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Ben Ruta went 3-for-3 and hit his first home run with the Tarpons in the bottom of the first, a solo shot. (Photo by Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

For the second straight night, only one team was able to win in the New York Yankees organization. Charleston had their game postponed, so there were five games played due to a Trenton doubleheader (1-4 record). The lone win in the organization came on a walk-off catcher’s interference. Check out some of the key performances during Tuesday night’s action:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (31-14) had their three-game win streak snapped due to a 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.

  • Gleyber Torres continues to be in a groove at the plate. He went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in the top of the third (7). He has four home runs in his last four games.
  • Miguel Andujar (1-for-4) also had a solo home run against Cole Hamels in the seventh (5).
  • Austin Romine came in for Gary Sanchez in the sixth and hit a two-run home run in the eighth (2).
  • Domingo German (0-2) ended up taking the loss in this game. In 3.2 innings, he gave up six runs on four hits, struck out six, and walked three on 85 pitches (50 strikes).

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (19-24) lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox, 7-6. They have now lost five games in a row.

J.P. Feyereisen struck out four batters in two perfect innings out of the bullpen (Matt Bufano)

  • Adam Lind (1-for-4) got Scranton on the board with a two-run home run (2) in the top of the second.
  • In the same inning, Rey Navarro (1-for-2) hit a two-run home run (1) of his own to double the lead to 4-0.
  • Shane Robinson had the only multi-hit game of the night. He went 2-for-3 and had an RBI single in the fourth (9).
  • Chance Adams had a rough night on the mound. In three innings, he gave up five runs on three hits, struck out six, and walked three on 82 pitches (48 strikes).
  • Raynel Espinal (1-1) ended up taking the loss. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out one over 1.2 innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (27-17) lost both games of their doubleheader against the Akron Rubberducks. They lost Game 1 by a final score of 4-3 and Game 2, 6-3.

Game 1

Jonathan Loaisiga made his return to the Trenton rotation on Tuesday. He gave up one run on five hits, struck out two, and walked one in three innings of work. (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Mandy Alvarez (1-for-3) hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh to cut the deficit to 4-3 (1).
  • Gosuke Katoh (1-for-4) got the Thunder on the board with an RBI double in the sixth (9).
  • Francisco Diaz came off the disabled list and had the lone multi-hit game for the Thunder (2-for-3).
  • James Reeves struck out four batters, walked one, and did not give up a hit in two innings of relief.
  • Trevor Lane (0-1) gave up three runs in the bottom of the sixth as he took the loss. He walked two batters and struck out two while giving up three hits.

Game 2

Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-4 and drove in a run (12) during Trenton’s loss to Akron (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Ben Ruta had the lone extra-base hit for Trenton (double) and he was 3-for-3 with a stolen base (11) as he raised his batting average to .328.
  • Chace Numata had the other RBI when he drove in a run on a groundout in the seventh (7).
  • Trevor Stephan (0-1) made his Double-A debut tonight. He gave up six runs on nine hits, struck out five, and walked two on 73 pitches (50 strikes) in the loss.
  • Andrew Schwaab gave up one hit in the final 1.2 innings of the game.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (24-19) defeated the Charlotte Stone Crabs 3-2 in ten innings on a walk-off catcher’s interference.

Brandon Wagner picked up his 20th RBI of the season on a single in the bottom of the fourth. (Mark LoMoglio)

  • Alexander Palma was 3-for-5 and had the game-tying RBI single in the 10th (9).
  • Keith Skinner had the other multi-hit game of the evening (2-for-4).
  • Nick Green had a quality start in a no-decision. He went six innings, gave up one run on two hits, struck out five, and walked three on 96 pitches (55 strikes).
  • Phillip Diehl kept the game tied with two scoreless innings of relief (two hits, one walk, three strikeouts).
  • David Sosebee (2-2) gave up an unearned run in the top of the 10th. However, he ended up getting the win. He struck out two batters and gave up one hit in two innings.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (19-24) had their game against the Augusta GreenJackets postponed. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow with Game 1 beginning at 5:05 p.m ET.

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