Alberto Mineo's second inning grand slam spurred the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 4-1 win over the Trenton Thunder Wednesday in Eastern League play at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the second, Mineo dug in against Deivi Garcia, the Yankees' fourth-ranked prospect. The Italian-born catcher launched a 0-1 pitch into the Delaware River beyond the right field wall for his first Double-A home run and the second grand slam for a Fisher Cat this season.
That was all the run support starter Yennsy Diaz (2-2) needed. The 22-year-old worked five innings, scattered six hits, allowed one run in the fifth, walked one and struck out five.
A trio of relievers: Jake Fishman, Bryan Baker and Kirby Snead (save, 5), combined on four shutout innings and allowed three base runners to secure the victory.
Mineo finished with two hits. Forrest Wall's 10-game hitting streak came to an end but he has now reached base in 11 consecutive games.
After a six-game, seven-day road trip, New Hampshire returns home to face the Hartford Yard Goats Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Andrew Sopko will go for the Fisher Cats while the Yard Goats send southpaw Jack Wynkoop to the mound for the 6:35 p.m. start.