What a season opener for Chance Adams, Gleyber Torres and the rest of the Trenton Thunder on Saturday at UMPC Park in Erie, Pa.Adams, the Yankees' No. 8 prospect, started and tossed 5 2/3 no-hit innings against the Erie SeaWolves before exiting in the sixth after 85 pitches. The 22-year-old
What a season opener for Chance Adams, Gleyber Torres and the rest of the Trenton Thunder on Saturday at UMPC Park in Erie, Pa.
Adams, the Yankees' No. 8 prospect, started and tossed 5 2/3 no-hit innings against the Erie SeaWolves before exiting in the sixth after 85 pitches. The 22-year-old right-handed walked four and struck out five.
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The Thunder, the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, took the no-hitter into the eighth inning. It was broken up when Erie's Jason Krizan singled off of lefty reliver Caleb Frare but the Thunder held on for a 6-2 win in their season opener.
Torres, meanwhile, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect and baseball's No. 3 overall, continues to look like a future Major League star. The 20-year-old shortstop doubled in his first at-bat for the Thunder on Saturday and finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored and walk.
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The Thunder was rained out on both Thursday and Friday, pushing back their first game of the 2017 season to Saturday afternoon on the road against the Tigers' Double-A affiliate.
Adams was named the Yankees' Minor League Pitcher of the Year last season after he went 13-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 127 1/3 innings over 25 games (24 starts) with Class A Advanced Tampa and Trenton. And he picked up right where he left off last season.
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A fifth-round Draft pick out of Dallas Baptist in 2015, Adams has excelled ever since he joined the Yankees organization. He was 16-2 with a 2.21 ERA in the Minors prior to his 2017 season debut, while averaging 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Torres was the crown jewel of the trade that sent Albertin Chapman to the Cubs at last year's Deadline. He's coming off a monster Spring Training for New York -- Torres hit .448 in 29 spring at-bats with two home runs, six doubles, a triple, nine RBIs and a 1.400 OPS before joining Trenton.
Last fall, he also became the youngest-ever player to be named the Arizona Fall League's Most Valuable Player. Torres hit .403/.513/.645 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 18 games for Scottsdale.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.