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Michael King makes his fisrt apperance as a Yankee in a minor league spring training game for the Trenton Thunder at the Yankees Player Development and Scouting Complex on March 18, 2018. (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Due to more postponements in Tampa, there were six games played in the New York Yankees organization on Wednesday and the teams combined to go 4-2. There were great pitching performances in Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Trenton. Also, Pulaski wrapped up its season in the Appalachian League with a win. Find out who shined in those games and more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (84-49) lost 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox.

  • Ronald Torreyes was 1-for-3 and drove in the only run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth (7).
  • Gleyber Torres had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
  • Greg Bird was 1-for-3 with a double.
  • C.C. Sabathia (7-5) had a quality start in a loss. He went six innings, allowed three runs on five hits, struck out six, and walked two on 91 pitches (66 strikes).
  • A.J. Cole struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 eighth.
  • Tommy Kahnle struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (69-64) defeated the Syracuse Chiefs in walk-off fashion, 2-1.

Chance Adams (4-5) won the game in relief. In 1.1 scoreless innings, he allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one. (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Zack Zehner was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the bottom of the second (41).
  • Ryan McBroom went 1-for-3 with the walk-off walk in the 9th (45).
  • Tyler Wade (2-for-4) and Abiatal Avelino (2-for-3, walk) had the only multi-hit games.
  • Mike King threw six perfect innings in his start. He struck out six on 66 pitches (45 strikes) in a no-decision.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (75-60) won their sixth straight game as they defeated the Altoona Curve, 5-0.

Rashad Crawford was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles (20,21) (Martin Griff)

  • Bruce Caldwell was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI (34).
  • Brandon Wagner went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the sixth (10).
  • Kyle Holder was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the sixth (7).
  • Gosuke Katoh went 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Nick Green (1-2) was excellent in his first win in Double-A. He threw seven shutout inning, allowed one hit, struck out four, and walked two on 82 pitches (48 strikes).
  • Hobie Harris allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked three while not allowing a run in the final two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (67-66) had their doubleheader against the Florida Fire Frogs postponed/canceled due to rain. They will play a doubleheader on Thursday with Game 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (61-70) defeated the Columbia Fireflies, 6-1.

Oswaldo Cabrera went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the top of the ninth (47) (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Dermis Garcia was 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a two-run triple in the seventh (44,45).
  • Carlos Vidal was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the seventh (25).
  • Chris Hess went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the ninth (46).
  • Welfrin Mateo was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth (19).
  • Wilkerman Garcia went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases.
  • Leonardo Molina was 2-for-5 with a stolen base.
  • Janson Junk (7-5) went six innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out seven, and walked three on 89 pitches (56 strikes) in a win.
  • Dalton Higgins did not allow a run in the final three innings. He allowed one hit and struck out four on 44 pitches (31 strikes) as he got his first save.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (35-33) lost their series opener to the Vermont Lake Monsters, 10-3.

Rodney Hutchison (2-1) pitched well in a loss. In four innings of work, he allowed one run on two hits and struck out four on 56 pitches (40 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner)

  • Eric Wagaman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh (5).
  • Junior Soto was 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the sixth (22).
  • Alex Junior was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in the sixth (15).
  • Jackson Thoreson had the only multi-hit game (2-for-3).
  • Kyle Johnson allowed one hit and struck out two in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (32-36) wrapped up their season with a 5-2 win over the Elizabethton Twins.

  • Oswald Peraza was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the top of the eighth (11).
  • Mickey Gasper was 1-for-3 with a walk and got the scoring started with a two-run double in the seventh (29,30).
  • Evan Alexander went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the eighth (23).
  • Griffin Garabito went 1-for-2 off the bench with an RBI double in the ninth (7).
  • Pedro Barrios threw five shutout innings in his start. He allowed three hits, struck out five, and walked one on 64 pitches (50 strikes) in a no-decision.
  • Wellington Caceres (1-4) won the game in relief. He went two innings, did not allow a run on one hit, struck out two, and walked two.
  • Yoiber Marquina allowed a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless eighth.
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