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    Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Since Charleston had to play a doubleheader on Wednesday, it ended up being a busy night in the New York Yankees organization as six games took place. In total, the teams combined for a 2-4 record. There was an extra-inning game for Trenton, a Yankee power display out in Texas, and a top pitching prospect returned to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre rotation. Check out who else shined as the key performers on Wednesday:

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (31-15) streak of eight straight series wins came to an end with a 12-10 loss to the Texas Rangers.

    • Gleyber Torres was 1-for-5, but his one hit was a three-run home run in the top of the fifth (8). He has hit a home run in three straight games and has five in his last five games.
    • Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 and had a two-run home run in the fifth (13).
    • Didi Gregorius‘ (1-for-5) lone hit of the night was a two-run home run in the first (11).
    • Neil Walker went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the third (2).
    • Austin Romine went 1-for-3 with a walk and he drove in two runs (12,13).
    • CC Sabathia could not take advantage of the run support. In 4.1 innings, he gave up seven runs on six hits, struck out one, and walked three on 91 pitches (58 strikes).
    • David Robertson (3-2) ended up taking the loss out of the bullpen. He gave up two runs on one hit, struck out two, and walked two in 2/3 of an inning.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (20-24) snapped their five-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox.

    Ryan McBroom hit his fourth home run of the year in the top of the eighth and was 2-for-4 on the night. (Cheryl Pursell)
    • Greg Bird went 2-for-5 on the night and had a two-run home run (2) in the ninth.
    • Rey Navarro (1-for-4) had a two-run single in the fourth to put Scranton ahead 4-0.
    • Billy Fleming (10) and Brandon Drury (7) also drove in a run in the victory.
    • Justus Sheffield came off the disabled list and looked sharp on the mound. In four innings, he gave up three hits, struck out five, and walked one on 70 pitches (43 strikes).
    • Tommy Kahnle made his first rehab appearance for Scranton in the fifth. He gave up one run on two hits.
    • Joe Harvey gave up two hits, struck out three, and walked one over two scoreless innings.
    • Cody Carroll gave up one hit, struck out three, and walked one in the final two innings.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (27-18) lost an extra-inning game to the Akron Rubberducks, 2-1, in 11 innings.

    Chris Gittens was the only Trenton Thunder player with two hits in this morning’s game (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Trey Amburgey (1-for-4) drove in the only run for Trenton with an RBI single in the top of the 10th (14).
    • Brody Koerner got the start in this game. He went 3.2 innings, gave up two hits, struck out four, and walked one on 61 pitches (38 strikes).
    • Stephen Tarpley followed up Koerner by giving up two hits over 2.1 scoreless innings.
    • Caleb Frare struck out three batters and walked two in two hitless innings. His ERA is now down to 0.45 in 14 appearances this year.
    • Kaleb Ort (1-1) gave up an unearned run on one hit in the 11th inning. He did strike out two batters in the loss.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (24-20) had their ninth-inning comeback fall just short in their 5-3 loss to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

    Dom Thompson-Williams provided the lone Tampa offense with a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth (2) (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Hoy Jun Park had the only multi-hit game of the night as he went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base (11).
    • Will Carter (0-1) took the loss in his Tampa debut. He went six innings, gave up one unearned run on four hits, struck out six, and walked three on 100 pitches (58 strikes).
    • Paul Young struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (20-25) split their doubleheader against the Augusta GreenJackets. They lost Game 1, 4-0. However, they won Game 2 by a final score of 3-2.

    Game 1

    Leonardo Molina (1-for-3) had one of Charleston’s two extra-base hits when he doubled in the top of the second (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • The other double for the Riverdogs came in the fifth and it was hit by Jason Lopez (1-for-3).
    • Dermis Garcia (1-for-3) and Oswaldo Cabrera (1-for-3) were the other two players who had a hit in Game 1.
    • JP Sears (0-3) got the start in Game 1. He went five innings, gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits, struck out seven, and walked three on 92 pitches (65 strikes) in the loss.
    • Greg Weissert struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 sixth inning.

    Game 2

    Oswaldo Cabrera had an RBI double in the top of the fifth that ended up being the game-deciding run in Game 2 (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Dermis Garcia was 1-for-4 and led off the game with an RBI single (2).
    • Wilkerman Garcia had the lone extra-base hit for Charleston as he went 2-for-4.
    • Janson Junk got the start in Game 2. He went four innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out three, and walked three on 69 pitches (42 strikes).
    • Dalton Higgins (1-0) picked up the win in relief. In two innings, he gave up two hits, struck out four, and walked two.
    • Luis Cedeno threw a 1-2-3 seventh inning and recorded his second save of the year.