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.
- Ronald Torreyes had the only multi-hit game (2-for-4).
- Mike Ford and Zack Zehner both went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Wilkin Castillo was 1-for-3 with a double.
- Tommy Kahnle allowed two hits, struck out two, and walked one in a scoreless eighth.
- Stephen Tarpley (1-1) only got one out in the ninth as he gave up the walk-off home run.
Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (64-50) edged out a 2-1 win over the Altoona Curve.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.