Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Michael King makes his fisrt apperance as a Yankee in a minor league spring training game for the Trenton Thunder at the Yankees Player Development and Scouting Complex on March 18, 2018. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

While the New York Yankees did not make a trade on July 31, every affiliate was in action on Tuesday. In the 11 games tha were played (GCL East had a doubleheader), the teams combined for a 3-8 record. The big league club got a win and a starter in Trenton got his ERA down to 1.99 for the year (combined Trenton and Tampa). Plus, this year’s FIrst Round pick in the MLB Draft was promoted up a level and made his debut behind the plate. Find out more about those players in our Pinstriped Performances.

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (68-37) began their two-game series against the Baltimore Orioles with a 6-3 win.

  • Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the bottom of the third (60).
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-4) hit a three-run home run in the fifth (13).
  • Gleyber Torres (1-for-4) got the scoring started with a base hit in the first (45).
  • Masahiro Tanaka (9-2) had a strong outing on the mound. He threw six shutout innings, allowed three hits, struck out eight, and walked two on 105 pitches (66 strikes) in a win.
  • Dellin Betances allowed a hit and struck out two in 2/3 of an inning.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (56-50) lost 8-3 to the Rochester Red Wings.

Mark Payton (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the top of the first (5) (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Zack Zehner went 2-for-3 and had an RBI single in the seventh (27).
  • Abiatal Avelino was 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the seventh (31).
  • Luke Voit was 1-for-4 in his Yankees organizational debut.
  • Luis Cessa got the start and his outing was short. He gave up a run on two hits and struck out two hitters in the first on 20 pitches (13 strikes).
  • Brady Lail (1-2) took the loss in relief and allowed a home run to Tyler Austin. He gave up three runs on four hits, struck out two, and walked a batter over 1.2 innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (60-47) edged out a 3-2 win over the Reading Fightin Phils’

Mandy Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the top of the third (8) and  two RBIs (43,44) (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Jorge Saez (0-for-3, walk, stolen base) drove in a run on an error in the fourth (6).
  • Gosuke Katoh (1-for-5) and Wendell Rijo (1-for-4, walk) both had a double.
  • Michael King (6-2) went seven innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out eight, and walked one on 88 pitches (62 strikes in a win.
  • Phillip Diehl allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and walked one over the final two innings as he got his first save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (54-52) lost their series opener to the Clearwater Threshers, 4-2.

Ben Ruta went 1-for-2 with a walk, two stolen bases, and an RBI single in the top of the seventh (26) (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-4) also had an RBI single in the seventh (23).
  • Isiah Gilliam had the other hit for the Tarpons as he was 1-for-4.
  • Garrett Whitlock (4-3) went 4.1 innings, allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out four, and walked two on 96 pitches (63 strikes).
  • Kaleb Ort followed up Whitlock. In 2.2 innings of work, he allowed one run on two hits, struck out three, and walked one.
  • Kyle Zurak gave up one hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless eighth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (50-55) lost to the Hickory Crawdads by a final score of 7-3.

Leonardo Molina went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs (31,32) for Charleston. (Jerry Coli)

  • Carlos Vidal was 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and an RBI groundout in the top of the fifth (18).
  • Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-4) had the only extra-base hit for the Riverdogs (double).
  • Deivi Garcia (5-4) went six innings, gave up five runs on four hits, struck out seven, and walked two on 81 pitches (56 strikes) in a loss.
  • Austin DeCarr allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three over the final two innings.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (23-20) lost a 7-5 game to the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

Junior Soto was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth (18) (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Andy Diaz (1-for-3, walk) drove in his first run of the year on an RBI groundout in the ninth.
  • Alex Junior was 0-for-3 with two RBIs (7,8).
  • Jesus Bastidas had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3.
  • Matt Sauer (2-3) went five innings, allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits, struck out three, and walked one on 82 pitches (52 strikes) in a loss.
  • Abel Duarte came in after Sauer. In two innings of work, he gave up one run on two hits, struck out two, and walked two.
  • Aaron McGarity allowed one hit and struck out two over the final two innings.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (17-23) lost 6-4 to the Burlington Royals in 10 innings.

Anthony Seigler went 1-for-2 with two walks in his Pulaski debut. (Bryan Green)

  • Juan De Leon went 1-for-4 and hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second (4).
  • Ezequiel Duran (0-for-5) had an RBI groundout in the 10th (15).
  • Robert Javier and Max Burt both went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Alexander Vizcaino started the game. He went 2.1 innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out two on 32 pitches (22 strikes).
  • Austin Gardner came in after Vizcaino. In 3.2 innings of work, he allowed two hits, struck out five, and walked one.
  • Ron Marinaccio (0-2) was the losing pitcher in extra innings. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, struck out two, and walked one.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie)

GCL East: The East squad (12-23) split a doubleheader with the GCL Pirates. They won Game 1, 2-0. However, they lost Game 2, 12-4.

Game 1

  • Ryder Green was 0-for-3 with an RBI (9).
  • Borinquen Mendez also went 0-for-3 with an RBI (6).
  • Jesus Severino was 1-for-4 with a triple.
  • Alexander Santana was 1-for-2 with a double.
  • Yoendrys Gomez (2-1) threw five shutout innings in his outing. He allowed two hits, struck out three, and walked two in a win.
  • Tyler Johnson allowed two hits and struck out two while not giving up a run in the final two innings as he got his first save.

Game 2

  • Asdrubal Alvarez was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (9,10).
  • Pedro Diaz went 0-for-3. However, he did drive in a pair of runs (7,8).
  • Raymundo Moreno had the only multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Starlin Paulino had the only extra-base hit (1-for-3, double).
  • Charlie Ruegger got the no-decision in his start. He went two innings and allowed one run on two hits.
  • Alex Mejias (4-2) took the loss in relief. In two innings of work, he allowed six runs on five hits and walked two batters.
  • Josh Maciejewski allowed two hits and struck out a batter in the final 1.2 innings of the game.

GCL West: The West team (16-16) lost a suspended game to the GCL Phillies West, 7-3.

  • Antonio Cabello was 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the top of the first (5).
  • Mitchell Robinson went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI (8).
  • Meure Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (3).
  • Kenily Montas (0-5) took the loss in his start. He went 4.1 innings, gave up six runs (two earned) on eight hits, struck out four, and walked three.
  • Edward Paredes pitched 2.2 innings of relief. He allowed one run on one hit, walked one, and struck out a batter.
  • Bringnel Mendez allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth inning.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (20-30) lost to the DSL Angels in walk-off fashion, 9-8.

  • Nelson Medina was 3-for-6 with a double, a stolen base, and two RBIs (10,11).
  • Carlos Moreno went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and drove two runs (5,6).
  • Angel Rojas (2-for-6) drove in his 22nd run of the year.
  • Alan Mejia also had a multi-hit game (2-for-5).
  • Bias Castano went three innings in his start as he got a no-decision. He allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits and walked five without striking out anyone.
  • Abel Estevez came in after Castano. He gave up three runs on two hits, struck out five, and walked one over two innings.
  • Franyer Hernandez allowed one hit and struck out a batter over two scoreless innings.
  • Diego Cordero (3-3) was the losing pitcher in relief. He allowed two runs on two hits, struck out three, and walked two in 1.1 innings of work.

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