July 8, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Davis Schneider

The Florida teams finally got some games in and the Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates went 3-4 in seven games.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 2

The Buffalo Bisons (33-22) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Rochester Red Wings 4-2.

Breyvic Valera was the hero, singling home the runs to cap off his 3/4 game, taking a walk and driving in three. Kevin Smith was 1/5 with a double and Tyler White was 1/5. Logan Warmoth was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks and three runs and Dilson Herrera was 1/4 with an RBI.

Tommy Milone went two innings to start, allowing two hits and striking out four. Jackson McClelland allowed a hit and struck out one in the third. Nick Allgeyer allowed a run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings and Patrick Murphy gave up a hit and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings. John Axford threw another scoreless inning, striking out one and Bryan Baker got the save, striking out one in the ninth.

W: John Axford (1-0)
S: Bryan Baker (7)

Player of the Game: Breyvic Valera

Roster Notes: Christian Colon was placed on the development list and Kevin Vicuna was promoted back to Buffalo from New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 5

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-31) lost again, falling to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5-1.

Austin Martin was 2/4 and Tanner Kirwer was 2/3 with a walk and Vinny Capra was 1/4. Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a run and Chris Bec was 1/4.

Maximo Castillo went three innings, giving up four runs and six hits, walking two and striking out three to take the loss. Marcus Reyes allowed a run on two hits (one HR), walking one and striking out six in three solid innings of relief while Mike Ellenbest struck out four in two innings.

L: Maximo Castillo (6-2)

Player of the Game: Tanner Kirwer, Mike Ellenbest and Marcus Reyes

Vancouver Canadians 4, Spokane Indians (COL) 5

The Vancouver Canadians (28-29) couldn’t quite rally from behind in the late innings, falling 5-4 to the Spokane Indians.

Davis Schneider had a big game, going 3/4 with a double and two runs. D.J. Neal also hit a double, going 2/4 with an RBI and a un. Tanner Morris was 1/3 with a walk and two RBI while Luis De Los Santos was 1/4 with an RBI and Rafael Lantigua was 1/4.

Paxton Schultz started on the mound, allowing five runs on five hits (one HR) and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Adrian Hernandez struck out three in 1 1/3 frames while Roither Hernandez allowed two hits in two innings.

L: Paxton Schultz (3-1)

Player of the Game: Davis Schneider

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Tampa Tarpons 21

The Dunedin Blue Jays (21-33) got hammered 21-2 in the opener of a double header with the Tampa Tarpons.

The pitching staff took a beating with Sem Robberse on the mound to start, allowing four runs in three innings on seven hits while striking out three. Julian Valdez allowed four more runs in one inning, giving up three hits with two walks and two strikeouts and Wilgenis Alvarado allowed 10 runs on nine hits (three HR) and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings and Geison Urbaez allowed three runs on to hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

Dasan Brown was 2/4 with a double and P.K. Morris was 1/2 with a double and a walk, scoring a run. Orelvis Martinez was 2/2 with a home run, an RBI and a run and Mack Mueller was 1/3 with an RBI. Leonardo Jimenez was 1/4.

L: Sem Robberse (2-3)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (8)

Player of the Game: Orelvis Martinez

Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Tampa Tarpons 1

The Dunedin Blue Jays (22-33) rallied from their crushing loss in the opening of the double header to beat the Tampa Tarpons 3-1 in the second game.

The Blue Hays had just three hits, with Leonardo Jimenez going 1/3 with an RBI and a stolen base while catcher Jose Ferrer was 1/2 and Steward Berroa was 1/2 with an RBI and a run, stealing a base. Zac Cook stole two bases and was 0/2 with a run.

Trent Palmer had one of his best outings, walking four in three innings but without giving up a hit and striking out four. Nathanael Perez surrendered a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and Gabriel Ponce gave up a run on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in two innings.

W: Nathanael Perez (1-0)
S: Gabriel Ponce (6)

Player of the Game: Trent Palmer and Steward Berroa

FCL Blue Jays 14, FCL Tigers East 4

The FCL Blue Jays beat up on the FCL Tigers East, winning 14-4.

Eric Pardinho made his first appearance in a long time, throwing one inning and striking out one. Brayan Mejia threw another scoreless, hitless inning as did Jonatan Bernal. Yunior Lara allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in his inning while Dahian Santos gave up two runs on two hits (one HR) with six strikeouts and Jeury Hiciano gave up two more runs on three hits with two strikeouts.

Catcher Victor Mesia led the offense with a 2/4 game, hitting his first home run, a double and driving in four runs. Amell Brazoban was 3/4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and a run. Adriel Sotolongo was 3/6 with two RBI and a run, hitting a double. Justin Ammons was 2/5 with two doubles and three runs while Jhon Solarte was 2/5 with a walk, a double, an RBI and three runs. Jose Rivas was 1/5 with a walk, an RBI and two runs while Hugo Cardona was 1/4 with a triple, a walk and three RBI. Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/5 with a walk and three runs.

W: Brayan Mejia (1-0)
HR: Victor Mesia (1)

Player of the Game: Victor Mesia, Adriel Sotolongo and Amell Brazoban

FCL Blue Jays 1, FCL Tigers East 3

The FCL Blue Jays (2-4) fell 3-1 to the FCL Tigers East in eight innings.

The Blue Jays had just five hits with singles from Gabriel Martinez (1/3, BB, R), Peniel Brito (1/2, 2 BB, RBI), J.J. D’Orazio (1/4), Rainer Nunez (1/3) and Adrian Montero (1/2, BB).

Eric Pardino threw two innings, allowing a hit and striking out three while Jonatan Bernal threw five innings, allowing three hits and striking out four. Eliezer Medrano went 2/3 of an inning, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with Stephen Vargas finishing the game with 1/3 of an inning.

L: Eliezer Medrano (0-2)

Player of the Game: Jonatan Bernal

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