June 18, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Zach Logue

Zach Logue made his Triple-A debut to great success and the Blue Jays minor league affiliates went 2-3 in five games on Friday.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 0

Zach Logue made his Triple-A debut and dominated on the mound, leading the Buffalo Bisons (20-18) to a 5-0 win over the Rochester Red Wings.

Logue would continue his strike-throwing ways, fanning eight without walking anyone in a seven-inning gem, allowing only one hit and getting eight groundouts and just three flyouts. Dany Jimenez took over, striking out two in the eighth and Travis Bergen walked one and struck out one in the ninth to finish the game.

The big game, offensively, went to Dilson Herrera, who was 2/4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs. Juan Graterol was 3/4 while Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a double and two RBI and Richard Urena was 1/4 with a double, an RBI and a run.

W: Zach Logue (1-0)
HR: Dilson Herrera (2)

Player of the Game: Zach Logue

Roster Notes June 17: T.J. Zeuch was recalled to the Toronto Blue Jays and Jared Hoying had his contract selected. Breyvic Valera was activated off the injured list.

Roster Notes June 18: Anthony Kay was recalled by the Blue Jays and T.J. Zeuch was optioned back to Buffalo. Kevin Vicuna and Curtis Taylor were promoted to Buffalo from New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 1

Continuing a tradition of getting some strong pitching performances, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-24) threw the bullpen at the Hartford Yard Goats and got a 3-1 victory in the process.

Mike Ellenbest took to the hill to start, and had a strong outing, giving up just one hit and one walk over three innings, striking out two and needing just 32 pitches. Graham Spraker followed, allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts over another three innings. Will McAffer, making his Double-A debut, walked two but otherwise emerged unscathed from 1 2/3 innings of work while Andrew McInvale allowed a hit and a walk to pick the win, strikingout one in 1 1/3 innings.

While the offense wasn’t exactly loud, they did score three in the bottom of the eighth to come away with a win. Brock Lundquist was 1/2 with an RBI while L.J. Talley was 1/4 with an RBI and a run. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a walk and a run and Vinny Capra was 1/3 with a double and a walk. Samad Taylor was 1/4 with a run and Austin Martin was 1/4.

W: Andrew McInvale (2-2)

Player of the Game: Mike Ellenbest, Otto Lopez and Vinny Capra

Roster Notes June18: Will McAffer was promoted to New Hampshire from Vancouver and Kevin Vicuna and Curtis Taylor were promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo.

Vancouver Canadians 2, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 9

The Vancouver Canadians’ (23-17) fell 9-2 to the Everett AquaSox in a game that wasn’t really close after the fifth innning.

The offense was fairly quiet, with Cameron Eden leading the way, going 2/3 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run while Tanner Morris was 1/4 with an RBI and Eric Rivera was 1/4 with a run. Philip Clarke was 1/4.

On the mound was Luis Quinones who allowed two runs on four hits and six walks with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings, needing 84 pitches to get through it. Marcus Reyes didn’t walk anyone but he allowed four runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings, striking out four while Cobi Johnson allowed three runs on two hits (one HR) and two walks with five strikeouts in two innings. Parker Caracci finished the game with a scoreless nine, giving up a hit.

L: Luis Quinones (1-2)

Player of the Game: Cameron Eden

Roster Notes: Sean Mellen was promoted to Vancouver to take the place of Will McAffer who was promoted to New Hampshire.

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 3

The Dunedin Blue Jays (16-22) squeaked out a win in the first game of a double header against the Clearwater Threshers, coming up with a 3-2 victory.

Dutch righty Sem Robberse had a strong game, allowing just two runs on three hits (one HR) with two walks and two strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings for the win. Gabriel Ponce threw the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and allowing a hit and a walk.

The Blue Jays had just five hits, getting a double from Miguel Hiraldo (1/2, 2B, BB, R, SB) and PK Morris (1/3, 2B, R) while Zach Britton was 1/3, Orelvis Martinez was 1/3 with an RBI and a run and Addison Barger was 1/2 with two RBI.

W: Sem Robberse (2-1)

Player of the Game: Sem Robberse

Roster Notes: Sean Mellen was promoted to Vancouver.

Dunedin Blue Jays, Clearwater Threshers

The D-Jays (16-23) got just three hits in the nightcap, falling 4-1 to the Clearwater Threshers.

P.K. Morris hit another double, going 1/2 with a walk while Leo Jimenez was 1/2 with a walk and a run. Jose Ferrer was 1/3.

Rafael Ohashi started and allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in just one inning. Juan De Paula allowed a home run with one run on that one hit and two walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Alejandro Melean allowed an unearned run on four hits and one walk with four strikeouts in the final four innings.

L: Rafael Ohashi (0-1)

Player of the Game: Alejandro Melean

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