July 1, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Elvis Luciano

The Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league affilates were 0-4 on the day as the Buffalo Bisons were rained out, as were was the second game of a potential double header for New Hampshire.

Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI)

Game postponed due to inclement weather. To be made up Friday, July 2.

Roster Notes: C Juan Graterol was activated by the Bisons.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 4

In what was supposed to be the first game of a double header (the second was postponed due to rain), the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (22-27) fell 4-2 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

Samad Taylor was 1/3 with a double and a run while Vinny Capra also was 1/3 with a double and a run. Tanner Kirwer was 1/3 and stole a base and Brock Lundquist was 0/2 but drove in a run with a sac fly. Chavez Young was 1/2 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base.

Elvis Luciano had a solid outing, going four scoreless innings and giving up four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Graham Spraker allowed a run on three hits (one HR) with five strikeouts in two innings and Jon Harris took the loss, giving up three runs on two hits (one HR) and a walk in the seventh.

L: Jon Harris (1-3)

Player of the Game: Elvis Luciano

Vancouver Canadians 3, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 7

The Vancouver Canadians (26-25) have been in tough against the Everett AquaSox, falling 7-3 on Thursday.

Starter Luis Quinones started on the mound, taking the loss by giving up four runs on four hits (one HR) with six walks and four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Sean Mellen allowed another two runs in 3 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Connor Law allowed a run on two hits in the final inning.

Second baseman Rafael Lantigua had a big game, going 2/5 with a home run, three RBI and a run. Ryan Gold (1/4) and Johnny Aiello (1/3) each hit a double while Eric Rivera was 1/3 with a run and a stolen base and Ronny Brito was 0/3 with a walk and a run.

L: Luis Quinones (2-3)
HR: Rafael Lantigua (3)

Player of the Game: Rafael Lantigua

Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 4

The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-30) continued their free fall, losing 4-3 to the Palm Beach Cardinals.

The D-Jays had just three hits including a double from Addison Barger who was 1/2 with two walks and two runs. Steward Berroa was 1/4 with a double and two RBI, picking up an outfield assist while Anthony Morales was 1/4 with an RBI. PK Morris walked three times, going 0/1.

Jefferson Herrera started and allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk, striking out two in two innings. Sem Robberse had an excellent outing, coming in in the third, throwing five hitless innings and walking two while striking out eight. Elixon Caballero took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits with one strikeout.

L: Elixon Caballero (0-2)

Player of the Game: Sem Robberse

FCL Blue Jays 7, FCL Tigers West 10

The FCL Blue Jays (1-2) took a 10-7 loss to the FCL TIgers West, allowing all 10 runs in the later innings.

The starter was Dahian Santos, an 18-year-old Venezuelan righty who dominated, allowing just two hits in five innings and striking out six. Yunior Lara took over in the sixth, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks with one strikeout, the only out he would get. Bejardi Meza took over and stranded the runner he inherited and allowing no runs in 1 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two. Stephen Vargas came on in the eighth and allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in 1/3 of an inning and Elieser Medrano surrendered another three runs, walking two and striking out two in 1 1/3 innings. Jeury Hiciano finished the game, allowing all three inherited runners to score, giving up an unearned run on a hit and two walks in 1/3 of an inning.

Jose Rivas was 1/1 with an RBI before coming out of the game and Yhon Perez took over, going 1/2 with a run. Rainer Nunez walked twice, going 0/1 but had an RBI and a run. Peniel Brito was 1/5 with a double, an RBI and a run while Rikelvin De Castro was 1/5 with a double. Glenn Santiago was 1/4 with an RBI and Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/2 with a run while Adriel Sotolongo was 0/0 with three walks and a run. Marcos De La Rosa was 1/4 with two RBI.

L: Elieser Medrano (0-1)

Player of the Game: Dahian Santos

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