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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Wednesday, there were five games played in the Yankees organization with the Railriders taking part in a doubleheader. Out of those five games, the affiliates had a 4-1 record. Scranton had a pair of shutouts, Trenton’s bottom of the order provided the bulk of their offense, and Charleston used a couple of solo home runs for a comeback win.

Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed one hit over six shutout innings in a win for Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday night. (Cheryl Pursell)

Find out who shined on the diamond with our Pinstriped Performances. Remember to vote for our Pinstriped Performer of the Night:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (33-23) won both games of their doubleheader against the Buffalo Bisons. They won Game 1, 3-0, and Game 2, 4-0.

Game 1

Chance Adams (4-1) threw a complete game shutout for the Railriders. He allowed three hits, struck out two, and walked one over seven innings. 63 of his 89 pitches were strikes. Adams has allowed no runs in back-to-back starts.  (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Breyvic Valera went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the top of the third (19). His hit streak is now at 12 games after he had a hit in Game 2.
  • Didi Gregorius was 2-for-4 as he continued his rehab assignment.
  • Ryan McBroom went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in the third (27). After Game 2, McBroom has a five-game hit streak.
  • Brad Miller was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth (25).
  • Trey Amburgey went 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot. Amburgey has a multi-hit game in three of his last five games.

Game 2

Kyle Higashioka was1-for-3 with a solo home run in the top of the third (7).  (Cheryl Pursell)

  • Breyvic Valera went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the third (7).
  • Billy Burns went 1-for-1 with a walk, a double, and an RBI (13).
  • Gosuke Katoh was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.
  • Mike Ford went 1-for-4 and is now hitting .359 on the year.
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2) dominated in a win. He allowed one hit and struck out eight over six innings. 52 of his 76 pitches were strikes.
  • J.P. Feyereisen struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 seventh. 10 of his 15 pitches were strikes. Feyereisen has 14 strikeouts in his last four appearances.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (33-21) defeated the Hartford Yard Goats, 7-2.

Wendell Rijo went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the top of the eighth (18,19).  (Photo by Martin Griff)

  • Kellin Deglan went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the third (1) and two RBIs (4,5). It was Deglan’s first three-hit game of the year.
  • Rashad Crawford was 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the seventh (24,25).
  • Ben Ruta went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a stolen base. Ruta now has 14 doubles and 12 stolen bases this season.
  • Zack Zehner was 0-for-4 with an RBI (9).
  • Deivi Garcia took the no-decision in his outing. He allowed four hits, struck out four, and walked four over 4.1 innings. 47 of his 80 pitches were strikes. The four walks are the second most Garcia has had in a start this year.
  • Domingo Acevedo (6-1) won the game in relief. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one over 1.2 innings. 19 of his 27 pitches were strikes.
  • Brooks Kriske struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 seventh. 10 of his 14 pitches were strikes. Kriske hasn’t allowed a run in four straight outings.
  • Brady Lail allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one without allowing a run in the final two innings. 17 of his 27 pitches were strikes.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (24-34) lost to the St. Lucie Mets, 7-3.

Angel Aguilar was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the top of the seventh (2). (Mark LoMoglio)

  • Estevan Florial was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Jason Lopez went 1-for-2 with two walks.
  • Isiah Gilliam went 1-for-4 and extended his hit streak to five games.
  • Janson Junk (2-2) took the loss in his start. He allowed four runs on four hits, struck out two, and walked two over 4.2 innings. 48 of his 81 pitches were strikes.
  • Braden Bristo allowed three runs on four hits and struck out three over 2.1 innings of relief. 27 of his 36 pitches were strikes. Bristo has three or more strikeouts in six of his last ten outings.
  • Kyle Zurak allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth. 11 of his 16 pitches were strikes.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (32-27) rallied for a 2-1 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Alexander Vizcaino had a strong outing in a no-decision. He allowed one run on five hits, struck out seven, and walked two over seven innings. 60 of his 91 pitches were strikes. Vizcaino has seven or more strikeouts in four of his last five starts. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

  • Canaan Smith was 1-for-4 and broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run in the top of the ninth (5). Smith has two home runs in his last three games.
  • Mickey Gasper went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the seventh (4). Gasper has a five-game hit streak.
  • Ricky Surum was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.
  • Wellington Diaz (3-1) won the game in relief. He struck out two and walked one in two hitless innings of relief. 19 of his 34 pitches were strikes.
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