Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Postponed due to rain
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 3-2 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (11 innings)
The Thunder got on the board first last night, after Tyler Wade drew a leadoff walk, stole second base then came home on a Lane Adams single. They tacked on another run in the sixth inning after Dustin Fowler walked and Tyler Austin doubled. Trenton cruised into the seventh inning with a 2-0 lead thanks to another solid start by Jordan Montgomery who tossed six scoreless innings and struck out five batters.
Tasked with getting through the final three innings of the game, J.R. Graham and and Jonathan Holder gave up one run each to tie things up. The Flying Squirrels had a chance to crack the game wide open in the 10th inning when Holder worked his way into a bases-loaded jam with just one out, but he induced a strikeout and a pop out to end the inning. With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Jared Mitchell casually launched his first home run of the year to clinch the victory.
Mitchell was promptly rewarded for his walk-off with walking papers. Ouch.
RVA Acorns: The Yankees have rewarded Jared Mitchell for his walk off homer last night by releasing him. Had 15 game on base streak.— Jay Burnham (@Burnham_Jay) May 18, 2016
High-A Tampa Yankees: Postponed due to rain
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-4 vs. Greenville Drive
Although both teams only managed to muster five hits apiece, a three-run home run off of Luis Cedeno gave the Drive a lead that they would never surrender. It was a strange outing for Cedeno, who gave up four runs on three hits, walked one batter, and notched six strikeouts before he was pulled in the fifth inning. Jose Mesa pitched three and one-third scoreless innings to keep the RiverDogs in striking distance.
Unfortunately, the offense tried to make a comeback but came up short. Angel Aguilar had the only extra-base hit of the night, a double that drove in a run. The other RBI came off the bat of Thairo Estrada, who picked up two singles. Connor Spencer and Chris Gittens also singled. In addition to struggling at the plate, the RiverDogs were also sloppy on the field. Gittens and Hoy Jun Park were both charged with throwing errors, though neither error cost the team any runs in the end. Estrada and Jhalan Jackson where both caught stealing. Additionally, the RiverDogs' manager, Luis Dorante, was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning, apparently upset that Jeff Hendrix was called out at first base to end the inning.