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Glenn Otto pitching for the Charleston RiverDogs in a minor league spring training game at the Yankees Player Development and Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Wednesday night saw the New York Yankees renew their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox in a bench-clearing brawl after Joe Kelly hit Tyler Austin with a pitch in the seventh inning. The Yankees were able to have a breakout night on offense, but their minor league affiliates did not have much success with the bats.

In total, the four minor league teams scored a total of six runs as two affiliates got shut out. The five teams had a combined record of 2-3. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the night’s action.

New York Yankees (MLB): In a tension-filled night at Fenway Park, the Yankees (6-6) defeated the Boston Red Sox, 10-7.

  • Gary Sanchez was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and home runs (2,3) and had four RBIs (4,5,6,7).
  • Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-5 on the night with two runs scored, a triple, and three RBIs (8,9,10).
  • Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) did give up a grand slam to J.D. Martinez in the fifth inning, but still got the win. He went five innings, gave up six runs on seven hits, struck out three, and walked two on 83 pitches (51 strikes).

Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A): The Railriders were shut out by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 2-0, as their 3-game win streak came to a close.

  • Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a walk and the lone extra-base hit for the Railriders (double in the fourth). It was his final rehab game before joining the Yankees.
  • Chance Adams threw five shutout innings, gave up four hits, struck out six, and walked two on 91 pitches (56 strikes).
  • J.P. Feyereisen (1-1) took the loss in relief after giving up both runs in the sixth.
  • Cody Carroll finished the game for Scranton and struck out three of the seven batters he faced. He didn’t give up a hit and walked one in two innings.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (3-4) were held to just four hits in a 4-0 loss to the New Hampshire Fishercats.

  • Ben Ruta had two of the Thunder’s four hits and he had the lone stolen base (2).
  • In his second start of the season, Domingo Acevedo (0-1) went five innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, struck out four, and walked four on 86 pitches (57 strikes).
  • The lone extra-base hit of the night for Trenton was Trey Amburgey‘s double in the seventh.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): For the second straight night, the Tarpons (3-4) lost in walk-off fashion to the St. Lucie Mets. The final score was 4-3.

    • Trevor Stephan had seven strikeouts for the second straight outing. He went six innings and gave up three hits on 85 pitches (53 strikes).
    • Tampa got all three runs in the top of the eighth to erase a 3-0 deficit on a Brandon Wagner RBI single (3), a Tim Lynch hit-by-pitch (2), and a sacrifice fly by Hoy Jun Park (4).
    • Leobaldo Cabrera was the only player on the Tarpons to have a multi-hit night (2-for-4, run scored).
    • Matt Frawley (1-1) threw a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth that led to the walk-off win.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (3-4) wrapped up their opening seven-game road trip with a 3-1 win over the Rome Braves.

  • Chris Hess and Leonardo Molina each had a pair of hits and a double in yesterday’s action. Hess was 2-for-5 while Molina was 2-for-4.
  • Evan Alexander (1) and Frederick Cuevas (2) had the lone RBIs in the game.
  • Glenn Otto (1-1) had a lot of walks, but he held the Rome offense in check. He went six innings, gave up one hit, struck out five, and walked four on 75 pitches (42 strikes) in the win.
  • Matt Wivinis gave up an unearned run in the ninth, but he still picked up his second save of the season.
  • The Riverdogs got the win despite going 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They were 0-for-17 with RISP against Lexington in Sunday’s doubleheader.
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