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Anthony Volpe. Photo by Matt Kardos

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Volpe Debuts In Scranton

The biggest story was Oswald Peraza’s promotion to New York, but in a corresponding move, Anthony Volpe moved up to Triple-A and didn’t disappoint in his first game.

Blake Perkins. Photo by Matt Kardos

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (67-59): The RailRiders walked off the Mets in a nailbiter, 2-1.

  • Star of the Game: Rob Brantly – 2-for-3, 1 RBI. Brantly drove in pinch-runner Chris Owings with the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth
  • Anthony Volpe: 1-for-4, 2 strikeouts. Volpe had to wait just seven innings for his first Triple-A hit, a single off Alex Claudio
  • Blake Perkins: 1-for-3, 1 home run (2), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout. Perkins put the RailRiders on the board in the second with a solo homer
  • Matt Krook: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 91 pitches (56 strikes). Krook’s quality start was his first since August 9 and his first time allowing fewer than three walks since August 4
  • Emmanuel Ramirez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 14 pitches (7 strikes)
  • Jimmy Cordero: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 15 pitches (9 strikes)
  • Tyler Duffey: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 17 pitches (10 strikes). Duffey took home the win with a scoreless ninth in his RailRiders debut

Randy Vasquez. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (75-47): The Patriots again easily handled Binghamton in a 7-1 win.

  • Star of the Game: Austin Wells: 2-for-4, 1 triple, 4 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Wells cleared the bases in the third with a triple and added a run-scoring single in the seventh, and he’s riding a five-game hitting streak
  • Brandon Lockridge: 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 RBI
  • Eric Wagaman: 1-for-3, 1 home run (4), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk. Wagaman has a sky-high 1.220 OPS with Somerset
  • Randy Vasquez: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 89 pitches (59 strikes). Vasquez got the win and completed six innings for the first time since June 30
  • Matt Minnick: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 14 pitches (10 strikes)
  • Kaleb Cowart: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 22 pitches (10 strikes)

Kyle Battle (John Brophy / Pinstriped Prospects)

Hudson Valley Renegades (68-55): The ‘Gades struck out 19 BlueClaws hitters and walked off as winners by a 3-2 scoreline, and with Brooklyn’s loss to Wilmington, they moved back into first place by a half-game.

  • Star of the Game: Kyle Battle – 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base. Battle, who’s hitting .333 at High-A, played the hero on Friday by driving in Spencer Henson with a single in the bottom of the ninth
  • Anthony Seigler: 1-for-3, 1 double, 2 RBI
  • Trey Sweeney: 3-for-4, 2 stolen bases
  • Eduardo Torrealba: 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
  • Edgar Barclay: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 56 pitches (38 strikes). Barclay hadn’t started a game since April 28
  • Harold Cortijo: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 40 pitches (25 strikes)
  • Nelson L. Alvarez: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 38 pitches (22 strikes)
  • Jack Neely: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 17 pitches (11 strikes). Neely earned the win in his High-A debut

Tampa Tarpons (59-61): The Tarpons and Blue Jays were scheduled to complete one game and then play another, but both were scratched due to the weather. Tampa now lines up to play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday before yet another on Tuesday.

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