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Trenton Thunder’s Ryan Bollinger in a game against the Altoona Curve in Trenton on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (Photo by Martin Griff)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

It was a winning day in the New York Yankees organization on Wednesday as the teams combined for a 6-4 record (the two GCL teams ended up playing each other). It was a strong day for pitching as two different starters threw seven shutout innings for Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Trenton. Plus, a Staten Island starter struck out a career-high 11 batters. Meanwhile, the big league club picked up a sweep out in Chicago. Find out about these games and more in our Pinstriped Performances:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (71-42) completed the sweep of a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox in a 7-3 win.

  • Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-4, walk) hit a grand slam in the top of the second (27) that broke a 2-2 tie.
  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-4, walk) hit a solo home run in the fifth (19).
  • Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.
  • Luis Severino (15-5) bounced back on the mound. He went seven innings, gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out eight on 109 pitches (73 strikes) in a win.
  • Chad Green allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked one in a scoreless eighth.
  • Jonathan Holder allowed one hit and struck out a batter in the ninth.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (59-54) lost in walk-off fashion to the Norfolk Tides, 1-0. Josh Rogers, who was traded for Zach Britton, was the opposing pitcher in this game.

Erik Swanson threw seven shutout innings in a no-decision. He allowed five hits, struck out seven, and walked one on 99 pitches (65 strikes) (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (64-50) edged out a 2-1 win over the Altoona Curve.

Trey Amburgey provided the only offense Trenton would need. He went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth (14) (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Bruce Caldwell had the other extra-base hit (1-for-4, double).
  • Rashad Crawford and Ricky Surum had the multi-hit games (both went 2-for-3).
  • Ryan Bollinger (7-4) had a great day on the mound. In seven shutout innings, he allowed one hit, struck out three hits, and walked two on 86 pitches (51 strikes).
  • James Reeves allowed one run on three hits and walked two batters in the eighth.
  • Matt Wivinis allowed a hit and struck out one in the ninth as he got his first save with the Thunder.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (55-61) lost to the Clearwater Threshers, 9-4. They have now lost eight games in a row.

Dom Thompson-Williams was 1-for-2 with a walk, a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth (10), and two RBIs (38,39) (Mark LoMoglio)

  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-3, walk) had a two-run single in the sixth (28,29).
  • Ben Ruta had the other extra-base hit for the Tarpons (1-for-4, double).
  • Dalton Lehnen (0-3) went 4.1 innings, allowed six runs (five earned) on three hits, struck out three, and walked three on 86 pitches (54 strikes) in a loss.
  • Kyle Zurak had the other two strikeouts on the Tampa pitching staff. He also allowed two runs on four hits and walked two batters over two innings.
  • Braden Bristo allowed one hit and walked a batter in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Christian Morris allowed one run on one hit and walked two in the ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A):  The Riverdogs (53-59) defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws 7-2.

Carlos Vidal went 2-for-2 with a two-run double in the bottom of the first (19,20) and he drew three walks. (Martin Griff)

  • Leonardo Molina was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the sixth (2).
  • Jason Lopez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the sixth (30).
  • Wilkerman Garcia (2-for-4) had an RBI single in the first (33).
  • Chris Hess (0-for-3) also drove in a run in the victory (38).
  • Miguel Yajure (4-2) went five innings, allowed one run on six hits, struck out two, and walked one on 65 pitches (47 strikes) in a win.
  • Anderson Severino came in after Yajure. In 2.1 innings of work, he allowed one run on four hits and struck out four.
  • Daniel Alvarez gave up one hit and struck out two without allowing a run in the final 1.2 innings.

Staten Island Yankees (Short-Season): The Yankees (26-23) lost their series opener to the Lowell Spinners, 3-1.

Harold Cortijo (3-1) went 6.2 innings (career-high), gave up three runs on five hits, and struck out a career-high 11 batters on 82 pitches (55 strikes) in a loss.  (Robert M. Pimpsner)

  • Kyle Gray went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the bottom of the second (3).
  • Miguel Flames (1-for-4) and Ricardo Ferreira (1-for-3, walk) had the other two hits for Staten Island.
  • Brooks Kriske struck out six batters (career-high) and walked three as he didn’t give up a run or a hit in the final 2.1 innings.

Pulaski Yankees (Rookie): The Yankees (22-26) won the final game of their series against the Princeton Rays, 9-3.

Ezequiel Duran went 1-for-5 and hit a three-run home run in the top of the first (4). (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

  • Evan Alexander was 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs (10,11).
  • Robert Javier went 1-for-2 with an RBI (19).
  • Anthony Seigler was 1-for-4 with a walk and he drove in a run (4).
  • Griffin Garabito (2-for-2 off the bench) and Carlos Tatis (2-for-5) also had multi-hit games.
  • Luis Medina (1-2) got his first win of the season. In five innings of work, he allowed three runs on four hits, struck out six, and walked two.
  • Jhonatan Munoz allowed three hits and struck out four while not giving up a run in the final four innings as he got his first save.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie): In the battle of the two Yankees squads, the West (18-21) picked up an 8-4 win over the East (14-26)

GCL East

  • Sandy Mota was 1-for-2 with a walk, a double, and three RBIs (10,11,12).
  • Borinquen Mendez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a triple.
  • Brayan Jimenez had the other multi-hit game (2-for-3, walk).
  • Abismael Villaman (2-1) got the start. He went 2.2 innings, allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits, struck out three, and walked four in a loss.
  • Josh Maciejewski came in after Villaman. He allowed one hit, struck out three, and walked one over 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Keegan Curtis struck out three batters and did not allow a hit over the final two innings.

GCL West

  • Anthony Garcia (1-for-3, walk) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth (5).
  • Hemmanuel Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the fifth (1) and two RBIs (4,5).
  • Antonio Arias was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (13,14).
  • Matt Pita went 1-for-4 with an RBI (5).
  • Antonio Cabello (2-for-5, double) and Mitchell Robinson (2-for-3, double, walk) had multi-hit games.
  • Kenily Montas (2-5) got the win in his start. In six innings of work, he allowed one run on four hits, struck out a batter, and walked two.
  • Luis Ojeda struck out three batters over 1.1 perfect innings of relief.
  • Sean Boyle allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one in a scoreless ninth.

Dominican Summer League (Rookie): The DSL Yankees (23-34) defeated the DSL Rockies, 4-2.

  • Angel Rojas was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and an RBI (23).
  • Juan Crisp went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (19,20).
  • Mario Morillo was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI (6).
  • Angel Obando (1-3) went six innings, gave up two runs on four hits, struck out four, and walked two in a win.
  • Juan Carderon allowed one hit and struck out four over two scoreless innings of relief.
  • Diego Cordero struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth as he got his first save.
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