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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It was a crowded day of action on Tuesday in the New York Yankees organization. There were eight games played and one other that was suspended. In those games, the Yankees combined for a 3-5 record. While Charleston had the night off, a couple of players got the chance to play in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Meanwhile, the Pulaski Yankees got their season started in the Appalachian League. Find out how each team did in today’s Pinstriped Performances

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (48-22) began their series against the Seattle Mariners with a 7-2 win.

  • Aaron Hicks (3-for-4) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth (10). He has homered in three straight games.
  • Miguel Andujar (2-for-4) hit a two-run home run as well in the fifth (9).
  • Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-4) got the scoring started with a solo home run in the first (17).
  • Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the eighth (14).
  • Aaron Judge (1-for-4) had an RBI single in the seventh (47).
  • Domingo German (2-4) was dominant on the mound. In seven innings of work, he gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out nine on 96 pitches (67 strikes) in the win.
  • A.J. Cole finished the game by striking out three in two perfect innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (33-36) lost their series opener to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-5.

Mark Payton went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and he drove in three runs (8,9,10) (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Kyle Higashioka (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second (5).
  • Tyler Austin went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run of his own in the eighth (1).
  • Tyler Wade was 1-for-1 and he walked four times.
  • Chance Adams (2-3) had a rough night on the mound. In four innings of work, he gave up six runs (four earned) on three hits and struck out one on 89 pitches (55 strikes) in the loss.
  • Joe Harvey struck out the side in a 1-2-3 seventh inning.
  • Tommy Kahnle gave up a hit and struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (40-29) started off their series against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies with a 7-3 win.

Abiatal Avelino went 3-for-4 at the plate and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh (6) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Devyn Bolasky went 2-for-4 and broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run triple in the fourth (4,5).
  • Mandy Alvarez (1-for-3) drew a walk, scored three runs, and picked up his 20th RBI of the season.
  • Francisco Diaz (2-for-3) had an RBI double in the sixth (6).
  • Trevor Stephan (2-2) got the win on the mound. In five innings of work, he gave up one run on three hits, struck out six, and walked two on 84 pitches (53 strikes).
  • Stephen Tarpley gave up a hit and struck out one in the final two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (34-35) lost to the Fort Myers Miracle, 8-7.

Isiah Gilliam went 3-for-5 at the plate and reached the 40 RBI mark for the season.  (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Brandon Wagner (3-for-5) had a double, hit a solo home run in the top of the third (14) and drove in three runs (34,35,36).
  • Dom Thompson-Williams went 3-for-5 with a double in the loss.
  • Diego Castillo went 4-for-5 and drove in a run (24).
  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-3) had the other RBI for the Tarpons (21).
  • Will Carter was unable to hold an early 5-0 lead. He went 2.2 innings, allowed six runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked two in a no-decision.
  • Trevor Lane (1-3) went two innings, gave up one run on four hits, and struck out three in the loss out of the bullpen.
  • Andrew Schwaab ended the game by striking out two batters and walking one in 1.2 innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): While Charleston had the night off, Chris Hess and Steven Sensley represented the Riverdogs in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Hess went 0-for-5 while Sensley was 0-for-3.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (1-4) lost a close game to the Lowell Spinners, 2-1. They have now lost four games in a row.

Juan De Paula went 4.2 innings in his start. He gave up one run on five hits, struck out four, and walked one on 81 pitches (55 strikes) in a no-decision (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Ryan Lidge had three of the team’s seven hits (3-for-3).
  • Eduardo Torrealba had the other multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Danienger Perez (0-for-2) drove in the lone run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth (2).
  • Christian Morris came in after De Paula and gave up one hit while striking out four in 2.1 shutout innings.
  • Chase Hodson (1-1) took the loss after giving up a run and a hit in the eighth.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (1-0) started off their season with a 4-1 win over the Danville Braves.

  • Robert Javier went 4-for-5, had a stolen base and had the go-ahead RBI double in the top of the fifth (1).
  • Ezequiel Duran (0-for-4) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
  • Luis Medina did not allow a hit in four innings of work. He allowed an unearned run, struck out four batters, and walked five on 78 pitches (43 strikes).
  • Luis Rijo (1-0) picked up the win in relief. He threw five shutout innings, allowed seven hits, and struck out four.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The GCL Yankees West (0-2) lost 24-8 to the GCL Tigers East. Meanwhile, the GCL Yankees East had their game suspended against the GCL Phillies West squad. They were down 3-0 after 2.1 innings of play.

GCL East

  • Jose Martinez (1-for-3) hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth (1). He has driven in five runs in two games.
  • Antonio Cabello went 3-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored.
  • Anthony Garcia went 1-for-3 and drove in a run (1).
  • Roberto Chirinos went 1-for-2 and had a double and a RBI (1).
  • Brandon Lockridge was 1-for-2 and had a triple.
  • Donny Sands was 1-for-2 with a walk as he continued his rehab assignment.
  • Nelvin Correa (0-1) went 3.2 innings, gave up seven runs (four earned) on nine hits and struck out four batters in a loss.
  • Marcus Evey gave up a hit, struck out four, and walked two in the final 1.2 innings of the game.

GCL West

  • Anderson Munoz got the start in this game. In the first 2.1 innings, he has given up three runs (two earned) on two hits, struck out two batters, and walked two.
  • No GCL Yankees have a hit in the first three innings.

Dominican Summer League: The DSL Yankees (8-7) lost to the DSL Rockies by a final score of 11-5.

  • Juan Crisp (1-for-5) hit a solo home run in the top of the first (2) and drove in two runs (9,10).
  • Wilfre Favelo went 1-for-4 and drove in his first run of the season.
  • Ronny Rojas was 1-for-5 with an RBI (11).
  • Miguel Marte went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a walk. The third baseman is hitting .364 this season.
  • Angel Rojas was 2-for-4 with a double in the loss.
  • Alfred Vega (0-3) did not give up an earned run and still took the loss. He went 3.2 innings, gave up four unearned runs on five hits and struck out two batters.