June 10, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Cullen Large

The Buffalo Bisons split a double header and the Blue Jays’ affiliates were 3-2 on the day.

Buffalo Bisons 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 2

The Buffalo Bisons (15-15) had their record evened by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, falling 3-2 in the first game of a double header.

The club had just four hits including a pair from Rodrigo Vigil while Cullen Large hit his first Triple-A home run, going 1/2 with two RBI. Jared Hoying had the club’s other hit, scoring once.

Jacob Waguespack had a strong start, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. Dany Jimenez allowed a run on two hits and a walk in the sixth, striking out two and Jackson McClelland allowed a run on two hits in the seventh, also striking out two.

L: Jacob Waguespack (1-2)
HR: Cullen Large (1)

Player of the Game: Jacob Waguespack and Cullen Large

Buffalo Bisons 10, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 0

Thanks to an offensive explosion in game two of the double header and a pitching staff led by Nate Pearson, the Buffalo Bisons (16-15) bombarded and blanked the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a 10-0 score.

Pearson has been looking for a return to excellence in the minor leagues and looks like he may have found something, going five innings without giving up a run, surrendering just three hits and three walks while striking out six. Patrick Murphy allowed a hit and struck out one in the sixth and Hobie Harris walked one and struck out one in the seventh to finish it off.

Jared Hoying hit his second home run as a Buffalo Bison, going 1/4 with three RBI and two runs in the win while Dilson Herrera hit his first of the year, going 1/4 with a solo shot. Christian Colon was 2/4 with a run while Cullen Large, who went deep in the first game of the twin bill, was 2/2 with two walks, and RBI and two runs. Kevin Smith was 1/2 with a double, two walks, an RBI and two runs and Tyler White was 1/3 with two RBI and a run. Juan Graterol was 1/4 with an RBI and Logan Warmoth was 1/3 with a run and has seen his batting average dip to .196 after a hot start.

W: Nate Pearson (1-2)
HR: Dilson Herrera (1), Jared Hoying (2)

Player of the Game: Nate Pearson and Cullen Large

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-21) parlayed a solid start and strong relieving, along with an 11-hit attack, into a 5-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs.

Samad Taylor notched another multi-hit game, going 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run while Otto Lopez raised his batting average to .344 with three hits including a double, and two RBI, scoring a run. Chris Bec was 2/4 while Jordan Groshans, back in the lineup, was 1/4 with a run, as was Austin Martin and Demi Orimoloye. Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with an RBI.

Troy Miller had a solid outing, going six innings and giving up three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Fitz Stadler struck out two and allowed a hit in 2/3 of an inning while Brody Rodning allowed just a walk and struck out one in 2 1/3 innings.

W: Troy Miller (1-1)
S: Brody Rodning (1)

Player of the Game: Otto Lopez

Vancouver Canadians 0, Spokane Indians (COL) 8

The Vancouver Canadians’ (19-14) were shut out on Thursday, falling 8-0 to the Spokane Indians.

The C’s had just two hits with Ryan Gold going 1/3, hitting a double and Rafael Lantigua also going 1/3. Eric Rivera was 0/1 but walked twice.

Starter Luis Quinones had an interesting stat line, needing 87 pitches to throw four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on just one hit but six walks and eight strikeouts. Cobi Johnson allowed another three runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts while Parker Caracci had a scoreless seventh. Willy Gaston surrendered another three runs in the eighth, giving up three hits (one HR) and one walk with one strikeout.

L: Luis Quinones (1-1)

Player of the Game: None

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 1

The Dunedin Blue Jays (12-21) picked up another win against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, beating up on them 6-1 and getting a two-hitter from the pitching staff.

Leonardo Jimenez continued his hot streak at the plate, going 3/5 with a run while Miguel Hiraldo was 2/5 with a double, a triple and a run. Orelvis Martinez went 1/5 with his fourth home run of the year, driving in three while Steward Berroa was 1/4 with a home run and two RBI. PK Morris was 1/4 with a double and a walk and Jhon Solarte and Jose Ferrer each had a single in four at bats.

The fine pitching performance was due to two pitchers piggybacking their way to the D-Jays’ victory. Sem Robberse had his best outing of the year, striking out seven and giving up just one run on one hit without walking anyone. Alejandro Melean followed, giving up just a hit and two walks in four innings, striking out four.

W: Sem Robberse (1-1)
S: Alejandro Melean (1)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (4), Steward Berroa (2)

Player of the Game: Sem Robberse, Alejandro Melean and Leonardo Jimenez

Roster Notes: Jefferson Herrera was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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