August 27, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Christopher Bec

The Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league clubs played seven games on Thursday, finishing the day with a 4-3 record.

Buffalo Bisons 1, Worcester Red Sox (BOS) 4

The Buffalo Bisons (56-40) have continued to struggle against the Worcester Red Sox, losing 4-1 on Friday.

The Bisons had just two hits, with Forrest Wall going 1/4 and Cullen Large going 1/3 with a run.

Righty Thomas Hatch had a decent start, allowing three runs on eight hits (one HR) but didn’t walk anyone and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings. Danny Jimenez finished the sixth, stranding a runner and Anthony Castro surrendered a run on a hit (one HR) with two strikeouts in the seventh. Travis Bergen (1 IP, 1 BB, 3 K) and Hobie Harris (1 IP, 2 K) finished the game.

L. Thomas Hatch (1-5)

Player of the Game: None

Roster Notes: Connor Overton was recalled by the Blue Jays.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-49) lost a nailbiter, falling 3-2 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Catcher Chris Bec had a pair of hits, going 2/3 with two runs and two stolen bases while Vinny Capra and Demi Orimoloye were each 1/4. Reggie Pruitt also had a hit, going 1/1 with a walk, an RBI, a HBP and an outfield assist.

On the mound, Reilly Hovis started, giving up two runs on four hits (one HR) and five walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Emerson Jimenez gave up two hits and struck out two, stranding both runners he inherited in 1 2/3 innings. Brody Rodning gave up a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in the seventh and Adrian Hernandez finished it off with two scoreless innings, striking out two.

L: Reilly Hovis (2-4)

Player of the Game: Chris Bec

Vancouver Canadians 8, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 7

The Vancouver Canadians (46-54) and Hillsboro Hops slugged it out again, with the Canadians getting the upper hand with three home runs from their club in an 8-7 win.

The barrage was led by Zac Cook who was 4/4 with the home run in the ninth that put the Canadians ahead and he also had a double, an RBI and two runs. Orelvis Martinez had three hits, going 3/5 with a double and an RBI while Spencer Horwitz was 1/4 with a home run, a walk and three RBI. Davis Schneider was 1/4 with a home run. Rafael Lantigua was 1/4 with an RBI and a stolen base while Tanner Morris was 1/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Anthony Morales was 1/3 with a walk and two runs.

On the mound, Adam Kloffenstein struggled, giving up five runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts in just two innings. Hayden Juenger struck out four in two innings, giving up just one hit while Jol Concepcion went two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three. Will McAffer threw the final three innings, blowing the save by giving up two unearned runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts but he’d come away with the win.

W: Will McAffer (2-3)
HR: Spencer Horwitz (7), Davis Schneider (8), Zac Cook (6)

Player of the Game: Zac Cook

Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 8

The Dunedin Blue Jays (44-56) got their offense going but it wasn’t enough as the Lakeland Flying Tigers beat the Blue Jays 8-7 in 11 innings.

Leadoff hitter Dasan Brown led the offense, going 2/5 with a home run, a double, a walk, an RBI and three runs. Steward Berroa scored three times, going 1/4 with a walk while Miguel Hiraldo came out of the game after a couple of plate appearances, going 1/1 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run. PK Morris was 1/3 with two RBI and a walk while Riley Tirotta was 1/4 with a sac fly and two RBI. Addison Barger was 1/5 with an RBI and Harrison Ray and JJ D’Orazio were both 1/5.

On the mound, Michael Dominguez surrendered five runs on six hits (one HR) with two walks and two strikeouts and Jimmy Burnette provided two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out one. Elixon Caballero gave up a hit in his inning and Julian Valdez was tagged for a run on three hits (one HR) with two strikeouts in two innings. Jefferson Herrera allowed two unearned runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings to take the loss.

L: Jefferson Herrera (1-2)
HR: Dasan Brown (3)

Player of the Game: Dasan Brown

FCL Blue Jays

Scheduled off day.

DSL Blue Jays 8, DSL D-backs1 4

The DSL Blue Jays (18-12) won the rematch against the DSL D-backs1 squad, winning 8-4.

The Blue Jays’ offense really came around on Friday, led by Yeuni Munoz who was 3/4 with a single, a double and a triple, drivin gin two runs and scoring twice.Yhoangel Aponte was 2/2 with a walk and a triple, while Jonathan Peguero was 2/3 with a walk and two RBI, scoring once but was caught stealing twice. Manuel Beltre was 1/3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base and Martin Gimenez was 1/3 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Francisco Fajardo was 1/3 with a walk and Daniel Oliva was 0/3 with a walk and a run, adding a stolen base.

Nathanael Perez started and went three innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits with two walks. Francis Mercedes went 2 1/3 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Keiner Leon came in and shut the door, striking out five in 3 2/3 innings and giving up just two hits for the save.

W: Francis Mercedes (1-1)
S: Keiner Leon (1)

Player of the Game: Yeuni Munoz

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