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Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

It was an interesting night in the New York Yankees organization on Wednesday. As the five teams combined for a 4-1 record, three of those games ended in a shutout. There were dominant pitching performances, a six-run comeback, and a walk-off hit down in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Here are some of the key performances from Wednesday’s action:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (20-10) shut out the Houston Astros for the second straight night with a 4-0 win.

  • Luis Severino (5-1) was masterful on the mound. In a complete game, he gave up five hits, struck out ten, and walked one on 110 pitches (83 strikes). The ten strikeouts are a season-high and he’s given up a total of four runs in his last four starts.
  • Giancarlo Stanton (3-for-4, two runs scored) provided the offense tonight by driving in all four runs (16, 17, 18, 19). He hit a two-run home run in the top of the first and a solo shot in the fourth (6,7) against Dallas Keuchel.
  • Gleyber Torres had the other multi-hit game of the night (2-for-4).

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (12-13) defeated the Buffalo Bison, 3-2, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.

  • That walk-off single came from Clint Frazier. In his second game with the Railriders this season, he went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs (1,2) and a solo home run in the second (1).
  • L.J. Mazzilli hit a solo home run of his own in the third (2). The second baseman went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Brody Koerner had his best outing of the season in a no-decision. In 6.2 innings, he gave up two hits, struck out three, and walked one on 92 pitches (54 strikes).
  • Despite facing only one batter, Raynel Espinal (1-0) ended up getting the victory.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (14-10) overcame an early 6-0 deficit to defeat the Portland SeaDogs, 9-8.

  • Abiatal Avelino (1-for-4, run scored) got Trenton on the board in the top of the third with a three-run home run (1) to right center.
  • Cesar Diaz (1-for-5, run scored) cut the deficit to one run with a three-run home run (1) to left field.
  • Chris Gittens was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored, but the highlight of his night was drawing four walks (career-high).
  • It was a rough night for Dillon Tate. In 1.1 innings, he gave up six runs on six hits, struck out two batters, and walked two on 54 pitches (36 strikes).
  • James Reeves (1-0) gave up one hit, struck out two, and walked one over 2.2 innings as he got the win out of the bullpen.
  • Jordan Foley threw the final 1.1 innings. He gave up two hits, struck out one, and walked one as he picked up his third save of the season.
  • Jose Mesa Jr. and Kaleb Ort kept the Thunder in the game by combining for six strikeouts in 3.2 innings after Tate left the game. Mesa Jr. had four strikeouts and gave up two runs (one earned) in 1.2 innings while Ort struck out two and gave up two hits in two innings.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (15-11) were held to six hits in their 5-0 loss to the Fort Myers Miracle.

  • Estevan Florial (1-for-4) and Adam Lind (1-for-4) were the only two Tampa players with an extra-base hit.
  • Freicer Perez (0-3) did not have the best command in this start. In five innings of work, he gave up three runs on two hits, walked five, and struck out five on 91 pitches (47 strikes) in the loss. The five walks are the most he’s had in an outing since April 25, 2017 (Charleston).
  • The Tampa bullpen did not give up an earned run over the final four innings.
  • Justin Kamplain and Matt Frawley each struck out two batters apiece. Kamplain went two innings and gave up an unearned run on two hits while Frawley gave up a hit and walked one in an inning.
  • David Sosebee finished the night by giving up an unearned run, walking a batter, and striking out three in the ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (12-14) held the Asheville Tourists to two hits in a 4-0 win on Wednesday.

  • Pablo Olivares was 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the bottom of the fourth inning (2).
  • Ricardo Ferreira was 1-for-2 with a triple, a run scored, and he had the other RBI in the fourth (5) with a sacrifice fly.
  • Charleston’s other two runs came in the third on an RBI double by Wilkerman Garcia (10) and a single by Oswaldo Cabrera (8).
  • Those were all the runs Dalton Lehnen (2-1) needed. He gave up two hits and struck out nine on 88 pitches (59 strikes) over five innings. His ERA is down to 1.95 and he has 25 strikeouts in his last three starts.
  • Brian Trieglaff came in after Lehnen and threw three hitless innings while striking out two.
  • Matt Wivinis struck out the side in the ninth to finish the game. He has yet to allow a run or walk a batter this year.