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Pinstriped Performances: Tuesday May 8, 2018

There were only four games in the New York Yankees organization on Tuesday night due to Charleston having the night off. On the minor league side, all three affiliates took the loss and combined to score four runs. As for the big league club, they continued their winning streak and are now tied for first place in the division. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from the night’s action:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (25-10) pulled into a tie for first place in the AL East with a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. They’ve now won seven games in a row and 16 out of 17.

  • Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a walk and he a pair of solo home runs (8,9) against Drew Pomeranz.
  • Aaron Judge (1-for-4) had what ended up being the game-winning hit when he had an RBI single (24) in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded.
  • Luis Severino didn’t get the win, but he was dominant. In six innings, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out 11, and walked one on 109 pitches (78 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • David Robertson (3-1) gave up an RBI triple to Mookie Betts in the seventh. However, he struck out two batters and picked up the win.
  • Aroldis Chapman hit a batter in the ninth, but he struck out one and ended up getting his eighth save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (14-17) could not get their offense going in a 4-1 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs.

  • Zack Zehner (1-for-4) drove in the lone run of the night for the Railriders with an RBI double in the top of the fourth (13).
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (0-2) got the start. He went 4.1 innings, gave up two runs on four hits, and struck out three on 74 pitches (48 strikes) in the loss.
  • Brody Koerner finished the night out of the bullpen. He gave up two runs on five hits while striking out two over 3.2 innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (19-11) had their winning streak snapped at six games due to a 2-0 loss to the Reading Fightin’ Phils.

  • Abiatal Avelino (1-for-4) had the lone extra-base hit of the night when he doubled in the bottom of the sixth.
  • Brandon Drury went 1-for-4 as he continued his rehab assignment.
  • Ben Ruta was 1-for-3 and stole his eighth base of the season.
  • Dillon Tate (1-2) had a quality outing in a losing effort. In seven innings, he gave up two runs on six hits, struck out three batters, and walked one on 100 pitches (68 strikes).
  • Caleb Frare gave up two hits and struck out four over the final two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (17-15) lost the second game of their series with the Daytona Tortugas, 5-3.

  • Estevan Florial was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and a stolen base (5) scored in the loss.
  • Diego Castillo did go 0-for-3 with a walk at the plate but he did drive in a run via that walk in the top of the eighth (11).
  • Nathaniel Coronado went 1-for-4 and had an RBI groundout in the sixth, his first in the Yankees organization.
  • Freicer Perez (0-4) continued his struggles this season. He went 2.2 innings, gave up three runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked three on 75 pitches (41 strikes) in the loss.
  • Hobie Harris and Justin Kamplain each struck out three batters, gave up a run on three hits out of the bullpen, and threw at least two innings (Harris – 2.1 innings).