June 26, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Luis De Los Santos

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates split their day with two wins and two losses.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 3

The Buffalo Bisons (26-19) got back into the win column by scoring three runs in the top of the 10th inning and holding on to defeat the Syracuse Mets 5-3.

Christian colon had two hits, going 2/3 with a walk while Breyvic Valera had the club’s only extra-base hit, a two-run home run in the 10th, going 1/5. Logan Warmoth had a single, going 1/4 with two RBI while Rowdy Tellez was 1/5.

Connor Overton had a strong game, allowing just five hits and two walks over five innings, striking out one. Curtis Taylor allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning and Kirby Snead struck out three over two innings. Bryan Baker got the win, giving up a run on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in the ninth inning and Dany Jimenez got the save, allowing an unearned run with one strikeout in the 10th.

W: Bryan Baker (3-0)
S: Dany Jimenez (2)
HR: Breyvic Valera (2)

Player of the Game: Connor Overton

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 10

Facing the top pitching prospect in the league, the Bowie Baysox’s Grayson Rodriguez, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-25) finally saw their winning streak end as they were one-hit, losing 10-0.

Center fielder Chavez Young had the Fisher Cats’ only hit, going 1/4 while Samad Taylor walked twice.

On paper, the pitching match up was well hyped going into the game with Simeon Woods Richardson on the Fisher Cats’ side, but he faltered, going just 2 2/3 innings and allowing six runs on four hits (one HR) with seven walks and two strikeouts. Sean Rackoski allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in 2 1/3 innings and Mike Ellenbest allowed two more runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Graham Spraker went 1 2/3 innings to close the game and allowed a walk with two strikeouts.

L: Simeon Woods Richardson (2-1)

Player of the Game: None

Vancouver Canadians 3, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 4

The Vancouver Canadians (26-21) had tied the game at three in the top of the seventh but the Eugene Emeralds struck for a run in the bottom of the eighth, taking a 4-3 win in the end.

Luis De Los Santos continues to find a home in the leadoff spot as he led the club with two hits, going 2/5 with a double and two RBI. Rafael Lantigua was 1/4 but stole two bases and scored three times. Sebastian Espino was 1/4 with a double and Ryan Gold was 1/4 with a walk and an RBI.

On the mound, Paxton Schultz had a solid start, going six innings and allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. Adrian Hernandez took the loss, allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts and Justin Maese finished the game, stranding a runner by striking out the only batter he faced in the eighth.

L: Adrian Hernandez (2-1)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos

Dunedin Blue Jays 7, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 5

The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-26) rebounded after being swept in a double header to beat the St. Lucie Mets 7-5.

Center fielder Zac Cook had a big game, going 3/5 with a home run, three RBI, a stolen base and a run. Harrison Ray also continued to swing a hot bat, going 2/3 with a double, a walk and two runs, adding two stolen bases. Mack Mueller was 1/3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs. Zach britton was 1/3 with a walk and a run while Miguel Hiraldo was 1/5 with an RBI and Addison Barger was 1/5. PK Morris was 0/2 but walked twice and stole a base, scoring a run.

Starting was Naswell Paulino who allowed three runs on six hits (one HR) and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. Rafael Ohashi got the win, allowing two runs on two walks with a strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Geison Urbaez allowed two hits in 1/3 of an inning and Gabriel Ponce finished it, allowing a hit and striking out three in two innings for the save.

W: Rafael Ohashi (1-1)
S: Gabriel Ponce (4)
HR: Zac Cook (4)

Player of the Game: Zac Cook

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