June 25, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Jordan Groshans; Photo: Kristen Basnett

The Dunedin Blue Jays played another double header and the Toronto Blue Jays affiliates were 2-3 in five games on the day.

Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 9

The Buffalo Bisons (24-19) fought hard to come back against the Syracuse Mets, taking the lead in the top of the seventh with a five run inning but the Mets had more in the tank, scoring one in the seventh and two more in the eighth to beat the Buffalo Bisons 9-8.

Dilson Herrera had another big game, hitting his second home run i ntwo days, going 1/2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs. Christian Colon was 2/5 with two doubles, three RBI, a stolen base and two runs while Rowdy Tellez was 1/4 with a double and a walk, scoring and. Nash Knight was 1/5 with a double and an RBI but also struck out four times. Juan Graterol was 2/5 with two rBI, Jonathan Davis was 1/2 with two walks, a stolen base and a run and Breyvic Valera was 1/4 with a walk and a run.

Zach Logue started and got torched for some runs early but kept the club in the game, going five innings and allowing four runs on six hits (one HR) with three walks and four strikeouts. Jeremy Beasley allowed two runs on two hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning and Jackson McClelland inherited the bases loaded and got out of the jam. He did surrender a run of his own, giving up three hits and two walks before leaving with the bases loaded himself. Travis Bergen returned the favour, stranding all three inherited runners but he allowed a run of his own, giving up a run on a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning as Hobie Harris allowed the inherited runner to score as well as one run of his own, giving up a home run in his 2/3 of an inning.

L: Hobie Harris (0-2)
HR: Dilson Herrera (4)

Player of the Game: Dilson Herrera and Christian Colon

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 8

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-24) unleashed another offensive barrage on the Bowie Baysox, scoring 10 runs for the third game in a row and winning 10-8.

Jordan Groshans had the big stick for the Fisher Cats, going 2/4 with two home runs, a walk, six RBI and two runs. Vinny Capra‘s batting average fell to .414 as he went 2/5 with a triple while Otto Lopez drove in a pair of runs, going 1/5 with a home run and two runs. LJ Talley was 1/2, hitting a home run, walking three times and scoring three times with one RBI while Chavez Young was 1/4 with a walk. Tanner Kirwer walked twice, going 0/2 with a run and two stolen bases while Gabriel Moreno was 0/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run, but was caught stealing.

Maximo Castillo allowed the first four runs, giving up four hits (two home runs) and three walks, striking out five in 5 2/3 innings. Marcus Reyes allowed two more runs on four hits (one HR) in 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and Will McAffer gave up two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Brody Rodning got the save, allowing two hits and a walk and letting the inherited runner from McAffer score in the final 1/3 of an inning.

W: Maximo Castillo (5-1)
S: Brody Rodning (2)
HR: L.J. Talley (4), Jordan Groshans 2 (5), Otto Lopez (2)

Player of the Game: Jordan Groshans

Roster Notes: Austin Martin was placed on the 7-day injured list.

Vancouver Canadians 9, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 1

The Vancouver Canadians (26-20) had their offense in fine form and their pitching on point as they dominated the Eugene Emeralds 9-1.

In the leadoff spot, Luis De Los Santos was 2/5 with a home run, three RBI and a run while Ronny Brito also went deep, going 2/5 with a double, three RBI and a run. D.J. Neal was 2/3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs ehile Eric Rivera was 1/3 with a double, a walk and two runs. Spencer Horwitz was 1/3 with two walks and a run while Tanner Morris was 2/4 with a walk and an RBI. Cameron Eden was 1/5 with an RBI.

Luis Quinones started for Vancouver and, while he walked five in five innings, he only allowed two hits and one run scored while he struck out 10 batters. Alex Nolan tossed two scoreless innings, giving up just a hit and a walk with one strikeout and Cobi Johnson allowed a hit and a walk in two innings, striking out two to finish the game.

W: Luis Quinones (2-2)
HR: Ronny Brito (4), Luis De Los Santos (5)

Player of the Game: Luis Quinones

Dunedin Blue Jays 0, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 5

The Dunedin Blue Jays (19-25) dropped the first game of their double header 5-0 to the St. Lucie Mets.

The club had just four hits including two by Leonardo Jimenez who was 2/3. Zach Britton was 1/3 and Mack Mueller was 1/2 and was hit by a pitch.

Sem Robberse allowed all five St. Lucie runs, giving up eight hits (one HR) and two walks with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Thomas Ruwe finished the game, stranding two runners and striking out two in 1 2/3 innings.

L: Sem Robberse (2-2)

Player of the Game: Leonardo Jimenez

Roster Notes: Thomas Ruwe was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays from the GCL Blue Jays.

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 3

The Dunedin Blue Jays (19-26) fell again to the St. Lucie Mets, getting swept in the double header with a 3-2 loss.

Shortstop Leonardo Jimenez added a couple of more hits, going 2/4 while PK Morris was 2/2 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Harrison Ray was 1/3 with a double and a run and Anthony Morales was 1/3. Miguel Hiraldo had the club’s only other hit, going 1/4.

Alejandro Melean and Wilgenis Alvarado combined for a strong game with Melean going four innings, giving up two unearned runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts and Alvarado allowed a run on a hit and four walks with three strikeouts over two innings.

L: Wilgenis Alvarado (0-2)

Player of the Game: Alejandro Melean and PK Morris

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