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Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Week Two In The Books

After 12 games in the 2021 season, every Yankees minor league affiliate is at .500 or better. Somerset capped a difficult week by being shut out, but the other three teams ended their series on a high note.

Chris Gittens (Matt Bufano)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (9-3): RailRiders pitchers struck out 15 IronPigs on the afternoon in a 3-1 win.

  • Star of the Game: Deivi García – 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 86 pitches (52 strikes). Deivi is pitching his way back into the big-league conversation. This was his second straight outing of five innings, no earned runs, one walk, and at least seven strikeouts
  • Chris Gittens: 2-for-4, 1 home run (4), 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Gittens’ solo shot in the fourth inning was his fourth of the year and helped raise his OPS to 1.297. He accounted for two of the RailRiders’ four total hits
  • Estevan Florial: 0-for-4, 3 strikeouts
  • Brooks Kriske: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 19 pitches (12 strikes). Kriske picked up his first win of the year
  • Nestor Cortes Jr.: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 38 pitches (25 strikes). Cortes got the save and has not allowed a run this season in 8.2 innings of work

Dermis Garcia. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (7-5): The Patriots could not get anything going against top Blue Jays pitching prospect Simeon Woods-Richardson and were defeated 6-0 to drop four of six against New Hampshire.

  • Stars of the Game: Ron Marinaccio and Stephen Ridings – 2 combined IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K. The only positives in an otherwise forgettable day, Marinaccio and Ridings kept the Fisher Cats quiet over the last two innings
  • Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-for-3, 1 walk. Cabrera is working on a four-game hitting streak
  • Dermis Garcia: 1-for-4, 2 strikeouts. Garcia has a four-game hitting streak during which he’s raised his average to .132
  • Shawn Semple: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 71 pitches (44 strikes)
  • Jefry Valdez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 40 pitches (26 strikes)

Frederick Cuevas (Robert M Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Hudson Valley Renegades (6-6): Oswald Peraza’s home run streak ended at 4, but that was about the only piece of bad news for Hudson Valley, which routed Aberdeen 10-4 to move back to .500 on the year.

  • Star of the Game: Frederick Cuevas – 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 5 RBI, 1 run scored. Cuevas had never posted five RBI in one game in his career, and Sunday was his first game with at least four RBI since August 16, 2018 when he hit a grand slam for Charleston
  • Pitching Star of the Game: Ken Waldichuk – 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 60 pitches (38 strikes). Waldichuk may only have been known by the most diehard of Yankee fans prior to this year, but he’s about to become a household name as he’s punched out 17 hitters through 7.1 innings in his last two starts
  • James Nelson – 2-for-4, 1 home run (1), 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 strikeout. Nelson’s three-run blast in the third inning broke the game open
  • Oswald Peraza: 1-for-4, 1 walk. The homer streak may be over, but Peraza is still riding a streak of five straight games and six out of the last eight with hits
  • Ezequiel Duran: 4-for-5, 2 doubles
  • Eric Wagaman: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 3 strikeouts
  • Oliver Dunn: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Matt Minnick: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 31 pitches (24 strikes). Minnick got the win in relief
  • Tanner Myatt: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 23 pitches (13 strikes)
  • Justin Wilson: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 30 pitches (15 strikes)

Yankees infield prospect Andres Chaparro at the plate for the Staten Island Yankees (Robert M. Pimpsner/Pinstriped Prospects)

Tampa Tarpons (9-3): Tampa was being no-hit through seven innings, but rallied in the eighth and completed a 4-1 win over Lakeland.

  • Star of the Game: Andres Chaparro – 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 walk. Chaparro’s two-run double in the eighth broke a 1-1 tie
  • Trevor Hauver: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout. Hauver’s single in the eighth was the first hit of the night for Tampa and tied the score at 1
  • Ryan Anderson: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 46 pitches (27 strikes)
  • Trevor Holloway: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 42 pitches (27 strikes)
  • Blane Abeyta: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 53 pitches (30 strikes). After being shelled on Wednesday, Abeyta bounced back to get a much-needed win
  • Edgar Barclay: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 20 pitches (15 strikes). Barclay’s save was his first of the season and second of his professional career


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