September 7, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Addison Barger

On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league teams went 2-2 in four games with a couple of games postponed in the FCL and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats off because of COVID-19 protocols.

Buffalo Bisons 3, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 0

The Buffalo Bisons (65-41) continued their win streak, making it nine in a row, beating the Syracuse Mets 3-0.

Ross Stripling got a rehab outing in, throwing 1 1/3 innings and allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout. Kirby Snead finished the second inning and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning. Bowden Francis allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings for the win while A.J. Cole allowed two hits and struck out three in the eighth. Jacob Waguespack finished the ninth, allowing two hits and striking out one for the save.

Tyler White had a pair of hits, going 2/3 with a walk and a run while Gregory Polanco hit his second Bisons home run (off Sean Reid-Foley), going 1/4 with two RBI. Otto Lopez was 1/4 with a triple and Christian Colon was 1/3 with a walk and a run. Kellin Deglan was 1/3 and Logan Warmoth was 1/3.

W: Bowden Francis (9-4)
S: Jacob Waguespack (1)
HR: Gregory Polanco (2)

Player of the Game: Bowden Francis

Roster Notes: Ross Stripling was sent to Buffalo on a rehab assignment.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI)

Game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

Roster Notes; Jordan Groshans and Reilly Hovis were placed on the 7-day injured list. Hugo Cardona was promoted from the Dunedin Blue Jays and Gabriel Moreno was sent to the FCL Blue Jays for a rehab assignment.

Vancouver Canadians 4, Spokane Indians (COL) 5

The Vancouver Canadians (51-58) opened their series with the Spokane Indians with a 5-4 loss on Tuesday.

High-A West Player of the Week Philip Clarke was 1/3 with a home run, an RBI and two runs while Trevor Schwecke (1/4), Rafael Lantigua (1/3, BB, 3 SB, 2 R), Tanner Morris (1/4, RBI) and Spencer Horwitz (1/4) each had a base hit. Zac Cook drove in a run with a sac fly, going 0/2.

Alejandro Melean started, taking the loss and giving up four runs (two earned) on eight hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Willy Gaston allowed a run with four hits and four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings and Jol Concepcion allowed a hit and a walk in two innings.

L: Alejandro Melean (0-1)

Player of the Game: Philip Clarke

Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Tampa Tarpons (NYY) 6

The Dunedin Blue Jays (50-59) kept it close but ultimately fell 6-5 to the Tampa Tarpons.

Low-A Southeast Player of the Week Addison Barger had a big game for the Blue Jays, going 2/4 with his 16th home run, a double and four RBI. Riley Tirotta was 1/3 with a walk and a run while Zach Britton was 1/4. Dasan Brown hit his fourth home run, going 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Leonardo Jimenez was 0/2 but walked twice and scored but was also caugth stealing at home and committed an error.

Rafael Ohashi got the start and allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Justin Kelly took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits (one HR) with two walks and two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Trenton Wallace took over and finished the game, striking out four in the final two innings.

L: Justin Kelly (0-1)
HR: Dasan Brown (4), Addison Barger (16)

Player of the Game: Addison Barger

Roster Notes: Elixon Caballero and Rafael Monsion were placed on the 7-day injured list. Jiorgeny Casimiri, Rafael Ohashi and Connor Cooke were promoted to Dunedin from the FCL. Hugo Cardona was sent to New Hampshire from Dunedin.

FCL Blue Jays, FCL Yankees

Double header postponed due to rain.

Roster Notes: Rafael Ohasi, Jiorgeny Casimiri and Connor Cooke were promoted from the FCL to Dunedin and Gabriel Moreno was sent to the FCL for a rehab assignment.

DSL Blue Jays 10, DSL Reds 1

The DSL Blue Jays (23-15) turned the tables on the DSL Reds, winning 10-1 on Tuesday.

Shortstop Manuel Beltre belted a double, going 2/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Yeuni Munoz also hit a double, going 2/4 with an RBI and two runs. Martin Gimenez was 3/4 with a double and three runs while Endri Garcia was 3/4 with three RBI. Daniel Oliva was 2/4 with a double, two RBI and two runs while Yhoangel Aponte was 1/4 with a double. Jonathan Peguero was 1/2 with two walks and two RBI and Francisco Fajardo was 1/4 with a run and a stolen base.

The starter was Guillermo Villasmil who tossed 2 2/3 innings of one-run ball but he walked three and allowed a hit, striking out one. Keiner Leon got the win, allowing two hits in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two and Pedro Munoz gave up a hit and walked one, striking out two in his inning. Jeury Hiciano struck out two and allowed a hit in the final two innings.

W: Keiner Leon (3-1)

Player of the Game: Martin Gimenez and Endri Garcia

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