July 9, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Luis De Los Santos

The Toronto Blue Jays affiliates went 2-2 in four games, with the Buffalo Bisons’ game getting suspended.

Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings (WAS)

Game suspended in the top of the third inning with the Bisons trailing Rochester 2-1.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (24-31) bounced back from a couple of recent losses, beating the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7-3.

Catcher Rodrigo Vigil had himself a day, going 3/4 with a double, an RBI and a run while Demi Orimioloye drove in three, going 1/4 with a double and a run, stealing a base. Chavez Young was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks, two RBI and a stolen base while Austin Martin was 1/4 with a run. Otto Lopez (1/4, BB), Vinny Capra (1/4, BB, R), L.J. Talley (1/5, R) and Tanner Kirwer (1/5, SB, R) all contributed on offense.

On the mound was Reilly Hovis, going four innings and giving up three runs on four hits (one HR) with two walks and a strikeout. Will McAffer was strong on the mound, giving up just a walk over three innings and striking out three while Fitz Stadler struck out a whopping five batters in his two innings of work, walking one.

W: Will McAffer (1-0)

Player of the Game: Rodrigo Vigil

Vancouver Canadians 4, Spokane Indians (COL) 6

The Vancouver Canadians (28-30) scored one in the ninth but it wasn’t enough, falling 6-4 to the Spokane Indians.

Shortstop Luis De Los Santos had a big game for the C’s, going 2/5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run. Andres Guerra also had a pair of hits, going 2/4 with a double and two runs. Sebastian Espino was 2/4 with a triple and an outfield assist while D.J. Neal was 2/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Davis Schneider was 1/4.

Willy Gaston got the start, allowing two runs on three hits with three walks in three innings before Sean Mellen allowed one run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts in three innings. Justin Maese was tagged for three runs (two earned) on two hits with four strikeouts in two innings and Parker Caracci finished, walking one and striking out one in the ninth.

L: Willy Gaston (0-1)
HR: Luis De Los Santos (7)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos

Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Tampa Tarpons 4

The Dunedin Blue Jays (22-34) didn’t lose by 19 runs in this one but they still only had a run on three hits, falling 4-1 to the Tampa Tarpons.

Dasan Brown (1/4, 2B) and Addison Barger (1/3, 2B, RBI, BB) each had a double while PK Morris was 1/3.

Alejandro Melean allowed three runs on six hits (one HR) with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings and Juan De Paula had a somewhat solid outing, allowing just one hit (a solo home run) and one run in four innings but he walked four and struck out four. Thomas Ruwe struck out one in the ninth.

L: Alejandro Melean (3-2)

Player of the Game: None

FCL Blue Jays 2, FCL Phillies 1

The FCL Blue Jays (3-4) scored a run in the bottom of the eighth when Amell Brazoban scored on a wild pitch to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead over the FCL Phillies.

Brazoban was 1/4 with the run while J.J. D’Orazio was 1/2 with a run.

Michael Dominguez made his season debut, throwing 1 2/3 innings with a hit and walk allowed, striking out two. Jiorgeny Casimiri allowed two hits in 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and Marc Civit allowed two walks with one strikeout in two innings. Emerson Jimenez allowed the Phillies’ only run, giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings and Bejardi Meza gave up two hits but kept the Phillies off the board and struck out two in the final two innings.

W: Bejardi Meza (1-0)

Player of the Game: None

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