July 6, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Johnny Barbato; Photo: Kristin Basnett

The Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates had three games on Tuesday, winning two of them.

Buffalo Bisons 3, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 2

The Buffalo Bisons (32-21) got a strong game from Thomas Hatch, who was activated off the IL and optioned to Buffalo, and beat the Rochester Red Winds 3-2.

Hatch went five innings, giving up just one hit and three walks while striking out six despite not getting the win. Jeremy Beasley went a scoreless sixth, allowing just a hit and striking out one while Curtis Taylor gave up two runs in the seventh on three hits with one strikeout. Hobie Harris got the win, pitching a scoreless eighth, surrendering a hit and a walk while striking out two and Kirby Snead picked up the save, striking out two in the ninth.

Tyler White was the hero for the Bisons, going 2/4 with a big, two-run home run in the top of the ninth while Alejandro Kirk drove in the club’s only other run, going 1/4. Riley Adams was 1/4 and Logan Warmoth was 1/3.

W: Hobie Harris (3-2)
S: Kirby Snead (3)
HR: Tyler White (2)

Player of the Game: Thomas Hatch and Tyler White

Roster Notes: Thomas Hatch was optioned to Buffalo.

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

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-29) couldn’t get much offense going and fell 3-2 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Chavez Young was 2/4 for the ‘Cats while Otto Lopez was 1/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Tanner Kirwer was also 1/4 with a double, an RBI and a run and L.J. Talley was 1/4, as was Vinny Capra. Chris Bec was 1/3 with a stolen base and Austin Martin was 0/2 but walked.

Johnny Barbato was very good on the mound, striking out nine in six strong innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk. Fitz Stadler struck out four in two clean innings to finish the game.

Player of the Game: Johnny Barbato

Vancouver Canadians 9, Spokane Indians (COL) 3

With seven runs in the first two innings, the Vancouver Canadians (28-27) dealt a big enough blow to the Spokane Indians to put them down for the rest of the game in a 9-3 win.

Tanner Morris hit two doubles as part of a 3/5 game, driving in three runs and scoring three times. Rafael Lantigua was 2/3 with two walks, three runs and a stolen base while Sebastian Espino was 2/5 with a double, two RBI and a run. Luis De Los Santos was 2/4 with two RBI, a run, a sac fly and a stolen base while Ryan Gold was 1/5 with an RBI. John Aiello was 1/4 with an RBI but also made two errors at third base. Eric Rivera was 1/3 with a walk and a run.

Adam Kloffenstein had a solid start, going five innings and giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts to pick up the win. Alex Nolan threw two scoreless frames, striking out one and giving up two hits and a walk while Connor Law finished the game, striking out four in two innings but also gave up a run on two hits and two walks.

W: Adam Kloffenstein (3-4)

Player of the Game: Tanner Morris

Dunedin Blue Jays, Tampa Tarpons

Game postponed due to rain. To be made up July 8.

FCL Blue Jays

Scheduled off day

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