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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

For the first time in 20 months, Yankees MiLB affiliates took the field for counting games on Tuesday. A rehab appearance from Luke Voit and productive evenings for some 2020 draft picks highlighted an eventful opening day.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A): The RailRiders kicked off their 2021 season with a 5-2 loss on the road against the Syracuse Mets.

  • Luke Voit (rehab): 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 walk
  • Socrates Brito: 2-for-4, 1 home run (a two-run blast), 1 run scored, 1 walk
  • Miguel Andújar: 0-for-4
  • Chris Gittens: 2-for-4
  • Mike Montgomery: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 home run allowed, 64 pitches (37 strikes)
  • Nick Nelson: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s, 1 home run allowed, 33 pitches (20 strikes).
  • Reggie McClain: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 18 pitches (9 strikes)
  • Nick Goody: 1 IP, 2 K’s, 11 pitches (8 strikes)

Luis Gil. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (Double-A): Starting off its big-league affiliation with a bang, Somerset rode a five-run first inning to a 6-0 home shutout of Harrisburg.

  • Estevan Florial: 1-for-4, 1 home run, 2 K. Florial’s homer was a leadoff shot in the bottom of the first inning
  • Thomas Milone: 2-for-2, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Milone followed up Florial’s blast with a three-run shot later in the first
  • Dermis Garcia: 0-for-3, 1 walk, 1 run scored, 2 strikeouts
  • Luis Gil: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K. Gil’s Double-A debut was one to remember – he fired 63 pitches, 38 for strikes
  • Ron Marinaccio: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K. The 2017 19th-round pick got the win for the Patriots, following up Gil with a brilliant outing of his own. Out of his 48 pitches, 29 were for strikes. 
  • Stephen Ridings: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K, 20 pitches (15 strikes)
  • Greg Weissert: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 18 pitches (13 strikes).

Luis Medina (Photo by Robert M. Pimpsner)

Hudson Valley Renegades (High-A): The Renegades’ maiden voyage under the Yankees’ umbrella did not go as well as Somerset’s, as they fell 6-2 to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws.

  • Pablo Olivares: 1-for-3, 1 home run, 1 BB
  • Ezequiel Duran: 1-for-4
  • Josh Breaux: 0-for-3, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Oswald Peraza: 0-for-4, 2 strikeouts
  • Luis Medina: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K’s. Medina was brilliant on Opening Day. He threw just 67 pitches in his four innings, 41 for strikes
  • Elvis Peguero: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s, 39 pitches (22 strikes).
  • Nick Ernst: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K’s, 31 pitches (18 strikes).
  • Matt Minnick: 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K’s, 18 pitches (12 strikes)

Matt Sauer (Photo by Robert M Pimpsner)

Tampa Tarpons (Low-A): Tampa’s offense came through with three home runs in an 11-7 home victory over Dunedin.

  • Trevor Hauver: 3-for-4, 2 home runs, 3 RBIs, 2 walks. Hauver’s professional debut was one to remember. The 2020 third-round pick hit a solo shot to lead off the 3rd inning and knocked a two-run blast with two outs in the 5th
  • Austin Wells: 2-for-4, 1 home run, 1 double, 3 runs scored, 3 RBIs, 2 walks, 1 stolen base. Not to be outdone, 2020’s first round selection went deep with one on in the 4th and also doubled. 
  • Anthony Volpe: 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 2 stolen bases.
  • Jake Sanford: 4-for-6, 2 RBIs
  • Matt Sauer: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K’s, 54 pitches (30 strikes)
  • Elijah Dunham: 1-for-5, 2 stolen bases.
  • Michael Giacone: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 33 pitches (18 strikes)
  • Wellington Diaz: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 38 pitches (22 strikes) Diaz picked up the win on opening night. 
  • Nelvin Correa: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 35 pitches (20 strikes). Correa picked up the save in the victory for the Tarpons. 
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