June 24, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Logan Warmoth

With the resumption of a suspended game and a double header, there was a lot of action in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league organization with the clubs winning all of the games that they played (six in total).

Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 5

In the first game of their doubleheader, the Buffalo Bisons (24-18) beat the Syracuse Mets 8-5 thanks to a six-run sixth inning.

Dilson Herrera had a big game, going 2/4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs. Kevin Smith also had a couple of hits including a double and a stolen base (although he was also picked off and caught stealing), adding a walk and a run. Cullen Large drove in two, going 1/4 with a double and a run while Logan Warmoth had another multi-hit game, going 2/3 with a double, an RBI and a run. Breyvic Valera was 1/3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run while Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with an RBI and a run in his return back to Buffalo. Rowdy Tellez also hit a double, going 1/3 with a run.

Thomas Hatch continued his buildup to a starting role, going four innings and giving up one run on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Casey Lawrence got the win but allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits (one HR) with three strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings while Bryan Baker came on with a runner on with two outs in the seventh and retired the only batter he faced for the save.

W: Casey Lawrence (2-1)
S: Bryan Baker (5)
HR: Dilson Herrera (2)

Player of the Game: Dilson Herrera

Roster Notes: After being sent outright to Buffalo, Jared Hoying elected free agency.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 4

In game 2 of the doubleheader, Nick Allgeyer was back on the mound for the Bisons (25-18) and helped The Herd to a sweep and a 5-4 win.

Allgeyer alllowed four runs (three earned) on six hits (one HR) and three walks with six strikeouts over his five innings for the win while Curtis Taylor allowed a hit in the sixth and Dany Jimenez walked two in the seventh, striking out one for the save.

Richard Urena had the big bat for the Bisons. He was 2/4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run while Kevin Vicuna was 2/3 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base. Cullen Large was 1/4 with an RBI and Breyvic Valera was 1/3 with a walk. Logan Warmoth also had a hit and a stolen base and Nash Knight was 0/2 with a walk and a run.

W: Nick Allgeyer (3-2)
S: Dany Jimenez (1)
HR: Richard Urena (6)

Player of the Game: Richard Urena

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-24) unleashed another offensive barrage on the Bowie Baysox, scoring 10 runs for the second game in a row for a 10-2 victory.

Vinny Capra‘s batting average fell to .415 as he went 2/5 with a home run, an RBI and a run. L.J. Talley also was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run while Chris Bec was 2/5 with two RBI, a run and two stolen bases. Samad Taylor also had two hits, going 2/5 with an RBI and a run, stealing a base while Otto Lopez was 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and a run. Austin Martin was 0/2 with an RBI and a run, stealing a base and Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with two walks and a run. Nick Podkul was 1/4 with a walk, a double and a run, driving in a run and Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base.

Elvis Luciano took to the mound and was outstanding to lead the way for the pitching staff. He threw three innings, giving up just a hit and a walk with two strikeouts before Fitz Stadler allowed two unearned runs, giving up two hits and walking three with four strikeouts in two innings. Kyle Johnston allowed just a walk and struck out one in three innings and Brody Rodning finished it off, striking out one in the ninth.

W: Fitz Stadler (1-1)
HR: Vinny Capra (4)

Player of the Game: Vinny Capra

Vancouver Canadians 13, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 9

In a slugfest, the Vancouver Canadians (25-20) beat up on the Eugene Emeralds, getting 12 hits and taking eight walks on their way to a 13-9 win.

The middle of the order got the job done for the Canadians with number-four hitter Spencer Horwitz leading the way with a 2/6 game, hitting the club’s only home run, driving in three and scoring twice. Sebastian Espino continued his hot streak, going 2/3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs and Ryan Gold was 2/4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and two runs. Luis De Los Santos also had a couple of hits, going 2/3 with three RBI including a sac fly. Rafael Lantigua was 1/6 with a double and two RBI while Tanner Morris was 1/5 with a walk and a run. Cameron Eden was on base five times, going 1/2 with two walks, was hit by a pitch twice. He scored four runs and stole a base (his 26th of the season). Davis Schneider had a double and a walk and scored a run.

Adam Kloffenstein was on the hill to start and he allowed four runs on six hits (one HR) with two walks and four strikeouts in just three innings. Brandon Eisert picked up the win, going three innings with just one run allowed, giving up four hits and striking out six. Connor Law pitched a scoreless inning in his season debut for Vancouver, allowing a walk and striking out one while Willy Gaston was torched for four runs on three hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning and Parker Caracci stranded both inherited runners, allowing a hit and striking out two to finish the game.

W: Brandon Eisert (4-0)
HR: Spencer Horwitz (2)

Player of the Game: Spencer Horwitz, Sebastian Espino and Ryan Gold

Dunedin Blue Jays 12, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 11

The Dunedin Blue Jays (18-24) completed their suspended game against the St. Lucie Mets, winning 12-11 after the game was stopped at a 10-10 tie.

Orelvis Martinez had a big game for the Blue Jays, going 3/4 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs. Zac Cook had two hits including a double, a walk and two runs while Zach Britton was 1/1 with two walks, an RBI and two runs. Addison Barger had just one hit but it was a big one, as he went 1/5 with a three-run home run. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI (on a sac fly) and a run and Leonardo Jimenez was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Mack Mueller was 1/4 with a run and Jhon Solarte was 0/2 with a walk and two runs.

Nathanael Perez was a bit of a punching bag, giving up six runs on five hits (two HRs) and two walks with four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Juan De Paula had another rough outing, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk with a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings. Geison Urbaez allowed a run on a hit and two walks in the eighth and Roither Hernandez picked up his third save, allowing two hits but no runs in the seventh, striking out one.

W: Geison Urbaez (1-0)
S: Roither Hernandez (3)
HR: Addison Barger (6)

Player of the Game: Orelvis Martinez

Dunedin Blue Jays 16, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 7

In the regularly scheduled game, the Dunedin Blue Jays (19-24) took it to the St. Lucie Mets’ pitching staff, beating them 16-7, benefitting from 16 walks surrendered by the Mets.

Leading the way with three walks was Miguel Hiraldo, who was 1/2 with two RBI and two runs, adding a stolen base. Harrison Ray also walked three times, going 1/3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs, stealing a base while Addison Barger hit his second home run in as many games, going 1/3 with two walks, three RBI and three runs, also stealing a base. Leonardo Jimenez had two walks, going 2/5 with a double and three runs while Zac Cook walked twice, going 1/3 with an RBI and two runs. Jose Ferrer was 0/3 but walked twice and drove in two runs. Zach Britton was 2/6 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Orelvis Martinez hit another double, going 2/5 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Steward Berroa was 1/5 with a walk and two RBI.

Andrew Bash made his Blue Jays debut, giving up six runs on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings before giving way to Elixon Caballero who walked four and allowed a run in 2/3 of an inning. Jefferson Herrera went two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk, striking out two and allowing one of three inherited runners to score and Julian Valdez finished the game, giving up a hit and two walks while striking out one in 1 2/3 innings but he stranded both inherited runners.

W: Jefferson Herrera (1-0)
HR: Addison Barger (7), Harrison Ray (4)

Player of the Game: Addison Barger, Orelvis Martinez and Harrison Ray

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