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Billy Fleming blasted a two-run homer in the seventh to give the Thunder a 5-2 lead.(Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On Tuesday, there were seven games played in the organization since Scranton Wilkes-Barre had to play a doubleheader. In total, the six teams combined to have a 5-2 record with one of those two losses occurring in extra innings. The Dominican Summer League squad continues to score double-digit runs on a daily basis and two pitchers each picked up their first wins at their respective affiliates. Meanwhile, the big league club got a multi-home run night from their shortstop. Check out who else shined on the diamond in tonight’s Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (43-19) started their miniseries against the Washington Nationals with a 3-0 win.

  • Didi Gregorius (2-for-4) was the main source of offense for New York as he hit two solo home runs (12,13).
  • Austin Romine (1-for-2) drove in a run via a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second (20).
  • C.C. Sabathia (4-1) was able to shut out the Nats for 5.2 innings. He allowed four hits, struck out three, and walked three on 101 pitches (62 strikes) in the win.
  • Chad Green gave up a hit and struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Dellin Betances struck out two batters and hit a batter in the eighth.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his 18th save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (30-33) swept both games of their doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings. They won Game 1 by a score of 5-2 and Game 2, 2-0.

Game 1

Clint Frazier went 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning (6) in Game 1(Photo by Cheryl Pursell)

  • Billy McKinney (1-for-2, walk) continued his power surge in June. He hit a three-run home run in the third (7) that got the scoring started. He has five home runs this month.
  • Abiatal Avelino (1-for-3) hit a solo home run in the fourth (2).
  • Ryan McBroom (2-for-3) had the other multi-hit game in Game 1.
  • Erik Swanson (1-1) picked up his first Triple-A win. He went six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, and struck out eight on 85 pitches (58 strikes) in the win.
  • Joe Harvey walked a batter in the seventh, but he kept the Red Wings off the board and got his second save of the year.

Game 2

Brandon Drury was the hero in Game 2 as he hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth (13,14) (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Tyler Wade had the lone multi-hit game for the Railriders (2-for-3).
  • L.J. Mazzilli (1-for-2) and Frazier (1-for-3) had the only doubles for Scranton in the win.
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. had a strong outing in Game 2. He gave up a hit, struck out three, and walked two on 77 pitches (49 strikes) over five scoreless innings.
  • Giovanny Gallegos (1-1) got the win in relief as he gave up two hits, struck out a batter and walked one in two scoreless innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder () started their series against the Bowie Bay Sox with an 8-3 victory.

Trey Amburgey hit a three-run home run in the top of the third (8) and drove in four runs (28,29,30,31) in the win for Trenton (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Billy Fleming had a great night at the plate as he went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and drove in a run on an RBI single in the ninth (7).
  • Zack Zehner (1-for-5) provided some insurance runs with a three-run home run in the eighth (3).
  • Gosuke Katoh (2-for-5) and Devyn Bolasky (2-for-3, walk) had multi-hit games in the victory.
  • Trevor Stephan (1-2) got his first win with the Thunder. In five innings of work, he gave up two hits, struck out six, and walked two on 84 pitches (53 strikes).
  • James Reeves finished this game. He went 1.1 innings, gave up two hits, and struck out two batters.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (34-31) lost 4-3 to the Clearwater Threshers in ten innings.

Diego Castillo was 2-for-5 and he tied the game at three with an RBI single in the top of the seventh (23) (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

  • Ben Ruta (1-for-5) got the Tarpons on the board with a double in the seventh (10).
  • Hoy Jun Park went 1-for-2 with two walks and he stole his 15th base of the season.
  • Adonis Rosa got the no-decision in his outing. He went five innings, gave up three runs on five hits, and struck out three on 67 pitches (51 strikes).
  • Justin Kamplain struck out two batters and walked one over 2.1 scoreless innings.
  • Matt Frawley gave up a hit, struck out two, and walked one in 1.2 scoreless innings.
  • Matt Wivinis (0-1) ended up taking the loss after giving up an unearned run on one hit in the 10th.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (31-32) were held to three hits in a 6-1 loss to the Asheville Tourists

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  • Wilkerman Garcia (1-for-4) and Leonardo Molina (1-for-3) had the other two hits for the Riverdogs.
  • JP Sears (0-5) is still looking for his first win with the Riverdogs. In five innings of work, he gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits, struck out five, and walked one on 85 pitches (63 strikes).
  • Janson Junk pitched the final four innings. He gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and struck out two batters.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (7-2) won their fourth straight game as they defeated the DSL Nationals 10-5. 7 of their 10 runs were scored in the top of the sixth.

  • Anthony Valenzuela (2-for-5) had a double and drove in two runs (2,3).
  • Jose Villa went 2-for-4 and had a pair of RBIs (2,3).
  • Angel Rojas (1-for-4) drove in his fifth run of the year with a base hit in the sixth.
  • Jhoiner Rodriguez (1-for-3, double) and Enyerberth Ascanio (1-for-4) each drove in a run in the win (two and three RBIs on the season respectively).
  • Cristian Sumoza (1-0) went five innings, gave up four runs on seven hits, and struck out four in the win.
  • Felix Alonzo gave up a run on four hits, struck out a batter, and walked one over four innings as he picked up his first save.
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