Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 4-3 (10 innings) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs
The RailRiders had the lead for the majority of this game, but a blown save in the ninth inning sent the game to extra innings. Third baseman Donovan Solano led the offense with three hits, while Chris Parmalee and Lane Adams had two hits apiece. Each of the RailRiders 11 hits were singles. The winning run came in the tenth inning after Solano singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch then advanced to third after Adams singled before coming home on a passed ball. Wild.
Luis Cessa was decent through five and one-third innings, allowing two earned runs off of four hits, including a home run. For the second time this season, Diego Moreno was charged with a blown save after giving up a solo shot during his second inning of work.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 4-0 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Just one day after Nathan Eovaldi took a no-hitter to the seventh inning for the Yankees, Trenton Thunder starter Ronald Herrera and reliever Jonathan Holder combined to throw a no-hitter against the Fisher Cats. Over eight innings, Herrera walked two batters and notched five strikeouts. Holder also recorded two strikeouts during his inning of work. This was the first no-hitter for Trenton since Tyler Clippard threw one in 2006.
Offensively, the Thunder put together just six hits (along with five walks) and scored all of their runs during the fifth inning. Right fielder Juan Silva's double in the fifth was the only extra base hit of the night, and Jake Cave was the only batter to pick up more than one hit. The latter also had the only stolen base of the night.
After falling behind by two runs early, the Tampa Yankees jumped all over Ryan Borucki in the third inning when the game pretty much turned into batting practice. Michael O'Neill hit a lead off home run, which was followed by a single and a ground out. Next Billy Fleming, Miguel Andujar and Abiatal Avelino hit back-to-back-to-back home runs. With two outs, and facing a new pitcher, Zack Zehner went deep to give the Yankees their fifth home run of the inning. Jorge Mateo also homered later in the game. In addition to the home runs, Zehner and O'Neill both collected two more hits in this game--two doubles for Zehner and a double and a single for O'Neill.
Gabriel Encinas started the game for the Tampa Yankees, but he was removed from the game after recording just two outs (possibly because he got hurt). Joey Maher came on in relief and pitched four and one-third innings while allowing just one run to score and recording five strikeouts. Things didn't go quite so well for the rest of the bullpen as Eric Ruth gave up two runs on three hits through two innings, and James Reeves gave up a run during the ninth inning.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 7-3 (11 innings) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws
The RiverDogs trailed the BlueClaws for most of this game before scoring two runs in the eighth inning to send the game to extra innings. Jeff Hendrix, Thairo Estrada and Angel Aguilar each had multi-hit nights, with four hits for Estrada and three for Hendrix (two doubles) and Aguilar. The RiverDogs finally clinched the win in the eleventh by scoring four runs thanks to a bases-loaded walk, RBI single, another bases-loaded walk, and a bases-loaded hit by pitch.
The RiverDogs' starter was Cody Carroll and he gave up a run and three walks through five innings. Simon De la Rosa pitched four innings in relief and gave up just one run, while Claudio Custodio pitched two clean innings of work to finish the game.