August 12, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Forrest Wall

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

Buffalo Bisons 4, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 3

The Buffalo Bisons (52-32) held off the Rochester Red Wings, beating them 4-3 on Thursday.

Forrest Wall had a big game, hitting his first home run of the year, going 2/4 with an RBI and two runs and Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a home run and three RBI. Christian Colon was 2/4 with a double and Juan Graterol was 2/4. Tyler White had a single in four at bats and Cullen Large was 1/3 with a walk.

Bowden Francis allowed three runs on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings to get the win and Dany Jimenez allowed a hit and a walk in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two. Bryan Baker got a save for his 1 2/3 innings of effort, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out one.

W: Bowden Francis (7-3)
S: Bryan Baker (8)
HR: Kevin Smith (19), Forrest Wall (1)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall

Roster Notes: The Toronto Blue Jays sent Cavan Biggio to Buffalo on a rehab assignment and Marcus Reyes was promoted from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to the Buffalo Bisons.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (40-43) scored three runs and that was enough to beat the Harrisburg Senators 3-2.

Canadian Demi Orimoloye went deep, going 2/4 with a home run, an RBI and a run. LJ Talley had two hits, going 2/4 with an RBI and Jordan Groshans was 1/4 with a double and a run. Tanner Kirwer was 1/4 in the leadoff spot and Vinny Capra was 0/2 with two walks and a run and Kevin Vicuna was 0/3 with a sac fly and an RBI.

Luis Quinones started, striking out six over four innings, giving up just three hits and two walks. Brody Rodning got the win, striking out three in two innings and Mike Ellenbest surrendered two unearned runs on a hit and a walk in the seventh. Adrian Hernandez allowed one hit and struck out three in the final two innings to get the save.

W: Brody Rodning (3-3)
S: Adrian Hernandez (1)
HR: Demi Orimoloye (5)

Player of the Game: Demi Orimoloye and Luis Quinones

Roster Notes: Brody Rodning was activated off the IL and Marcus Reyes was promoted to Buffalo.

Vancouver Canadians 13, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 12

The Vancouver Canadians (39-48) battled it out with the Everett AquaSox in an epic slugfest, coming out on top 13-12.

Playing third base, Luis De Los Santos led the way, going 3/4 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs. Spencer Horwitz also went deep, going 2/4 with a home run, a double, a walk, four RBI and three runs. Will Robertson had a pair of hits, going 2/5 with a double, two RBI and two runs, stealing a base while Eric Rivera was 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Zac Cook was 2/4 with a double and two runs. Tanner Morris was 1/4 with a run and Orelvis Martinez was 1/4 with two runs.

Dutch righty Sem Robberse allowed nine runs (four earned) on nine hits (one HR) with five walks in 2 2/3 innings and Gabriel Ponce allowed just one unearned run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Will McAffer held the AquaSox to no runs on three walks and five strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings while Hagen Danner allowed two runs on two hits (one HR) with one strikeout in the final two innings.

W: Gabriel Ponce (1-1)
S: Hagen Danner (2)
HR: Luis De Los Santos (11), Spencer Horwitz (4)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos and Spencer Horwitz

Dunedin Blue Jays 1, St. Lucie Mets 4

The Dunedin Blue Jays (37-48) opened their double header with a 4-1 loss to the St. Lucie Mets.

Back from the injured list, Zach Britton was 2/3 with a double and Riley Tirotta was 2/2 with a walk. Addison Barger was 1/3 with a double and a run while PK Morris was 1/3. Mack Mueller drove in the club’s only run, going 0/2 with a sac fly.

Starter Trent Palmer struck out six in 4 2/3 innings but allowed three runs on four hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Thomas Ruwe allowed a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings while Justin Kelly gave up a run on a hit a two walks with one strikeout in the seventh.

L: Trent Palmer (1-2)

Player of tn Game: Riley Tirotta and Zach Britton

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.

Dunedin Blue Jays 0, St. Lucie Mets 4

The Dunedin Blue Jays (37-49) lost in the second game of the double header, the game was shortened in a 4-0 loss to the St. Lucie Mets.

Harrison Ray had the club’s only hit, going 1/2.

Alejandro Melean went four innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts while Harry Rutkowski finished it with an inning, giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.

L: Alejandro Melean (3-4)

Player of the Game: None

FCL Blue Jays 6, FCL Tigers East 5

The FCL Blue Jays (15-14) played the FCL Tigers East and beat them 6-5, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with the victory.

Playing second base, Glenn Santiago was 3/4 with a walk and an RBI, scoring twice while Angel Del Rosario, playing shortstop, was 3/4 with two RBI and two runs. Garrett Spain was 2/2 while Jaden Rudd, coming in for Spain, was 1/1 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/5 and Victor Mesia was 1/4 with a double and a run.

Jonatan Bernal started and allowed four runs in five innings, giving up eight hits (two HR) and a walk with three strikeouts. Bejardi Meza gave up a solo home run among two hits for one run with three walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Kelvin Perez struck out three in two innings for the win.

W: Kelvin Perez (3-1)

Player of the Game: Glenn Santiago and Angel Del Rosario

DSL Blue Jays, DSL White Sox

Postponed: Rain. Makeup on August 13.

Roster Notes: August 11: RHP Jose Quintana was placed on the 60-day IL.

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