June 30, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Alejandro Kirk

There were four games on the docket, with the Dunedin Blue Jays played a double header and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were rained out in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system.

Buffalo Bisons 10, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 9

The Buffalo Bisons (29-19) brought the lumber and kept slugging just enough to outpace the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 10-9.

The Bisons/Thunder hit three home runs with Kevin Smith going deep for his team-leading 12th of the year, having a 1/2 game with a walk, a sac fly, two RBI and two runs. Alejandro Kirk, getting in some rehab time behind the plate was 2/3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run while Christian Colon was 1/4 with a three-run dinger. Rowdy Tellez had a pair of hits, going 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Breyvic Valera was 2/5 with a double and a run. Cullen Large and Tyler White were both 2/4 with a run each and Logan Warmoth was 1/4 with three RBI with a home run.

Having a bit of a rocky outing was Thomas Hatch, who went five innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits (one HR) and three walks, striking out four. Hobie Harris allowed two more runs on three hits with one strikeouts in one inning and Tommy Milone threw two scoreless, hitless innings. Bryan Baker got the save but made it a bit nerve-wracking as he allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in the ninth.

W: Hobie Harris (2-2)
S: Bryan Baker (6)
HR: Kevin Smith (12), Christian Colon (8), Logan Warmoth (5)

Player of the Game: Kevin Smith and Alejandro Kirk

Roster Notes: Joel Payamps was sent down to Buffalo along with Anthony Castro while Rodrigo Vigil was sent to New Hampshire. John Axford was promoted to Buffalo.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS)

Game postponed due to rain.

Roster Notes: Rodrigo Vigil was assigned to New Hampshire from Buffalo and Gabriel Moreno was placed on the injured list after sustaining a fracture on his thumb after getting hit by a pitch and could need a “procedure.”

Vancouver Canadians 1, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 2

While Tuesday’s game was a slugfest with 25 runs scored, the two clubs scored just three runs in a pitching duel as the Vancouver Canadians (26-24) lost 2-1 to the Everett AquaSox.

On the mound, Adam Kloffenstein started and allowed two runs on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Adrian Hernandez struck ou three in two innings, giving up just a hit and a walk while Justin Maese struck out one in a scoreless 1 1/3 innings.

The Canadians had just five hits including doubles from Spencer Horwitz (1/3, 2B, BB) and John Aiello (1/4, 2B, R). Rafael Lantigua (1/4, RBI, SB), Eric Rivera (1/3) and Luis De Los Santos (1/4) all had singles.

L: Adam Kloffenstein (2-4)

Player of the Game: None

Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 5

The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-28) dropped the first game of their double header with the Palm Beach Cardinals, falling 5-3.

Playing second base, Zac Cook led the offense, going 3/3 with a double and two RBI, adding a stolen base. Mack Mueller also hit a double, going 1/3 with an RBI and a run while Harrison Ray was 1/3 with a run. Zach Britton, Miguel Hiraldo and Dasan Brown were all 1/4.

Nathanael Perez pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk before Juan De Paula took over, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks, striking out three in three innings. Geison Urbaez allowed a run on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the final 1 2/3 frames.

L: Juan De Paula (1-4)

Player of the Game: Zac Cook

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 7

In Game 2, the Dunedin Blue Jays (20-29) kept it close, even holding the lead after a three-run top of the sixth inning but the Palm Beach Cardinals stormed back with two more runs, taking the lead and holding it to hold off the Blue Jays 7-6.

In this one, it was Harrison Ray with the big stick, going 2/3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run. Orelvis Martinez also had two hits, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run. Zac Cook was 1/3 iwth an RBI and a run while Steward Berroa was 1/2 with a triple and a run. Miguel Hiraldo and Zach Britton were both 1/4 with a run and P.K. Morris was 1/3.

Trent Palmer allowed three runs in his two innings of work, giving up four hits and a walk with one strikeout. Andrew Bash followed, allowing another four runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.

L: Andrew Bash (0-1)
HR: Harrison Ray (5)

Player of the Game: Harrison Ray

FCL Blue Jays

Scheduled off day

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