June 23, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Logan Warmoth

With three completed games on Wednesday, the Blue Jays had two wins and a loss with the Fisher Cats continuing their winning streak with their fifth victory in a row.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 3

Returning to action, the Buffalo Bisons (23-18) scored two runs in the top of the eighth to beat the Syracuse Mets 4-3.

Logan Warmoth was the only Bison with multiple hits, going 2/3 with a double, a walk and a run, stealing a base while Richard Urena hit his fifth home run of the season, going 1/4 with the solo shot. Tyler White was 1/3 with a double and a run and Nash Knight was 1/2 with two walks and two RBI. Breyvic Valera, Christian Colon and Cullen Large were all 1/5 with Large scoring a run.

T.J. Zeuch turned in a workmanlike outing, going six innings and giving up three runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Kirby Snead walked two and struck out one in the seventh to get the win while Jeremy Beasley walked one in the eighth and Hobie Harris got his fourth save with a walk and two strikeouts in the ninth.

W: Kirby Snead (2-0)
S: Hobie Harris (4)
HR: Richard Urena (5)

Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-24) rolled on against the Bowie Baysox, beating them 10-3 thanks to a big eight-run eighth inning.

Nick Podkul hit a big grand slam in the eighth, and he was 1/4 with four RBI while Vinny Capra upped his batting average to .417, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run. Gabriel Moreno is now hitting .385 with a 2/5 game, driving in three and scoring once while Otto Lopez pushed his average to .351 thanks to a 2/4 game, scoring twice and hitting a triple. While Samad Taylor didn’t get a hit, he was 0/2 with three walks and a run while Jordan Groshans was 1/5 with a run. Tanner Kirwer, making his Double-A debut, was 1/2 with two walks, a double, an RBI and a run but was caught stealing.

Johnny Barbato was on the mound and he went six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Graham Spraker took the win, going two scoreless innings and striking out four while Jon Harris finished it, striking out two in the ninth.

W: Graham Spraker (1-0)
HR: Nick Podkul (4)

Player of the Game: Vinny Capra, Gabriel Moreno and Otto Lopez

Roster Notes: The Blue Jays signed RHP Reilly Hovis, who was recently released by the Gastonia Honey Hunters, and assigned him to New Hampshire.

Vancouver Canadians 5, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 7

The Vancouver Canadians (24-20) lost their lead and surrendered five runs in the bottom of the seven to fall 7-5 to the Eugene Emeralds.

Playing left field, Sebastian Espino was 3/4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base while Cameron had a field day on the bases. He went 2/4 with a walk and two runs and stole three bases. Ryan Gold was on base three times, going 1/2 with two walks while Tanner Morris was 1/3 with a walk. Philip Clarke was 1/3 with a run and Andres Guerra was 1/2 with two RBI and a stolen base, coming in for Clarke. Lusi De Los Santos was 1/4 with a run.

C.J. Van Eyk had a big game, going six innings and giving up just three hits (one HR) without walking anyone, allowing two runs and striking out eight. Sean Mellen was the main victim of the Emeralds, giving up four runs on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Justin Maese blew the save, allowing two inherited runners to score and allowing a run of his own on two hits (one HR) and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

L: Sean Mellen (0-1)

Player of the Game: CJ Van Eyk and Sebastian Espino

Dunedin Blue Jays, St. Lucie Mets (NYM)

The Dunedin Blue Jays were supposed to play a double header to make up for the rainout on June 22, but they could only get through about five and a half innings of the first game which was suspended in a 10-10 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. This game will be completed on June 24 while the second game of the double header will be made up on June 25.

Roster Notes: Ryan Sloniger retired and the Blue Jays signed right-handed pitcher Andrew Bash to a minor league contract and assigned him to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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