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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar watches after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday April 17th, 2018

If you are a fan of offense, then Tuesday night was not your night around the New York Yankees organization. While Trenton ended up being snowed out, the Yankees and the three other minor league affiliates combined to go 1-3. Fortunately, Charleston prevented a winless night by winning a low-scoring affair. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances in Tuesday night’s action:

New York Yankees (MLB): It was a sluggish night for the Yankees (8-8) on offense as they were blown out by the Miami Marlins. 9-1.

  • Miguel Andujar was the lone bright spot of the night. He went 2-for-4 with a double and hit his first career major league home run in the ninth. He has had three straight multi-hit games.
  • Masahiro Tanaka (1-2) got off to a rough start and he could not recover. He went five innings, gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits, struck out five, and walked two on 83 pitches (57 strikes) in the loss.
  • While the Yankees drew seven walks at the plate, they were 0-for-10 as a team with runners in scoring position.
  • Luis Cessa got called up from Triple-A today when Tommy Kahnle went on the disabled list (right shoulder tendonitis). He got to pitch tonight, but left the game in the eighth inning. He is reportedly heading to the disabled list with an oblique strain:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (7-5) had a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, but they were unable to hold it in an 8-3 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers.

  • Billy Fleming had the lone extra-base hit of the night for Scranton. His two-run double in the top of the fourth (5,6) gave the Railriders a 3-0 lead.
  • Mike Ford got the Railriders on the board with an RBI infield single in the same inning (4). He was one of two players to have a multi-hit night as he went 2-for4 with a run scored (Shane Robinson was 2-for-4 as well).
  • Josh Rogers (1-1) got hit hard by the Stripers offense. He went five innings, gave up five runs on 11 hits, and struck out six on 92 pitches (63 strikes) in the loss.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (5-5) had their game postponed against the Erie Seawolves because of snow. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon with Game 1 beginning at 3:05 p.m ET.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (5-7) dropped their series opener to the Daytona Tortugas by a final score of 8-2.

  • Adonis Rosa (1-1) went 3.2 innings, gave up six runs (three earned) on eight hits, struck out four batters, and walked three on 85 pitches (52 strikes) in the loss.
  • Isiah Gilliam (1-for-4) extended his hit streak to seven games with a base hit in the ninth. His RBI groundout in the seventh (9) gives him seven consecutive games with at least one RBI.
  • Brandon Wagner hit a solo home run in the ninth for his third home run of the season.
  • The only multi-hit night for the Tarpons belonged to Angel Aguilar, who went 2-for-3 with a double.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): In a good pitchers’ duel, the Riverdogs (6-6) were able to edge out the West Virginia Power, 1-0.

  • Garrett Whitlock (1-1) started off the night by throwing five shutout innings on the mound. He gave up three hits, struck out five, and walked two on 93 pitches (56 strikes) in the win.
  • Steven Sensley drove in the lone run of the night on a groundout in the first inning (7). He now has at least one RBI in each of his last four games.
  • Brian Trieglaff followed up Whitlock by giving up two hits and striking out four batters over three innings. He has four strikeouts in each of his first three outings this season.
  • Matt Wivinis gave up a leadoff single in the ninth, but worked his way out of trouble and ended the night on a strikeout as he recorded his fourth save in as many chances.
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