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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

There were ten games played in the New York Yankees organization on Tuesday and the teams combined for a .500 record (5-5). One Charleston player had a multi-home run game in a loss while a Staten Island starter pitched into the seventh inning for the first time. Also, one player on the Railriders drove in four runs and another pitcher made his Tampa debut on  the mound. Find out who those players were and much more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (55-28) got back on the winning track with an 8-5 win over the Atlanta Braves.

  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3, two walks) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first (15) and he drove in two runs (39,40).
  • Kyle Higashioka (1-for-3, walk) hit a solo shot in the second (2).
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run home run in the eighth (20).
  • Aaron Judge had a multi-hit game (2-for-4, walk).
  • Domingo German took a no-decision. He went 4.1 innings, gave up three runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked three on 82 pitches (52 strikes).
  • A.J. Cole (3-1) gave up a hit and struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings as he got the win.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his 24th save.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (42-40) defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 6-3.

Raynel Espinal struck out five batters in two perfect innings of relief as he got his first save at Triple-A. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Rey Navarro went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs (15,16,17,18). One of his three hits was a two-run home run in the top of the second (5).
  • L.J. Mazzilli (1-for-4) drove in a run on an RBI single in the fourth (16).
  • Bruce Caldwell (1-for-3, two walks) had an RBI single in the fifth (17).
  • Billy McKinney and Ryan McBroom both went 3-for-5.
  • Luis Cessa (1-0) had a quality start in a victory. He went six innings, gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits, struck out three, and walked one on 78 pitches (53 strikes).
  • J.P. Feyereisen gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless seventh.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (47-36) gave up all four of their runs in the second inning in a 4-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Trey Amburgey went 3-for-4 and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth (11). (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Mandy Alvarez had the other extra-base hit for the Thunder (1-for-4, double).
  • Brian Keller (6-6) went seven innings, gave up four runs on five hits, struck out five, and walked two on 105 pitches (67 strikes) in a loss.
  • Brady Lail gave up three hits and struck out a batter over the final two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (41-41) lost 4-2 to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Dom Thompson-Williams went 1-for-4 and drove in the only two runs for Tampa (23,24).  (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Diego Castillo (2-for-4, stolen base) and Rashad Crawford (2-for-4) had the other multi-hit games.
  • Dalton Lehnen got a no-decision in his Tampa debut. In 4.2 innings, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out four, and walked four on 90 pitches (49 strikes).
  • Phillip Diehl (1-2) took the loss out of the bullpen. He gave up an unearned run on one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one.
  • Greg Weissert gave up a run on two hits and struck out five over the final two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (41-38) lost their game against the Greenville Drive, 5-3.

Alexander Vargas pitched the final three innings for Charleston. He gave up a run on two hits and struck out one. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Jason Lopez (2-for-3) had a walk and hit two home runs (6,7). He hit a two-run home run in the top of the first and a solo shot in the seventh to bring his RBI total up to 23.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-3, walk) and Wilkerman Garcia (1-for-4) had the other hits for Charleston.
  • Reiver Sanmartin (0-1) took the loss for Charleston in his start. He went five innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and struck out four on 66 pitches (49 strikes).

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (6-12) defeated the Brooklyn Cyclones, 5-1 to clinch a series win.

Daniel Alvarez came in after Martinez and had a good outing in relief. In 2.1 innings of work, he allowed only two hits, struck out six batters, and walked one. (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Andres Chaparro went 3-for-3 and hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth (2).
  • Jerry Seitz (1-for-4) had a two-run single in the sixth (1,2).
  • Nolan Martinez (2-0) had his best start of the season. He went 6.2 innings, gave up a run on two hits, and struck out four on 88 pitches (56 strikes) in a win.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (6-8) came from behind to defeat the Kingsport Mets, 5-2.

  • Evan Alexander was 3-for-3 with a walk.
  • Max Burt (1-for-4) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth (6).
  • Terrance Robertson (1-for-3, walk) came in off the bench and had an RBI single (2).
  • Pedro Espinola got the no-decision in his start. He went 3.2 innings, gave up two runs on two hits, struck out two, and walked four on 72 pitches (39 strikes).
  • Marcus Evey (1-0) got the win in relief. He gave up a hit and struck out four in 2.1 innings.
  • Austin Gardner gave up a hit, struck out three batters, and walked two in two innings.
  • Ron Marinaccio struck out a batter in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his first save.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The two Gulf Coast squads ended up splitting their games. The East team (3-8) defeated the GCL Pirates, 6-5. As for the West squad (5-5), they lost to GCL Phillies West, 7-4.

GCL East

Jose Villa went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and he drove in three runs (7,8,9). (Bryan Green)
  • Starlin Paulino was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (3).
  • Sandy Mota was 2-for-3 with two walks and he stole three bases.
  • Anderson Munoz got the no-decision in his start. He went three innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits, and walked four batters.
  • Luis Ojeda gave up one run on one hit, walked a batter, and struck out three over 3.1 innings.
  • Alex Mejias (2-0) got the win out of the bullpen. He went 2.2 innings, gave up a hit, and struck out three.

GCL West

  • Jose Martinez (2-for-3) hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth (3). He has 11 RBIs on the season.
  • Brandon Lockridge went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Sincere Smith and Meure Rodriguez each drove in their first runs of the season without getting a hit.
  • Kenily Montas (0-3) remained winless on the season. He went five innings, gave up three runs on six hits, and struck out a batter.
  • Edward Paredes gave up a run on two hits and struck out two over two innings.
  • Bringnel Mendez retired the side in a 1-2-3 eighth.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (13-14) lost to the DSL Mets in walk-off fashion, 2-1.

  • Madison Santos (1-for-4) had a triple and the lone RBI of the game (10).
  • Juan Crisp had three of the team’s six hits (3-for-4).
  • Angel Obando gave up a hit and struck out four over four scoreless innings to start the game.
  • Carlos Santana allowed three hits, struck out two, and walked three in 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
  • Diego Cordero (1-1) took the loss. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out two in an inning.