August 14, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Chavez Young

In seven games on the schedule, the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates went 4-3.

Buffalo Bisons 0, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 4

The Buffalo Bisons (53-33) couldn’t get the offense going, falling 4-0 to the Rochester Red Wings despite getting an appearance from Nate Pearson.

Pearson started for the Bisons and had a clean inning, striking out one before Thomas Hatch came on to pitch extremely well as the follower. Hatch allowed just two runs (one earned) on five hits (one HR) with six strikeouts. Anthony Castro had a clean inning of his own in the eighth and Carl Edwards Jr. allowed two runs on two hits (one HR) with one strikeout in the ninth.

The Bisons had just five hits, all singles, with Christian Colon (1/4), Josh Palacios (1/4), Tyler White (1/3, BB), Juan Graterol (1/3, BB) and Logan Warmoth (1/2, BB, SB) contributing.

L. Thomas Hatch (1-3)

Player of the Game: Thomas Hatch

Roster Notes: Nate Pearson was reinstated from the injured list and the Blue Jays having apparently traded for outfielder Mallex Smith, assigned him to the Buffalo Bisons. Graham Spraker was sent back to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Buffalo and Carl Edwards Jr. was sent to Buffalo on a rehab assignment. Marcus Reyes was also sent back to Double-A.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 7

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (41-44) had a good handle on the game, carrying a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth but the Harrisburg Senators rallied for four runs to beat the Fisher Cats 7-6.

Nick Fraze started on the mound, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout. Jon Harris came on and stranded an inherited runner, allowing just a walk and striking out two in 1 1/3 innings. Graham Spraker struck out three in two innings and Sean Rackoski was charged with four runs on four hits and a walk without retiring a batter, leaving the bases loaded for Brody Rodning who allowed two of the three inherited runners to score, giving up two hits in 1/3 of an inning.

Canadian Demi Orimoloye was 2/5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run while Chavez Young was 1/3 with a double, two RBI and a run, stealing a base. Tanner Kirwer was 1/4 with a home run and a walk, driving in one and scoring once while Samad Taylor was 1/4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base. Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 with a run and LJ Talley was 1/5 with an RBI.

L: Sean Rackoski (1-2)
HR: Tanner Kirwer (4)

Player of the Game: Demi Orimoloye, Chavez Young and Tanner Kirwer

Roster Notes: Marcus Reyes and Graham Spraker have been sent to New Hampshire from Buffalo.

Vancouver Canadians 11, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 6

The Vancouver Canadians (40-49) continued to produce offensively and this time they get enough from the pitching staff to beat the Everett AquaSox 11-6.

Rafael Lantigua was one of three Canadian with three hits, going 3/4 with a double, three runs and two stolen bases. Will Robertson also had three hits, going 3/4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs. Spencer Horwitz completes the troika, going 3/5 with a walk and an RBI. Zac Cook also had a big game, going 2/4 with a double, a home run, a walk, three RBI and three runs. Luis De Los Santos was 2/6 with a double and a triple, scoring twice and Sebastian Espino was 1/3 with two walks, an RBI and a run. Eric Rivera was 1/5 with an RBI and Philip Clarke was 1/4 with an RBI.

CJ Van Eyk had a solid start, going five innings and allowing two runs on three hits (one HR) with three walks and seven strikeouts for the win. Hayden Juenger tossed 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk with three stirkeouts before Andrew Bash came on , allowing his inherited runner to score and surrendering two runs of his own on two hits (one HR) with two walks and three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.

W: C.J. Van Eyk (4-6)
HR: Zac Cook (4)

Player of the Game: Zac Cook and Will Robertson

Dunedin Blue Jays 5, St. Lucie Mets 2

The Dunedin Blue Jays (39-49) opened their double header with the St. Lucie Mets by beating them 5-2.

