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Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees organization combined for a 2-3 record as both the big league and Triple-A clubs were able to record wins. Scranton Wilkes-Barre had two players hit a home run in their second straight game. Meanwhile, for Trenton, a Yankee reliever continued his rehab assignment and threw the ball well. Let’s take a look at some of the other key performances around the organization:

New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (35-17) secured a series win over the Houston Astros with a 5-3 victory.

  • Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3, but his one hit was a two-run single that gave New York the lead in the bottom of the fifth (34,35).
  • Didi Gregorius (1-for-4) also reached the 35 RBI mark for the season with a base hit in the sixth.
  • Aaron Hicks (1-for-3) had one of two extra-base hits for the Yankees as his double in the sixth drove in a run (21).
  • Luis Severino (8-1) gave the Yankees a great start on the mound. In seven innings of work, he gave up two runs on four hits, struck out 11, and walked one on 103 pitches (66 strikes) in the win.
  • David Robertson gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth.
  • Aroldis Chapman gave up a run on two hits in the ninth. However, he struck out one and was able to get his 12th save of the season.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (24-27) held the Louisville Bats to two hits in their 3-1 win.

Billy McKinney went 3-for-4 with a double and he homered for the second straight day in Scranton’s win. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)
  • Mike Ford (1-for-4) started the scoring in the top of the second with a solo home run (8). He has homered in back-to-back games.
  • L.J. Mazzilli (0-for-2) gave the Railriders an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth (14).
  • Ryan McBroom was 2-for-4 in the win.
  • David Hale (1-2) ended up getting his first win of the season. He went 6.1 innings, gave up one run on two hits, struck out three, and walked two on 79 pitches (49 strikes).
  • Raynel Espinal struck out a batter and walked one in 1.2 hitless innings.
  • Joe Harvey walked a batter and struck out two in a hitless ninth as he got his first save.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (32-20) had their four-game win streak snapped as they lost 3-1 to the Reading Fightin’ Phils.

Zack Zehner had the lone run for the Thunder with his solo home run in the bottom of the fourth (2). He is at 10 RBIs for the season. (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Adam Warren made his first appearance for Trenton on his rehab assignment. He started the game and allowed one hit and struck out three over three shutout innings. Out of the 41 pitches he threw, 27 were for strikes.
  • Brian Keller (4-4) finished the game and pitched well in a loss. He went six innings, he gave up three runs on three hits and struck out eight on 91 pitches (66 strikes).

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (26-25) lost their third straight game to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 3-2.

Dom Thompson-Williams hit his fourth home run of the season for Tampa in the bottom of the fourth (Photo by Martin Griff)
  • Isiah Gilliam (1-for-4) had the other extra-base hit of the night when he hit a double in the sixth.
  • Diego Castillo (1-for-4) tied the game at two with a base hit in the seventh (14).
  • Will Carter did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, yet still got the no-decision. In six innings of work, he gave up two runs on four hits, struck out three, and walked three on 97 pitches (56 strikes).
  • Phillip Diehl came in after Carter and struck out four batters in two perfect innings of relief.
  • Andrew Schwaab (0-1) took the loss. He gave up an unearned run on two hits and struck out two in the ninth.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (23-28) lost this morning’s game to the Columbia Fireflies, 2-1.

Dermis Garcia drove in the lone run for Charleston with an RBI double (3) in the bottom of the fifth(Paul Pagnato III)
  • Pablo Olivares (2-for-4) and Carlos Vidal (2-for-3 had the lone multi-hit games of the day for Charleston.
  • JP Sears (0-4) pitched well, but he remained winless on the season. He went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out two, and walked one on 85 pitches (61 strikes).
  • Daniel Ramos finished the game and gave up one hit, struck out two, and walked one over 3.2 scoreless innings.