August 11, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Nick Allgeyer

In six games on the schedule, the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates went 2-4.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 0

The five runs the Buffalo Bisons (51-32) scored in the second inning were more than enough to beat the Rochester Red Wings 5-0 in their second consecutive shutout.

Starting was lefty Nick Allgeyer who provided five shutout innings, walking one, striking out four and giving up just two hits. Graham Spraker made his 2021 Buffalo debut and allowed two hits and struck out three in two scoreless innings while Hobie Harris struck out one in the eighth and Jacob Barnes struck out one in the ninth.

The Herd had just six hits including a three-run home run from Nash Knight (1/3, HR, 3 RBI) while Kellin Deglan was 1/2 with a run. Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with a walk, an RBI and a run and Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a double, an RBI and a run. Christian Colon was 1/3 with a double and a run and Tyler White was 1/4 with a double.

W: Nick Allgeyer (4-2)
HR: Nash Knight (5)

Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer

Roster Notes: The Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Connor Overton and Trent Thornton was optioned back to Buffalo. Graham Spraker and Casey Lawrence were both promoted to Buffalo from New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (39-43) couldn’t muster a single run, losing 2-0 to the Harrisburg Senators.

The offense had just six hits, getting two from Chavez Young (2/4) while Vinny Capra was 1/4 with a double, the club’s only extra-base hit. LJ Talley was 1/3 with a walk and Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 while Ryan Gold was was 1/3.

Jeremy Beasley started on a bullpen day, going two innings and giving up a run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts. Connor Law allowed a run on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and Brandon Eisert threw 2 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and striking out three. Emerson Jimenez finished with a clean eighth.

L: Jeremy Beasley (0-1)

Player of the Game: Chavez Young

Roster Notes: Graham Spraker and Casey Lawrence were sent to the Buffalo Bisons.

Vancouver Canadians 10, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 4

The Vancouver Canadians (38-48) got the bats going to score 10 runs and beat the Everett AquaSox 10-4.

Leading the offense was Philip Clarke who was 3/5 with a double, three RBI and a run while Eric Rivera also had three hits including a double. Sebastian Espino was 2/4 with a double, three RBI, a walk and two runs and Will Robertson also had two hits, going 2/3 with a walk, an rBI and two runs. Orelvis Martinez had just one hit but it was a solo home run while Luis De Los Santos was 1/5 with a double and a walk, scoring twice. Spencer Horwitz was 1/3 with two walks and two runs and Tanner Morris was 1/6.

Canadian Alex Nolan started, giving up three runs on five hits (one HR) with two walks in four innings and Andrew Bash gave up a run on a solo home run, striking out two over two innings. Parker Caracci allowed four hits and a walk over two innings but didn’t surrender a run, striking out one and Roither Hernandez finished it, walking two and striking out one in the ninth.

W: Andrew Bash (1-0)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (3)

Player of the Game: Will Robertson, Sebastian Espino, Phil Clarke and Eric Rivera

Dunedin Blue Jays 0, St. Lucie Mets 1

While the Dunedin Blue Jays (37-47) were able to get their first game in, the second was cancelled, as the Jays lost a rain-shortened match with the St. Lucie Mets 1-0 in five innings.

Rehabbing Josh Palacios had a pair of hits while Steward Berroa had the club’s other hit.

A couple of rehabbing players made appearances with A.J. Cole starting and throwing an uneventful first inning. Carl Edwards Jr. allowed an unearned run on a hit with two strikeouts to take the loss while Rafael Monsion threw two scoreless frames, allowing two hits and striking out three and Elixon Caballero finished the game, walking one in the fifth.

L: Carl Edwards Jr. (0-1)

Player of the Game: Josh Palacios

Roster Notes: Zach Britton was activated off the injured list and Willfrann Astudillo was sent back to the FCL Blue Jays. A.J. Cole was sent to Dunedin on a rehab assignment.

FCL Blue Jays 5, FCL Tigers West 8

The FCL Blue Jays (13-11) completed their game that was suspended on August 5, falling 8-5 to the FCL Tigers West.

Left fielder Gabriel Martinez had two of the Blue Jays’ four hits, going 2/5 with a double, two RBI and a run while Amell Brazoban was 1/5 with a run and Peniel Brito was 1/3 with a double. Josh Palacios walked three times, going 0/1 with a run.

Jonatan Bernal started and allowed four unearned runs in two innings, giving up two hits (one HR), two walks and struck out two. Edgar Castro allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings and Geison Urbaez walked two in 1 2/3 innings, striking out three. Joey Murray, on a rehab assignment, allowed two runs on a hit (one HR) with two walks and one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning and Guillermo Villasmil finished it, giving up a run on a hit (one HR) with a walk and a strikeout in 2 1/3 innings.

L: Joey Murray (0-1)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Martinez

FCL Blue Jays 3, FCL Tigers West 4

The FCL Blue Jays (14-14) finished out their double header by losing again to the FCL TIgers 4-3.

The Blue Jays had five hits in the second game, with a double from Garrett Spain (1/4, 2B, R) and Jaden Rudd (1/2, 2B, BB, R) and singles from Manuel De La Rosa (1/3, RBI), Adriel Sotolongo (1/3) and Angel Del Rosario (1/2, BB, 2 SB).

In a statistical oddity, Geison Urbaez started (after having pitched on August 5 in the suspended game), throwing four scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Jiorgeny Casimiri allowed a walk and nothing more, striking out one in the fifth and 2021 18th-rounder Jimmy Burnette allowed four runs on two hits and two walks in his professional debut, tossing 2/3 of an inning. Soenni Martinez allowed both inherited runners to score before finishing it off with 1/3 of an inning, striking out two.

L: Jimmy Burnette (0-1)

Player of the Game: Geison Urbaez

Roster Notes: Wilfrann Astudillo was sent back to the FCL from Dunedin while Joey Murray was sent to the FCL on a rehab assignment. Gary David was sent back to the DSL Blue Jays from the FCL.

DSL Blue Jays

Scheduled off day.

Roster Notes: Gary David was sent back to the DSL from the FCL.

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