September 18, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates went 2-4 in six completed games with the Vancouver Canadians getting rained out.

Buffalo Bisons 2, Rochester Red Wings (WAS) 4

The Buffalo Bisons’ (70-46) slide continued as they lost 4-2 to the Rochester Red Wings.

Third baseman Cavan Biggio led the way, going 3/4 with a home run, an RBI and a run while Santiago Espinal, also on the rehab trail, was 1/3 with a solo home run. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a walk and Cullen Large was 1/4. Nash Knight was 1/3.

Righty Thomas Hatch started, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts and Jacob Waguespack allowed all three inherited runners to score, giving up a home run, the only hit and run that was charged to him, in 1 1/3 innings. Fitz Stadler struck out three in 1 1/3 innings, walking one and Dany Jimenez gave up two hits and struck out three in 1 2/3 innings. Jacob Barnes finished it, allowing a walk and striking out one in the eighth.

L. Thomas Hatch (2-6)
HR: Cavan Biggio (3), Santiago Espinal (1)

Player of the Game: Cavan Biggio

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-55) racked up another win, beating the Harrisburg Senators 5-2.

Shortstop Kevin Vicuna went 3/4 with an RBI and a run while Spencer Horwitz was 2/4 with a double and two RBI. Steward Berroa was 1/4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base and Reggie Pruitt was 0/2 but walked once, stole a base and scored. Nick Podkul was 1/4 and Vinny Capra was 1/3. Chavez Young was 0/3 but walked, had an RBI and scored.

The pitching staff had another group effort with Nick Fraze getting the start and giving up two runs on three hits with a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings. Julian Valdez allowed two hits and three walks, letting his inherited runner score but he didn’t give up any runs of his own in 3 1/3 innings, striking out two. Marcus Reyes pitched a 1-2-3 seventh and Parker Caracci walked one and struck out one in the final two innings for the save.

W: Julian Valdez (1-0)
S: Parker Caracci (1)

Player of the Game: Kevin Vicuna

Vancouver Canadians, Hillboro Hops (ARI)

Game postponed due to rain.

Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 4

The Dunedin Blue Jays (56-63) couldn’t get much going against the Clearwater Threshers, falling 4-1.

Playing first base, Rainer Nunez had a solo home run, going 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Gabriel Martinez was 1/4 with a double. Riley Tirotta was on base twice, going 1/3 with a walk but was caught stealing and Andres Sosa was 1/3. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/4.

Starter Dahian Santos went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits (one HR) with two walks and four strikeouts to take the loss. Justin Kelly was strong, giving up just a hit over three innings and striking out three while Sean Mellen struck out six over three innings but gave up two runs on three hits and two walks.

L: Dahian Santos (0-2)
HR: Rainer Nunez (1)

Player of the Game: Rainer Nunez

FCL Blue Jays 4, FCL Yankees 7

The FCL Blue Jays (25-29) were beaten by the FCL Yankees 7-4 on Saturday’s season finale.

The Blue Jays had just five hits in this one, as it seems like eveyrone on the roster got into some action. Jhon Solarte was 1/2 with an RBI and Yhon Perez was 1/1. Newly signed minor-league free agent Nicolas Deschamps, a Quebec athlete, was 1/1 while Peniel Brito was 2/2 with a double and an RBI.

Starter Cesar Ayala went three innings, surrendering six runs on seven hits (two HRs) with a walk and three strikeouts before Yunior Lara took over, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in a scoreless fourth. Kelvin Perez gave up a solo home run among two hits with a strikeout in his inning and Soenni Martinez finished it off, walking one and striking out two in the sixth.

L: Cesar Ayala (1-3)

Player of the Game: Peniel Brito

DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL Twins 5

The DSL Blue Jays (26-15) completed a game and defeated the DSL Twins 9-5.

Center fielder Endri Garcia had a pair of hits including a double, going 2/4 with two RBI and two runs. Manuel Beltre was 1/4 with a double and a walk, scoring twice and Jommer Hernandez was 1/3 with a double and a run. Francisco Fajardo drove in two runs, going 1/5 with two RBI and a stolen base and Yhoangel Aponte was 1/4 with a run. Daniel Oliva was 0/2 but walked and was hit by a pitch, scoring twice.

Starter Angel Santana threw two innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Gabriel Ochoa threw an inning and walked one and Robin De Jesus struck out one in one inning. Neiyerbe Obeso allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits (one HR) and three walks with one strikeout. Francis Mercedes earned the save, pitching the final 3 2/3 innings, allowing just a hit and striking out five.

W: Neiyerbe Obeso (2-0)
S: Francis Mercedes (1)

Player of the Game: Francis Mercedes and Endri Garcia

DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Twins 7

The DSL Blue Jays (29-17) lost the second game of the double header 7-2.

In left field, Robert Robertis was 2/4 with an RBI while first baseman Cristian Feliz was 2/3 with a double. Francisco Fajardo was 1/4 with a double and a run and Yeuni Munoz was 1/4 with an RBI. Martin Gimenez was 1/3.

Starter Guillermo Villasmil allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts over two innings and Gabriel Ochoa tossed a scoreless inning, walking two and striking out two. Keiner Leon gave up two more runs on four hits (one HR) with a strikeout in one inning and Jeury Hiciano allowed two unearned runs on no hits and two walks with one strikeout. Brahiam Jimenez gave up a hit and struck out one in the sixth and Yondrei Rojas struck out two in the seventh.

L: Guillermo Villasmil (0-1)

Player of the Game: Robert Robertis and Cristian Feliz

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