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Trenton Thunder starting pitcher Erik Swanson before a game against the Harrisburg Senators in Trenton on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Thursday May 10th, 2018

For most of the New York Yankees organization on Thursday night, it was a night of no wins. The three minor league teams in action were unable to get a win as Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre had their game postponed. Plus, the big league club had their win streak snapped. Despite not having a win, one pitcher in Trenton continued his great start to the year. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from the night’s action.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (26-11) had their eight-game win streak snapped as they lost 5-4 to the Boston Red Sox.

  • Aaron Judge was 1-for-2 with a run scored, three walks, and he had an RBI single in the seventh (28).
  • Brett Gardner (13) and Didi Gregorius (31) did not have a hit, but they each drove in a run in the loss.
  • Gleyber Torres had the lone multi-hit game of the night as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • CC Sabathia did not have a long night on the mound. He went four innings, gave up four runs on nine hits, and struck out five on 80 pitches (47 strikes).
  • Jonathan Holder came in after the rain delay and threw two perfect innings (two strikeouts).
  • Dellin Betances (1-2) struck out three batters over two innings. However, he gave up the solo home run to J.D. Martinez in the top of the eighth that decided the game.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (15-17) had their series opener against the Rochester Red Wings postponed. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow with Game 1 beginning at 5:35 p.m ET.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (20-12) could not hold a one-run lead late as they lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 3-1.

  • Chris Gittens (1-for-4) drove in the lone run of the game for Trenton with an RBI double in the top of the fourth (15).
  • Mandy Alvarez, Gosuke Katoh, and Abiatal Avelino all went 2-for-4 in the loss (Avelino had a run scored and a stolen base).
  • Erik Swanson did not get the win. However, his stellar start to the season continued (0.52 ERA). He gave up no runs on three hits, struck out nine batters, and walked two over seven innings in a no-decision. 75 of his 104 pitches went for strikes.
  • James Reeves gave up a run on two hits and walked a batter in 0.1 innings.
  • Jordan Foley (1-1) walked a batter, allowed two hits, and gave up a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (18-16) lost the series opener to the Florida Fire Frogs, 10-6.

  • Isiah Gilliam (1-for-4) had a two-run single in the bottom of the third that tied the game at three (20,21).
  • Angel Aguilar (1-for-4, run scored) had an RBI triple in the fourth and drove in two runs for the game (11,12).
  • Estevan Florial had the lone multi-hit game of the night (2-for-5, double, run scored).
  • Greg Bird went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout in his first rehab game with the Tarpons.
  • Billy McKinney also was playing with the Tarpons in his first rehab game and was 0-for-1 with two walks.
  • Nick Green (3-1) did not have a good night on the mound. He went 4.2 innings, gave up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits, struck out five, and walked three on 85 pitches (49 strikes) in the loss.
  • Matt Wivinis made his Tarpons debut and shined out of the bullpen. He threw two hitless innings, walked one, and struck out five of the eight batters he faced.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (16-17) were on the wrong end of a low-scoring game in a 2-1 loss to the Lakewood Blue Claws.

  • Dalton Blaser (0-for-2) drove in the only run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh (6).
  • Steven Sensley was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double.
  • Leonardo Molina was also 2-for-4 with a double and he extended his hit streak to seven games.
  • JP Sears (0-2) gave up two home runs and it ended up costing him. He went 5.2 innings, gave up two runs on five hits, and struck out four on 86 pitches (61 strikes) in the loss.
  • Anderson Severino followed up Sears by not giving up a run, allowing one hit, and striking out a batter in 1.1 innings.
  • Kyle Zurak walked a batter and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning.
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