July 18, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Kevin Smith

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league teams went 4-0 on Sunday.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 0

The Buffalo Bisons (38-25) shut out the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the regularly scheduled game (after finishing the suspended game from Saturday), winning 4-0.

Kevin Smith had another big game for the Buffalo Bisons, getting three of the Bisons’ five hits, going 3/3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs while Tyler White was 1/2 with a home run (his second in as many games) and a walk and Logan Warmoth was 1/3 with a double and a run.

The Bisons had a bullpen day with Jeremy Beasley throwing two innings, allowing a hit and striking out five and Patrick Murphy threw two innings, giving up a hit and a walk with one strikeout. Kirby Snead struck out two in the fifth inning and Trent Thronton threw the sixth, allowing two hit and striking out one. Bryan Baker threw a clean seventh to finish the game.

W: Patrick Murphy (1-1)
HR: Kevin Smith (16), Tyler White (4)

Player of the Game: Kevin Smith

Roster Notes: Jonathan Davis was optioned to the Buffalo Bisons and Tyler Chatwood was sent to Buffalo on a rehab assignment. Breyvic Valera had his contract selected.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 4

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-34) got a strong pitching performance and scored seven runs in the top of the fifth to beat the Hartford Yard Goats 7-4.

Jordan Groshans was 2/4 with two doubles and a stolen base and Samad Taylor was 2/3 with a double, a sac fly and an RBI while Chavez Young went 1/5 with two RBI and a run. L.J. Talley was 1/4 with a home run and three RBI and Vinny Capra was 1/4 with a run and Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a run. Rodrigo Vigil went 1/4 with an RBI and a run and Tanner Kirwer was 1/3 with a walk and a run.

Starter Elvis Luciano went one inning, giving up a hit and Marcus Reyes allowed two run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings and Graham Spraker threw one clean inning and Brody Rodning allowed two runs on four hits in 1/3 of an inning. Kyle Johnston walked one and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings and Sean Rackoski allowed a hit and struck out two in two innings for the save.

W: Marcus Reyes (1-0)
S: Sean Rackoski (1)
HR: LJ Talley (6)

Player of the Game: Samad Taylor, Jordan Groshans and LJ Talley

Vancouver Canadians 6, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 4

The Vancouver Canadians (32-34) beat the Vancouver Canadians on Sunday, 6-4.

Eric Rivera had a big game, going 2/2 with two walks, two RBI and a run, stealing three bases and Shane Horwitz was 2/5 with two doubles and Zac Cook was 1/4. Rafael Lantigua went 1/3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run, stealing a base and Philip Clarke was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run while D.J. Neal was 1/4 with an RBI. Sebastian Espino was 1/5 with a run.

Luis Quinones started and threw four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts and Adrian Hernandez allowed a run on one hit (one HR), striking out three over two innings. Connor Law threw a clean seventh and Roither Hernandez surrendered a run on two hits and two walks, with a strikeout in the eighth. Parker Caracci got the save, pitching a clean ninth.

W: Adrian Hernandez (3-1)
S: Parker Caracci (7)

Player of the Game: Eric Rivera

Dunedin Blue Jays 9, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 7

The Dunedin Blue Jays (28-37) were able to hold on to their lead despite the Clearwater Threshers challenging them over the course of the final innings, winning 9-7.

Second baseman Hugo Cardona hit his first home run of the year, going 2/4 with four RBI and two runs, also stealing a base. Steward Berroa was 2/4 with two RBI and three stolen bases and Addison Barger was 1/3 with two walks and a run. Orelvis Martinez went 1/4 with a double and a walk, scoring a run and P.K. MOrris was 1/3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a run. Zach Britton also hit a double, going 1/5 with a run and Harrison Ray was 0/3 but walked, drove in a run and scored, stealing a base. Mack Mueller walked twice, stealing a base and scoring twice.

Jol Concepcion went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits (one HR) with five walks and five strikeouts. Geison Urbaez got the win, allowing a run on one hit and four walks with three strikeouts in three innings. Julian Valdez allowed two more runs on two hits (one HR), walking two and striking out one and and Thomas Ruwe gave up a run on a hit (one HR) and two walks with three strikeouts in the ninth.

W: Geison Urbaez (2-0)
S: Thomas Ruwe (1)
HR: Hugo Cardona (1)

Player of the Game: Hugo Cardona

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Scheduled off day.

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Scheduled off day.

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