double header tomorrow.
Gulf Coast League Yankees East & West (Rookie): The Gulf Coast League Yankees East fell to the GCL Tigers East 4-2 while the Gulf Coast League Yankees West fell to the GCL Blue Jays 7-2
For the East:
- Lisandro Blanco went 2-for-3 with a run scored
- Raymundo Moreno went 1-for-3 with a double, the only extra base hit of the night for the Yanks
For the West:
Dominican Summer League Yankees (Rookie): Scheduled Day Off