June 22, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Samad Taylor; Photo by Kristin Basnett

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates only played two games on Tuesday, getting one win and one loss.

Buffalo Bisons, Syracuse Mets (NYM)

Game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols to allow testing and contact tracing for Mets players.

Roster Notes: Nate Pearson was placed on the 7-day injured list with an undisclosed injury. Rowdy Tellez and Jonathan Davis were optioned to Buffalo and Jared Hoying was sent outright to Buffalo. Jeremy Beasley was optioned back to Buffalo.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 5

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (18-24) continue to cruise, winning their fourth in a row, beating the Bowie Baysox 10-5.

Samad Taylor continues to be a dominant offensive force, going 2/6 with a home run, two RBI and two runs. The Baysox wanted nothing to do with Gabriel Moreno who worked four walks and was 0/1 with an RBI and a run while Nick Podkul also hit a home run, going 1/3 with two walks, two RBI and two runs. Brock Lundquist walked twice, going 1/3 with an RBI and two runs. Chavez Young was 1/4 with an RBI and Jordan Groshans was 1/5 with two RBI and a run. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with three walks with an RBI and a run, stealing a base but also getting caught stealing while Austin Martin walked twice, going 1/3 with a run.

It was a bullpen day on the mound as Mike Ellebest got the start, going 1 1/3 innings and giving up four runs on three hits (one HR) and two walks with one strikeout. Sean Rackoski allowed just an unearned run on a hit and a walk, striking out two in 2 1/3 innings and Marcus Reyes allowed two hits and a walk but didn’t give up a run in 1 1/3 innings in his Double-A debut. Will McAffer threw two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two while Andrew McInvale walked two and struck out two over the final two innings.

W: Sean Rackoski (1-1)
HR: Nick Podkul (3), Samad Taylor (12)

Player of the Game: Samad Taylor and Nick Podkul

Roster Notes: Tanner Kirwer and Marcus Reyes were promoted from Vancouver to New Hampshire and Connor Law was sent to Vancouver. Demi Orimoloye had his roster status changed by the Fisher Cats and was placed on the Development List. We’re looking into what that means for Demi.

Vancouver Canadians 4, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 3

The Vancouver Canadians (24-19) scored two in the top of the ninth but it wasn’t enough as they fell 4-3 to the Eugene Emeralds.

Shortstop Luis De Los Santos hit a home run, going 1/4 with the solo blast while Rafael Lantigua was 2/5 with a double and an RBI. Ryan Gold was 1/3 with a double, a walk and a run while Eric Rivera was 1/4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Phil Clarke (1/4), Cameron Eden (1/3, BB) and D.J. Neal (1/4) had a single each.

Brian Rapp made his first start for the Vancouver Canadians with solid results, despite taking the loss. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings and Alex Nolan, newly promoted from Dunedin, allowed two runs on five hits (one HR) with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Cobi Johnson walked one and struck out one in the final 1 1/3 innings.

L: Brian Rapp (0-1)
HR: Luis De Los Santos (4)

Player of the Game: Rafael Lantigua and Luis De Los Santos

Roster Notes: Marcus Reyes and Tanner Kirwer were promoted to Double-A New Hampshire while Connor Law was sent from New Hampshire to Vancouver. Recently signed Brian Rapp was assigned to Vancouver. Alex Nolan was promoted from Dunedin to Vancouver and John Aiello was activated off the injured list.

Dunedin Blue Jays, St. Lucie Mets (NYM)

Game postponed, wet grounds.

Roster Notes: Anthony Morales was activated off the injured list and Alex Nolan was promoted to Vancouver. Lazaro Estrada was placed on the 7-day injured list and Grant Townsend was transferred from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

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