August 19, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Cullen Large

In eight games in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system, the club was 4-4.

Buffalo Bisons 3, Syracuse Mets 4

The Buffalo Bisons (54-34) were edged out by the Syracuse Mets, losing 4-3.

Cavan Biggio, rehabbing his way back to the bigs, was 2/4 with a double and a run while Forrest Wall was 2/4 with two stolen bases. Cullen Large was the offensive force in the game, going 3/3 with two home runs, both solo shots, giving him two RBI and two runs on the game.

Nick Allgeyer took the loss, going five innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks, striking out two. Nate Pearson made another outing and had a clean inning, striking out one.

L: Nick Allgeyer (4-3)
HR: Cullen Large 2 (7)

Player of the Game: Cullen Large

Roster Notes: Rodrigo Vigil was sent by Buffalo to New Hampshire. A.J. Cole was sent to Buffalo on a rehab assignment.

Buffalo Bisons 1, Syracuse Mets 2

The Buffalo Bisons (54-35) lost by a run again, falling 2-1 to the Syracuse Mets.

Forrest Wall led off, going 1/3 while Cavan Biggio was 1/3 with a run. Richard Urena was 1/3 with a double and an RBI.

Bowden Francis was excellent in the start, allowing only an unearned run on two hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. Anthony Castro allowed a run in his inning, giving up two hits and striking out one.

L: Anthony Castro (0-1)

Player of the Game: Bowden Francis

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-45) are seeing Samad Taylor start to heat up again as he smashed his 16th home run on the way to a 3-2 Fisher Cats win over the Hartford Yard Goats.

Taylor was 2/5 with a home run, two RBI and a run. Jordan Groshans was 2/4 with a double and an RBI and Chavez Young was 2/4 with two doubles and a stolen base. Tanner Kirwer was on base twice, going 0/3 with two walks but stole four bases and scored twice. Nick Podkul was 1/4 with a double and Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a triple. Vinny Capra was 1/4.

Maximo Castillo had a solid performance on the mound, going seven innings and allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Brandon Eisert got the save, finishing the final two innings and giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts.

W: Maximo Castillo (10-3)
S: Brandon Eisert (1)
HR: Samad Taylor (16)

Player of the Game: Samad Taylor and Maximo Castillo

Roster Notes: Rodrigo Vigil was sent to New Hampshire from Buffalo.

Vancouver Canadians 9, Tri-City Dust Devils (LAA) 4

The Vancouver Canadians (42-51) put on their slugging shoes early as they scored five runs in the first inning, going on to beat the Tri-City Dust Devils 9-4.

Luis De Los Santos, Will Robertson and Davis Schneider went back-to-back-to-back in the first inning with De Los Santos hitting a three-run blast in a 1/4 day in which he also drove in four runs and added a walk while Robertson was 1/5 with a solo shot. Davis Schneider was 2/3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Spencer Horwitz didn’t homer but he did have a perfect day, going 1/1 with a double, three walks, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Rafael Lantigua also walked three times, going 1/2 with a double, a run and a stolen base. Andres Guerra was 1/2 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a run and Tanner Morris was 1/4 with a walk and a run, hitting a double. Zac Cook was 1/4 and Orelvis Martinez was the only player without a hit, going 0/5.

Paxton Schultz started, going five innings and allowing four runs on seven hits (two HRs) with five strikeouts. Will McAffer provided two innings of scoreless relief, giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Hagen Danner struck out two in a perfect eighth. Roither Hernandez shut things down in the ninth, striking out one.

W: Paxton Schultz (4-4)
HR: Luis De Los Santos (12), Will Robertson (2), Davis Schneider (7)

Player of the Game: Davis Schneider

Roster Notes: Jol Concepcion was promoted to Vancouver from Dunedin.

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (MIN) 6

In the resumption of their suspended game, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels beat the Dunedin Blue Jays (40-51) 6-2.

Mack Mueller had a pair of hits, going 2/3 with an RBI while Addison Barger was 1/4 with an RBI. Hugo Cardona (1/3, SB) and Miguel Hiraldo (1/4, SB) each had a double and Steward Berroa was 1/4 with two stolen bases. PK Morris was 1/4 with a run.

Julian Merryweather made the start, allowing a hit and a run in a scoreless first, striking out one. Alejandro Melean allowed a run on a hit (one HR) with three strikeouts in two innings while Sean Mellen allowed a run on three hits (one HR) with a walk and five strikeouts in three innings. Matt Svanson allowed a run on a hit and a walk in his inning of work and Julian Valdez allowed three more runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in two innings.

L: Matt Svanson (1-1)

Player of the Game: Sean Mellen and Mack Mueller

Roster Notes: Jol Concepcion was promoted to the Vancouver Canadians.

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (MIN) 0

The Dunedin Blue Jays (41-51) rebounded in the second game of the double header to beat the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 2-0.

It was all pitching in the second game as Trent Palmer needed 92 pitches to throw all seven innings, putting up a no-hitter for the win, walking three and striking out 10.

Zach Britton provided all the offense that Palmer would need, going 1/3 with a solo home run. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/2 with an RBI and a sac fly and Steward Berroa was 1/3 with a triple and a run. PK Morris was 1/3 with a double and Garrett Spain was 1/2.

W: Trent Palmer (2-2)
HR: Zach Britton (6)

Player of the Game: Trent Palmer

FCL Blue Jays 5, FCL Phillies 6

The FCL Blue Jays (16-18) made it a game with three runs in the top of the eighth inning but ultimately fell 6-5 to the FCL Phillies.

Rikelvin De Castro had another two hits, going 2/5 with a double and a run while rehabbing Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Angel Del Rosario (1/5) and Adriel Sotolongo (1/4, BB) each hit a solo home run and Andres Sosa was 1/1 with a run. Amell Brazoban was 1/3 and Rainer Nunez was 0/3 but walked twice and had an RBI.

Jonatan Bernal started, giving up five runs (four earned) in two innings off of five hits (one HR) and a walk, striking out three. Jiorgeny Casimiri allowed just a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in three innings and Rafael Ohashi allowed an unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts in two innings. Soenni Martinez finished it off with a clean eighth.

L: Jonatan Bernal (0-2)

Player of the Game: Jiorgeny Casimiri and Rikelvin De Castro

Roster Notes: Brock Lundquist was sent to the FCL for a rehab assignment.

DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL Reds 0

The DSL Blue Jays (16-9) blanked the DSL Reds in a 3-0 win despite getting only two hits of their own.

It was Darwin Cruz‘s game as the 19-year-old righty tossed six innings of two-hit ball, striking out four. Jean Lopez threw the seventh, getting the save and giving up two hits and striking out two batters.

Victor Arias (1/2, BB, SB) had one of the club’s two hits and Endri Garcia (1/2) had the other. Luis Garcia was 0/1 but walked twice, stole a base and scored. Yeuni Munoz was 0/2 but drove a run in with a sac fly.

W: Darwin Cruz (2-1)
S: Jean Lopez (1)

Player of the Game: Darwin Cruz

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