May 16, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Simeon Woods Richardson; Photo: Kristin Basnett

The Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates swept the board, finishing the weeks off with a bang.


Buffalo Bisons 2, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 1


The Buffalo Bisons (9-3) sent the bullpen to the mound and held the Rochester Red Wings to just one run in a 2-1 victory to finish off the week.

Lefty Kirby Snead got the start, striking out four in two innings of work, giving up just two hits and a walk while Jackson McClelland allowed the only run on a solo home run (the only hit he allowed), giving up just that one blemish in three innings of work, striking out one. Tayler Saucedo added another scoreless inning to his resume, allowing a hit while Carl Edwards Jr. gave up a hit in one inning in his Bisons debut. Bryan Baker allowed a hit in his inning and Hobie Harris finished it off for his second save, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth.

The Bisons had just six his including two from Logan Warmoth (2/3, R) and Dilson Herrera (2/3, 2 RBI). Christian Colon was 1/3 and Kevin Smith was 1/3 with a run while Breyvic Valera walked twice.

W: Carl Edwards Jr. (1-0)
S: Hobie Harris (2)

Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth and Dilson Herrera


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Somerset Patriots (NYY) 0


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-7) finished out their week with a stellar pitching performance with Simeon Woods Richardson and bullpen arms teaming up for a shutout of the Somerset Patriots in a 6-0 win.

Woods Richardson picked up his first win, throwing five innings and allowing four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts, needing 86 pitches. Jon Harris just needed 15 pitches to get through two innings of work, striking out one and not allowing anyone reach base while Fitz Stadler allowed a walk and hit a batter in 1 2/3 innings, striking out two and Connor Law finished it, getting the only batter he faced to ground out.

Playing second base, Samad Taylor was outstanding, going 3/4 with a home run and two RBI, scoring three times and stealing a base. Otto Lopez is still red hot, going 2/3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and a run and Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a double. Vinny Capra (1/4, R), Reggie Pruitt (1/3, RBI, CS), Gabriel Moreno (1/3, RBI, HBP) and Kevin Vicuna (1/4, RBI, R) all had one hit each.

W: Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0)
HR: Samad Taylor (1)

Player of the Game: Simeon Woods Richardson and Samad Taylor


Vancouver Canadians 7, Spokane Indians (COL) 6


The Vancouver Canadians (8-4) battled to the end to pick up their eighth win of the season, beating the Spokane Indians 7-6 in 11 innings, getting an RBI single from Cameron Eden to score Eric Rivera for the win.

Eden was 4/6 with an RBI and two runs, stealing his ninth base of the season to lead the club in hits. Tanner Kirwer was 2/4 with a double, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, a run and a stolen base (his eighth) and Spencer Horwitz was 2/3 with two walks and a run. Ronny Brito has his biggest game of the year, going 2/5 with a double and a home run, driving in a pair and scoring twice. Andres Guerra went 2/5 an RBI and Luis De Los Santos had a double, going 1/5 with two RBI. Davis Schneider also got onto the scoreboard, going 1/2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch.

On the mound was Paxton Schultz who struck out eight in four innings, giving up five hits and three runs. Brandon Eisert allowed a hit and a walk but struck out three in two innings and Cobi Johnson allowed a run on a hit and two walks with one strikeout in one inning. Justin Maese kept his ERA at 0.00 with a clean inning, striking out one and Hagen Danner got the blown save, allowing two runs on three hits in two innings. Parker Caracci threw the 11th and walked one, striking out one for the win.

W: Parker Caracci (2-0)
HR: Ronny Brito (1)

Player of the Game: Cameron Eden


Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays’ (3-9) took to Sunday afternoon with aplomb, beating the Bradenton Marauder 6-3 despite getting just six hits on the day.

Orelvis Martinez had two hits, going 2/4 with an RBI while Mack Mueller was 2/4 with an RBI, a run and a triple, the club’s only extra-base hit. Ryan Sloniger was on base three times, going 0/1 but walking twice and getting hit by a pitch. Addison Barger was 1/3 and also got hit by a pitch and scored a run. Steward Berroa walked three times, going 0/2 with a run and Justin Ammons was 1/4 with a walk and two RBI.

Brazilian Rafael Ohashi walked five and gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits with three strikeouts over two innings and Willy Gaston continues to pitch well, going three scoreless innings and giving up three hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Gabriel Ponce allowed a hit and two walks with four strikeouts in two innings and Roither Hernandez allowed two hits in two innings, earning the save with his four strikeouts.

W: Willy Gaston (2-0)
S: Roither Hernandez (1)

Player of the Game: Willy Gaston, Orelvis Martinez and Mack Mueller


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