July 3, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Maximo Castillo

It was a 1-4 day for the Toronto Blue Jays affiliates as rain dealt a blow to games in New Hampshire and for the Florida Complex League.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 5

The Buffalo Bisons (30-20) dropped the first game of their double header with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, falling 5-4.

Tyler White had a big day at the plate, going 2/3 with a double and an RBI and a run while Alejandro Kirk went deep, going 1/2 with a solo home run before coming out of the game (possibly due to a long rain delay). Juan Graterol, coming in for Kirk, was 1/2. Kevin Smith was 1/4 while Christian Colon was 1/3 with a double and a run. Cullen Large was 1/3 and Dilson Herrera was 1/3 with a double, an RBI and a run and Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with a walk.

Zach Logue was on the mound to start, going 4 2/3 innings with a run allowed on five hits and two walks, striking out three. Kirby Snead came on in the fifth, allowing three runs on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Dany Jimenez took the loss, allowing a run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the seventh.

L: Dany Jimenez (0-3)
HR: Alejandro Kirk (1)

Player of the Game: Zach Logue and Alejandro Kirk

Roster Notes: Riley Adams was optioned to Buffalo after Danny Jansen was activated by the Blue Jays.

Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 4

In the second game of their double header, the Buffalo Bisons (30-21) fell 4-0 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, getting just three hits in the process.

Alejandro Kirk was 1/3, as was Christian Colon and Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with a stolen base.

Tommy Milone went three one-hit innings, striking out one and allowing a hit and Jackson McClelland allowed four runs on two hits and a walk and hitting a batter without getting an out. Casey Lawrence came on and allowed his inherited runner to score, but went three scoreless innings, giving up just three hits. Curtis Taylor pitched a scoreless seventh to finish it.

L: Jackson McClelland (1-1)

Player of the Game: Tommy Milone and Casey Lawrence

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 0

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-27) picked up a win in the first game of a double header that was called early due to rain, winning 3-0 in six innings.

Austin Martin returned from the injured list, playing DH and was 1/2 with two walks and a run. Otto Lopez was 2/4 and Chavez Young was 1/3 with a double and two RBI. Jordan Groshans was 1/2 with a walk and an RBI, scoring a run while Samad Taylor was 0/3 but walked and scored. Vinny Capra was 0/1 but walked twice.

Maximo Castillo had his best start yet, going five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six without walking anyone. Marcus Reyes picked up the save, pitching the sixth and striking out one.

W: Maximo Castillo (6-1)
S: Marcus Reyes (1)

Player of the Game: Maximo Castillo

Roster Notes: Austin Martin was activated off the injured list and James Dykstra was moved to the 60-day injured list. Kevin Vicuna was sent back to Double-A from Buffalo.

Vancouver Canadians 5, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 11

The Vancouver Canadians (27-26) got beaten down by the Everett AquaSox, as the bullpen let things go late it in the game, falling 11-5.

Brian Rapp struggled through his four innings, allowing three runs on three hits (one HR) and five walks, striking out two. Brandon Eisert allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in two innings and Alex NOlan gave up a run on a hit in 2/3 of an inning. Justin Maese followed and gave up five runs on four hits (one HR) and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

Luis De Los Santos continues to be red hot, going 2/4 with a double, a walk and a run while Rafael Lantigua was 2/5 with a double and a stolen base. Sebastian Espino was 1/5 with a triple, an RBI and a run while Tanner Morris walked twice and picked up an RBI. Ryan Gold was 1/5 with an RBI and Spencer Horwitz was also 1/5. Johnny Aiello was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Eric Rivera was 1/4 with a run and Davis Schneider was 0/3 but walked and scored.

L: Brian Rapp (0-3)

Player of the Game: Rafael Lantigua and Luis De Los Santos

Roster Notes: Cameron Eden was placed on the 7-day injured list.

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 7

The Dunedin Blue Jays (21-31) took another tough walk-off loss, falling 7-6 to the Palm Beach Cardinals on Saturday.

First baseman P.K. Morris hit a big blast, going 1/3 with a walk and two RBI while Orelvis Martinez was 1/4 with a double and a walk. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/5 with an RBI and a stolen base and Dasan Brown was 1/4 with a walk and a run. Mack Mueller was 1/4 with a run and Zac Cook was 0/2 but walked twice and scored. Addison Barger was 0/4 but had a sac fly and an RBI while Zach Britton was 0/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run.

Starter Naswell Paulino went four innings and struck out eight but also allowed four runs on six hits and four walks. Geison Urbaez allowed two more runs on two hits and a two walks with a strikeout in one innings and Thomas Ruwe didn’t give up a hit or a walk in two innings but two runners got on via errors and he struck out four. Julian Valdez took the loss, pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up the winning run on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

L: Julian Valdez (1-3)
HR: PK Morris (6)

Player of the Game: PK Morris

Roster Notes: Nick Frasso was placed on the 60-day injured list.

FCL Blue Jays, FCL Phillies

Game postponed.

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