Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (65-59): L, 9-4, at Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
— The IronPigs jumped on PawSox starter Justin Haley early, tagging him for four runs in the first inning and five in the second. That proved to be the difference, as Pawtucket couldn’t make up the difference at any point throughout the game.
The 25-year-old Haley made it just two innings, allowing all of Lehigh Valley’s nine runs, while allowing eight hits and a walk. Among the eight hits were a pair of home runs, one of which being a three-run blast and the other being a two-run shot. The loss dropped Haley to 7-4 this season with a 3.92 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.
— None of the PawSox hitters had multi-hit games, while six of nine batters had at least one strikeout.
— Chris Dominguez did smack his ninth home run of the year home run, a solo shot in the second inning. The only other extra-base hit came via a Jose Vinicio triple in the third inning.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (46-74): Game 1: W, 4-3; Game 2: L, 7-4 vs. Altoona (Pirates)
— In Game 1 of a seven-inning doubleheader, Sea Dogs starter Mike McCarthy, went three innings, allowing a run on four hits with a strikeout and three walks in taking a no-decision.
— Right-hander Brandon Workman appeared in relief as part of his rehab assignment and struggled, allowing two runs on three hits with five walks and no strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings of relief.
— The remaining pair of Sea Dogs pitchers were solid with Ty Buttery getting the win, pitching a scoreless, hitless 1 1/3 innings, allowing two walks and then Ben Taylor got his fourth save of the year, striking out one in the seventh.
— Aneury Tavarez continues to thrive, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. The 24-year-old Dominican is hitting .340 with Portland this season. Also performing well was Mauricio Dubon, who went 1-for-3 with a a pair of RBI. The 22-year-old Honduran is hitting .320 as a member of the Sea Dogs.
— In Game 2 Curve put a late four-spot on Portland in the sixth inning to drop the Sea Dogs in the back end of the doubleheader.
— Tavarez and Dubon again helped carry the Sea Dogs offensively, each going 2-for-3, with Dubon drilling a two-run home run in the the third. Cole Sturgeon also added a dinger of his own, a two-run blast in the fourth inning.
— Jalen Beeks had a less than stellar start, allowing seven hits and five runs over as many innings with three walks and two strikeouts. He also allowed a two-run shot to Kevin Newman in the fourth inning. The 23-year-old lefty fell to 4-3 this season. He also owns a 4.56 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
— Williams Jerez came in the sixth and blew a save opportunity, allowing his pair of inherited runners from Beeks to score, while also surrendering two more of his own to turn the Sea Dogs’ 4-3 lead entering the inning to a 7-4 deficit by the end of it.
HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (74-47): W, 5-1, vs. Carolina (Braves)
— Daniel McGrath was outstanding for eight innings for Salem, allowing just one run on as many hits with five strikeouts and a pair of walks in the win. He climbed to 7-5 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.
— Bryan Hudson, Mike Meyers and Jayce Ray each had two hits, with Hudson grabbing a pair of doubles in the process.
— Each member of the team — with the exception of Rafael Devers — had a hit in Wednesday’s game. The four RBI for Salem all came from their No. 7-8-9 hitters.
SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (60-55): L, 9-2 (14 innings), vs. Kannapolis (White Sox)
— The Drive brought the game all the way to 14 innings just to meltdown by allowing seven runs in the 14th inning. The seven runs weren’t a combination of power, rather consistent base hits and a sacrifice fly off of pitcher Stephen Nogosek. Nogosek allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout over an inning of work.
— Starter Logan Boyd had a good outing, keeping the Drive in the game, allowing one run — a solo home run — on five hits over six innings. He also struck out six and didn’t walk any batters.
— Luis Alexander Basabe was the only member of the Drive to have more than one hit, going 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. The 19-year-old Venezuelan is hitting .265 this season.
SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (32-25): L, 3-0, vs. Connecticut (Tigers)
— The Spinners could never generate any offense, putting together just five hits as a team as they got shutout by the Tigers.
— Lowell starter Michael Shawaryn went 2 2/3 and did not allow any runs, nor hits as he struck out four and walked three in the no-decision. Reliever Daniel Zandona got the loss and fell to 3-2 this season, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout.
— No. 9 hitter Andy Perez went 2-for-3.