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Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

On Wednesday, the New York Yankees organization combined to go 5-5 in the 10 games that were played. Charleston used a pair of home runs in their win while Staten Island has a reliever that has yet to give up an earned run for the entire season. Meanwhile, Scranton Wilkes-Barre got a complete game from one of their starters in the doubleheader. Find out about those players and more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (75-45) lost 6-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Miguel Andujar was 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the bottom of the second (19).
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Luis Cessa (1-3) took the loss in his start. He went 3.1 innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out four, and walked two on 65 pitches (42 strikes).
  • Jonathan Holder struck out both batters he faced in the fourth.
  • Chad Green struck out one batter and did not allow a hit over the final 1.2 innings.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (63-57) split their doubleheader against the Indianapolis Indians. They lost Game 1 by a final score of 7-3 and they won Game 2, 3-1.

Game 1

Zack Zehner was 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh (9) (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
  • Luke Voit went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the sixth (1).
  • Mark Payton was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the sixth (24).
  • Abiatal Avelino went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Justus Sheffield (5-4) struggled in his start. He went 1.2 innings, allowed four runs on four hits, struck out two, and walked five on 72 pitches (41 strikes) in a loss.
  • J.P. Feyereisen allowed two hits, struck out three, and walked two over 2.1 shutout innings.
  • Joe Harvey allowed one run on two hits and walked two in the seventh.

Game 2

Nestor Cortes (6-5) threw a complete game in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Over seven innings of work, he allowed one run on four hits, struck out three, and walked one on 98 pitches (62 strikes) (Cheryl Pursell)
  • Tyler Wade went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth (4).
  • Wilkin Castillo had a multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Ricky Surum had the other extra-base hit (1-for-2, double).

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (65-55) lost 6-5 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

Wendell Rijo went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the top of the seventh (7) (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Mandy Alvarez was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (53,54).
  • Gosuke Katoh went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (32).
  • Trevor Stephan went 4.2 innings, allowed three runs on six hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 85 pitches (57 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Matt Frawley (1-1) allowed one run on no hits and walked one on 1.1 innings in a loss.
  • Phillip Diehl struck out one of the two batters he faced in the eighth.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (58-64) lost 6-4 to the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Dom Thompson-Williams was 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run home run in the top of the fifth (12) (Mark LoMoglio)
  • Daniel Barrios was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the fourth (4).
  • Jason Lopez (0-for-3) had a sacrifice fly in the second (2).
  • Hoy Jun Park and Angel Aguilar were both 2-for-4.
  • Estevan Florial went 2-for-5 out of the leadoff spot.
  • Deivi Garcia got a no-decision in his start. He went five innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, struck out six, and walked one on 78 pitches (48 strikes).
  • Christian Morris allowed one run on two hits and struck out two over two innings of work.
  • Greg Weissert (1-2) took the loss in relief. He allowed two runs on two hits, struck out one batter, and walked two in the eighth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (55-63) picked up a 4-3 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds.

David Metzgar was 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run (1) in the top of the third. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)
  • Dermis Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run in the first (13), and three RBIs (37,38,39).
  • Carlos Vidal was 1-for-3 with two walks and a double.
  • Miguel Yajure went four innings in his start. He allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out five on 74 pitches (48 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Daniel Ramos (7-2) allowed three hits, struck out six, and walked two over four shutout innings of relief in a win.
  • Carlos Espinal allowed two hits and struck out a batter in the ninth for his third save of the year.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (28-26) defeated the Hudson Valley Renegades, 5-3.

Aaron McGarity allowed two hits and struck out two batters over the final 3.1 innings as he got his second save of the year. He has not allowed an earned run this year (Robert M. Pimpsner)
  • Kyle Gray went 1-for-3 with three RBIs (10,11,12). He hit a two-run home run (4) in the bottom of the first and had a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
  • Josh Breaux was 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in the third (9).
  • Eduardo Torrealba (2-for-3) and Jesus Bastidas (2-for-3, walk) both had multi-hit games.
  • Eric Wagaman (0-for-2) had a sacrifice fly in the fourth (13).
  • Shawn Semple (3-3) went 5.2 innings, allowed three runs on six hits, struck out five, and walked three on 98 pitches (56 strikes) in the win.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): The East squad (15-30) defeated the GCL Phillies West squad, 7-4. Meanwhile, the West (21-24) lost 3-0 to GCL Tigers East.

GCL East

  • Roberto Chirinos and Matt Pita were both 1-for-4.
  • Luis Santos (1-for-3, stolen base) had the other hit for the Yankees.
  • Kenily Montas (2-6) had a quality start in a loss. In six innings of work, he allowed two runs on five hits, struck out four, and walked one.
  • Luis Ojeda allowed one run on two hits and walked two batters over the final two innings.

GCL West

  • Isaiah Pasteur went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth (4).
  • Starlin Paulino went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the first (1).
  • Abismael Villaman (3-1) went 5.2 innings in his start. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits, struck out one batter, and walked two in a win.
  • Keegan Curtis allowed two hits and struck out a batter over 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • Tyler Johnson allowed a hit in a scoreless eighth.
  • Charlie Ruegger allowed one hit and struck out one batter in the ninth for his first save of the year.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (25-37) defeated the DSL Angels, 7-2.

  • Anthony Valenzuela went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs (3,4) and three RBIs. He hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second and a two-run home run in the sixth.
  • Ronny Rojas was 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in the first (5).
  • Angel Rojas went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI (24).
  • Madison Santos was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI (27).
  • Carlos Gomez (1-3) went 5.2 innings, gave up no runs on two hits, struck out three, and walked three in a win.
  • Joensy Abreu allowed one hit and struck out three over 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • Abel Estevez pitched the final two innings. He allowed two runs on three hits, struck out four, and walked one.