Yankees open season with split of double-header in Johnson City

The Pulaski Yankees got their 2019 season off to a good start Wednesday evening, taking the season-opener from Johnson City 5-1.

The Cardinals bounced back in the nightcap, beating Pulaski, 3-1.

The two teams go at it again Thursday at 6:30 in Johnson City in the rubber game of the three-game set.

Yankee Notes:

Former Pulaski Yankee Deivi Garcia (Pulaski 2017), the fourth-ranked Yankees prospect tied the Minor League season high Wednesday with 15 strikeouts, scattering a hit and a walk over six innings as Double-A Trenton shut out Richmond, 6-0, at ARM & HAMMER Park. The win secured the Eastern League Eastern Division first-half title for Trenton.

Yoendrys Gomez to the win for Pulaski in the first game.

Ryder Green and Luis Santos hit homers for the Yankees.