Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Tuesday night in the New York Yankees organization didn’t provide many wins as the five teams combined for a 3-3 record in six games (Tampa had a doubleheader). However, two of the three wins came in walk-off fashion (Yankees and Double-A Trenton). At the Triple-A level, one Yankees prospect ended the month of May on a great note pitching in the city where he went to college. Check out some of the key performances in tonight’s action:

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (34-17) rallied to defeat the Houston Astros, 6-5, in 10 innings.

    • Gleyber Torres was 2-for-5 with two RBIs (25,26) and his single in the bottom of the 10th sealed the victory.
    • Brett Gardner had his best night of the season at the plate. He went 4-for-5 with two home runs (3,4) and drove in three runs (16,17,18). One of those home runs was a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth.
    • Aaron Judge (2-for-4, double) hit a solo home run in the fifth (15) and he is now at 40 RBIs for the season.
    • Miguel Andujar was 2-for-4 with a walk and he had two doubles.
    • CC Sabathia ended up getting the no-decision. In five innings, he gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits, struck out four, and walked two on 99 pitches (66 strikes).
    • Aroldis Chapman (2-0) struck out one batter and walked one in the 10th as he got the win. The bullpen as a whole gave up two hits, struck out six, and walked three over the final five innings.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (23-27) got all of their runs via the long ball in their 4-0 win over the Louisville Bats.

    Mike Ford was one of four players to go deep for Scranton as he hit a solo home run (7) in the top of the seventh (Matt Bufano)
    • Clint Frazier went 2-for-5 with a double and he hit a home run (5) in the top of the seventh.
    • Ryan McBroom was 2-for-4 at the plate and he hit a home run in the second (5).
    • Billy McKinney hit his first home run of the season with Scranton in the second. He was 2-for-4 in the win.
    • Ronald Torreyes went 2-for-5 in his first game with the Railriders this season.
    • Josh Rogers (5-3) threw seven shutout innings, gave up five hits, struck out three, and walked two on 101 pitches (64 strikes) in the win. He is 3-0 in his last four starts.
    • Cody Carroll allowed three hits and struck out a batter in two innings as he helped seal the shutout.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (32-19) picked up their fifth straight win thanks to a sacrifice bunt and an error in the bottom of the ninth as they defeated the Reading Fightin Phils, 5-4.

    Trevor Stephan shut out the Fightin Phils over 5.2 innings. He allowed two hits, struck out seven batters, and walked one on 84 pitches (54 strikes) Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Jhalan Jackson (1-for-4) tied the game with an RBI single (17) in the bottom of the ninth.
    • Billy Fleming was 2-for-4 with an RBI double (5) in the fourth that got Trenton on the board first.
    • Zack Zehner had the other multi-hit game (2-for-4, double).
    • Bruce Caldwell went 1-for-2 with a walk and he drove in a run (19) on a base hit in the sixth.
    • Stephen Tarpley (4-0) got the win in relief. He allowed two hits and struck out two over the final 1.1 innings.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (26-24) were swept in their doubleheader against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. They lost Game 1, 5-1, and Game 2, 6-3.

    Game 1

    Brandon Wagner had the lone run for Tampa when he hit a solo home run (8) in the bottom of the seventh in Game 1 (Mark LoMoglio)
    • Hoy Jun Park had the only multi-hit game for the Tarpons (2-for-3).
    • The other extra-base hits from the offense came off the bat of Diego Castillo (1-for-3, triple) and Ben Ruta (1-for-3, double).
    • Nick Green (4-2) had a quality outing in a loss. He went 6.1 innings, gave up three runs on six hits, struck out one, and walked two on 97 pitches (60 strikes).

    Game 2

    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 Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)
    • Alexander Palma (1-for-3) gave the Tarpons a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run (2) in the bottom of the first.
    • Castillo and Isiah Gilliam (1-for-3) had the other hits for Tampa in Game 2.
    • Matt Frawley (0-3) got the start. He went 2.1 innings, gave up four runs on five hits, and struck out five on 48 pitches (34 strikes) in the win.
    • David Sosebee followed up Frawley by throwing 2.2 hitless innings. He struck out three batters and walked one as his ERA dropped to 0.77.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (23-27) lost a close game to the Columbia Fireflies, 3-2.

    Pablo Olivares continued his great month of May for Charleston. He went 2-for-3 and had an RBI double (9) in the bottom of the second. (Jerry Coli)
    • Oswaldo Cabrera (0-for-3) drove in the other run for Charleston via a sacrifice fly in the eighth (16).
    • Kyle Holder had the other multi-hit game for the Riverdogs as he went 2-for-4 with a double.
    • Janson Junk got the no-decision in his start. He went 4.2 innings, gave up one run on four hits, struck out two, and walked three on 85 pitches (56 strikes),
    • Dalton Higgins (1-1) took the loss in relief. In three innings of work, he gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits, struck out a batter, and walked one.
    • Chad Martin struck out two batters and walked one in 1.1 hitless innings. He has not allowed an earned run in ten outings this year.