June 27, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

LJ Talley

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates got just one win in four games on Sunday.

Buffalo Bisons 9, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 7

The Buffalo Bisons (27-19) beat the Syracuse Mets 9-7 in 11 innings in another high scoring game to finish off their series on Sunday.

Breyvic Valera, in the leadoff spot, had a big game for the Bisons, going 3/5 with a double, an RBI and three runs. Kevin Smith had a pair of singles, going 2/5 with a walk while Christian Colon was 1/5 with a home run and a walk, driving in two. Tyler White also hit a home run, going 1/4 with two walks, an RBI and two runs and Dilson Herrera hit his fifth of the year, going 1/3 with two walks, a home run, two RBI and a run. Logan Warmoth was 1/4 with a sac fly and an RBI and Cullen Large was 1/6. Rodrigo Vigil was 1/5 with a run.

Jacob Waguespack had a strong start, going five innings and giving up just one run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Tommy Milone got a rehab outing in, allowing two runs on a hit (one HR) and three walks in one inning while Casey Lawrence threw a scoreless seventh, giving up just a hit. Hobie Harris allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit (one HR) and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings and Jackson McClelland allowed an unearned run on one hit in the 11th for the save.

W: Hobie Harris (1-2)
S: Jackson McClelland (1)
HR: Christian Colon (7), Tyler White (1), Dilson Herrera (5)

Player of the Game: Breyvic Valera

Roster Notes: Tommy Milone was assigned to Buffalo for a rehab assignment.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 8

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ (21-26) offense was quiet again, getting just two runs on three hits and falling 8-2 to the Bowie Baysox in the finale of their series.

Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a stolen base while L.J. Talley was 1/3 with a walk, a double and two runs. Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with an RBI and Tanner Kirwer had an RBI walk, going 0/3.

Reilly Hovis made his Fisher Cats debut, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits (two HRs) with four strikeouts. Jon Harris provided two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and striking out three while Andrew McInvale alloed two runs (one earned) on a hit and three walks with one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Will McAffer finished the eighth retiring the only batter he faced.

L: Reilly Hovis (0-1)

Player of the Game: LJ Talley

Roster Notes: Cre Finfrock was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays, likely as a rehab assignment as he returns from injury.

Vancouver Canadians 2, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 7

The Vancouver Canadians (26-22) were behind all game in this one and fell 7-2 to the Eugene Emeralds.

Luis De Los Santos had another strong game, going 2/4 with a home run, one RBI and a run while Sebastian Espino did the same, going 2/4 with a home run, an RBI and a run. Tanner Morris was 1/4 with a double and Spencer Horwitz was 1/3 with a double and a walk. Phillip Clarke also had a hit, going 1/3 with a walk.

On the mound, Brian Rapp had the start and gave up five runs on four hits (two HRs) with four walks and two strikeouts in just three innings. Sean Mellen allowed four hits but no runs in two innings, striking out one and Connor Law allowed two runs on two hits with one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Roither Hernandez walked one and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings and Parker Caracci finished it off, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in one inning.

L: Brian Rapp (0-2)
HR: Sebastian Espino (2), Luis De Los Santos (6)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos and Sebastian Espino

Roster Notes: Roither Hernandez was assigned to Vancouver from Dunedin and Sean Wymer was placed on the IL.

Dunedin Blue Jays 4, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 5

The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-27) couldn’t squeak out a win despite a four-run sixth, taking the lead over the St. Lucie Mets, but the Mets scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth to walk it off with a 5-4 win.

Canadian prospect Dasan Brown made his season debut, going 1/4 and was caught stealing while Mack Mueller was 2/4 with a double. Harrison Ray was 1/3 with a home run and a walk, driving in two runs and scoring once while zac Cook (1/4, 2B, R) and Zach Britton (1/4, 2B, RBI, R) also had doubles. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/4 with an RBI and a run and PK Morris was 1/4.

Starting was Jol Concepcion who allowed three run on five hits (one HR) with a walk and five strikeouts. Cre Finfrock, working his way back from injury, went one inning, allowing a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. Thomas Ruwe struck out one in the eighth and Julian Valdez took the loss, allowing two unearned run on a hit and a walk in the ninth, getting just one out.

L: Julian Valdez (1-2)
HR: Harrison Ray (4)

Player of the Game: Harrison Ray

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