May 7, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Miguel Hiraldo

The Blue Jays’ affiliates were 0-4 on Friday night with the Dunedin Blue Jays putting up a tremendously bad box score.


Buffalo Bisons 2, Worcester Red Sox 4


The Buffalo Bisons lost their first game of the season, failing to muster much offense although the bullpen was excellent in the 4-2 loss to the Worcester Red Sox.

T.J. Zeuch started for the Bisons/Thunder, going four innings and giving up three runs on six hits with just one walk and four strikeouts. He was followed by Tayler Saucedo who had another excellent outing, going three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out four. Kirby Snead walked one in the eighth and Jackson Rees allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the ninth.

The offense managed just six hits, with two coming from the bat of Cullen Large who was 2/4 with a triple and an RBI and another two coming from Tyler White who hit a double, and walked twice, scoring a run. Richard Urena was 1/2 with two walks and a run.

L: T.J. Zeuch (0-1)

Player of the Game: Tyler White and Tayler Saucedo

Roster Notes: Rowdy Tellez was called up to the Blue Jays with Joe Panik going on the IL.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 9


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats went to 1-3 after losing to the Portland Sea Dogs 9-4 on Friday night.

Kevin Vicuna had a strong game, going 2/3 with a double, two runs and an RBI while Demi Orimoloye was 2/5 with a run. Gabriel Moreno continues to swing a hot bat, pushing his average to .462 by going 2/4 with a double, a walk and a run. Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with a double and Chavez Young was 1/4 with an RBI and a walk but was also caught stealing. Austin Martin was 1/4 with a triple and a walk playing shortstop, and drove in a run while Otto Lopez was 1/4 with an RBI and a walk, picking up two outfield assists as the left fielder.

Kyle Johnston got the start for New Hampshire and went three innings, allowing eight hits (one home run) and a walk, allowing three runs. Cre Finfrock gave up two walks and struck out one in a scoreless innings and Fitz Stadler allowed six runs (five earned) on two hits (one HR) and three walks with one strikeout in one inning. James Dykstra gave up a hit and struck out three in two innings and Emerson Jimenez finished it, striking out one in the eighth.

L: Fitz Stadler (0-1)

Player of the Game: Kevin Vicuna and Gabriel Moreno


Vancouver Canadians 6, Tri-City Dust Devils (LAA) 10


The Vancouver Canadians (1-3) are getting their offense going but are still struggling to prevent runs as they lost their third game 10-6 to the Tri-City Dust Devils.

On the mound for the C’s was CJ Van Eyck, the Jays’ second round pick in 2020 but he struggled, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks, throwing two wild pitches and needing 42 pitches to get through 2/3 of an inning. Will McAffer came in, stranding a runner but giving up three of his own on three hits (one HR), and three walks with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Sam Ryan pitched fairly well in three innings, but gave up three unearned runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Andrew McInvale finished it and gave up just a hit as he pitched two innings with three strikeouts.

Spencer Horwitz hit a double, walking twice and drove in three runs for the C’s while Rafael Lantigua was 3/5 with an RBI,a run and a stolen base. Tanner Kirwer was 1/4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base while Ronny Brito was 1/5 but struck out four times and Ryan Gold was 1/3 with two walks and a run as the DH. Phil Clarke was 0/4 but walked twice and scored a run while Cameron Eden was 0/3 with two walks and a run.

L: Will McAffer (0-1)

Player of the Game: Rafael Lantigua and Spencer Horwitz


Dunedin Blue Jays 10, Tampa Tarpons (NYY) 25


The Dunedin Blue Jays (0-4) played another game that most people were glad wasn’t on, giving up football-like numbers of runs and losing 25-10 to the Tampa Tarpons.

On the bright side, Miguel Hiraldo had a big game with the bat, going 4/6 with two doubles, two RBI and a run and Zach Britton hit his first professional home run, going 1/4 with two walks and the solo shot. Eric Rivera also had four hits, going 4/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. PK Morris was 2/6 with a double and two runs and Justin Ammons was 2/5 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Harry Ray was 1/6 with a run and a stolen base while Ryan Sloniger was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Davis Schneider was 0/3 but walked, drove in a run with a sac fly and scored. Orelvis Martinez was 0/5 but walked and drove in a run.

There was less to celebrate on the mound as Jol Concepcion gave up seven runs on eight hits (one HR) and two walks in three innings with three strikeouts. Tony Rosario didn’t get an out, allowing three runs on one hit and two walks while Brandon Eisert allowed his inherited runner to score but threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up just a hit and striking out four. Alejandro Melean gave up seven runs (four earned) on three hits and two walks with one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning and Grant Townsend allowed five runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Thomas Ruwe allowed two home runs and three runs on two hits and two walks with a strikeouts in 1/3 of an inning.

L: Tony Rosario (0-1)
HR: Zach Britton (1)

Player of the Game: Miguel Hirado and Eric Rivera


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