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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Wednesday May 9th, 2018

On a busy Wednesday night in the New York Yankees organization, the five teams that were in action combined for a 4-1 record. The big league club took control of the AL East and continued their winning streak. Meanwhile, down in the minors, one pitcher got his first win in Double-A and a Tampa starter nearly completed nine shutout innings. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from around the organization:

New York Yankees (MLB): The New York Yankees (26-10) scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth en route to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox. They have now won eight in a row and 17 of their 18 games.

  • Brett Gardner was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and his two-run triple in the eighth against Craig Kimbrel gave the Yankees a 7-6 lead (11,12).
  • Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. He hit a two-run home run in the eighth (9) and drove in three runs (25, 26, 27).
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a run scored and he had a two-run double in the third (22, 23).
  • Masahiro Tanaka got the start for the Yankees. He went 5.1 innings, gave up four runs on eight hits, struck out three, and walked two on 91 pitches (60 strikes).
  • Jonathan Holder (1-1) got the final two outs of the eighth inning, walked a batter intentionally, and struck out one as he got the win.
  • Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and struck out three batters in the ninth as he got his ninth save of the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (15-17) were able to hold off the Syracuse Chiefs with an 8-7 victory.

  • Zack Zehner (1-for-4, two runs scored, walk) hit a three-run home run in the top of the first inning (4). His RBI total for the year is up to 16.
  • Bruce Caldwell went 2-for-4 and had his first two RBIs with Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
  • Adam Lind was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a walk and an RBI (3).
  • Kyle Higashioka drove in his 16th run of the year with an RBI base hit in the first.
  • Chance Adams got a five-run lead before he took the mound and he couldn’t protect it. He went 2.2 innings, gave up five runs on seven hits, struck out two, and walked one on 70 pitches (45 strikes).
  • Joe Harvey (1-1) got the win in relief after throwing two hitless innings and striking out two batters.
  • Cody Carroll gave up two hits and struck out four over the final two innings as he got his second save of the year.

Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (20-11) got back on the winning track with a 3-1 win over the Reading Fightin’ Phils.

  • Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0) got his first win in a Thunder uniform. He went five innings, gave up one run on six hits, and struck out eight on 84 pitches (61 strikes).
  • Trey Amburgey was 1-for-4 out of the leadoff spot in the order. His one-hit was a two-run single in the bottom of the second (8,9).
  • Ben Ruta was 1-for-3 with a run scored and he had an RBI double in the second (7).
  • Kaleb Ort gave up a hit and struck out four over two innings as he picked up his first save of the year.

Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (18-15) edged out the Daytona Tortugas in a 2-0 victory in 11 innings.

  • Michael King had arguably the best outing of his career in a no-decision. He went 8.2 innings (career-high), gave up three hits, and struck out eight on 100 pitches (70 strikes). He did not give up a hit until the sixth inning.
  • Hoy Jun Park (1-for-4, run scored, stolen base) had the game-winning hit with an RBI single in the top of the 11th (9).
  • Isiah Gilliam (0-for-4) made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly (19).
  • Trevor Lane (1-0) went 1.2 innings, struck out three batters, and walked two in the win out of the bullpen.
  • David Sosebee got the final two outs of the night and picked up his fifth save of the year.

Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (16-16) were shut out by the Lakewood Blue Claws, 2-0.

  • Out of the six hits the Riverdogs had, Dom Thompson-Williams had three of them. He went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot.
  • Dalton Lehnen (2-2) had a quality start in a losing effort. He went six innings, gave up two runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked one on 87 pitches (57 strikes) in the loss.
  • Chad Martin kept his scoreless inning streak alive out of the bullpen with two hitless innings (one strikeout). He has given up just three hits in 14 innings this year.
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