DH Harrison Ray led the offense, going 2/3 with a home run and two RBI, adding a double and scoring a run. Addison Barger also went deep, going 1/3 with the solo blast while PK Morris was 1/3 with a double, two RBI and a run. Mack Mueller was 1/3 with a double and Zach Britton was 1/3 with a run.

Nathanael Perez started, striking out eight in six innings, giving up two runs on four hits (one HR) with a walk. Julian Valdez got the save, striking out two and hitting a batter.

W: Nathanael Perez (2-3)
S: Julian Valdez (2)
HR: Addison Barger (14), Harrison Ray (7)

Player of the Game: Harrison Ray and Nathanael Perez

Roster Notes: Dasan Brown, Justin Ammons and Riley Tirotta were all placed on the injured list while Garrett Spain and Glenn Santiago were promoted to Dunedin from the FCL.

Dunedin Blue Jays 5, St. Lucie Mets 3

The Dunedin Blue Jays (40-49) swept the double header by beating the St. Lucie Mets 5-3.

DH Miguel Hiraldo went deep for the Blue Jays, going 1/2 with a home run, two RBI , a stolen base and a walk. Addison Barger was 1/3 with a run and Hugo Cardona was 1/3 with an RBI and a run. Glenn Santiago was 1/3 with a run and a stolen base and Jose Rivas was 1/2 with an RBI and a walk. Steward Berroa walked twice, stole a base and scored a run.

Sean Mellen started for Dunedin and he struck out five in three innings, allowing a run on three hits with a walk. Jefferson Herrera allowed two runs on three hits (one HR) with a walk and Elixon Caballero got the win with a scoreless inning of work, walking one and striking out two. Thomas Ruwe got the save, allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in the seventh.

W: Elixon Caballero (2-2)
S: Thomas Ruwe (2)
HR: Miguel Hiraldo (6)

Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo and Sean Mellen

FCL Blue Jays 6, FCL Yankees 4

The FCL Blue Jays (16-15) beat the GCL Yankees, winning 6-4 on Saturday.

Third baseman Damiano Palmegiani had a pair of hits including his first pro double, going 2/4 with an RBI and a stolen base while Gabriel Martinez hit two doubles, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run, adding a stolen base. Angel Del Rosario was 0/3 but walked and was hit by a pitch and scored three times, stealing four bases. Victor Mesia was 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Rikelvin De Castro was 1/4 with an RBI and was hit by a pitch. Jhon Solarte walked twice and was 0/1 with an RBI and a run.

A.J. Cole made another rehab outing and allowed a run on a hit and a walk with a strikeout in the first inning. Dahian Santos followed with three innigns, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out four. Rafael Ohashi pitched a scoreless fifth, giving up a hit and striking out one and Jimmy Burnette gave up a hit and struck out one in the sixth. Jiorgeny Casimir allowed two hits but struck out three in the seventh to earn the win and Elieser Medrano allowed the Yankees to close the gap, giving up three runs on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in the eighth. Soenni Martinez got the save, allowing a hit and striking out two in the ninth.

W: Jiorgeny Casimiri (2-1)
S: Soenni Martinez (1)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Martinez, Victor Mesia and Damiano Palmegiani

DSL Blue Jays 0, DSL Mariners 6

The DSL Blue Jays (14-8) were shut out by the DSL Mariners, losing 6-0 on Saturday.

The Blue Jays had just four hits including two singles and a walk from Manuel Beltre (2/3) and a single and a double from Luis Garcia (2/4).

Cristopher Catro started, giving up a run on a hit (one HR) with three walks and four strikeouts over two innings. Jean Lopez allowed two more runs on three hits (one HR) with two walks and two strikeouts over three innings while Angel Santana surrendered two more runs on three hits and three walks, striking out one in the sixth inning. Francis Mercedes pitched the seventh in a clean inning and Keiner Leon allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in the eighth.

L: Cristopher Castro (0-1)

Player of the Game: Manuel Beltre and Luis Garcia

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