Here’s what was happening in the Red Sox system on Wednesday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (38-35): L, 6-4, vs. Syracuse (Washington)
— Down 4-2, the PawSox put together an impressive two-run rally in the eighth inning, but were unable to close the deal Wednesday night. The Chiefs added a pair of runs that proved to be the winning margin in the ninth off of reliever Roman Mendez.
— The PawSox performed well at the dish, with six of nine starters recording at least one hit, while going 3-for-9 as a team with runners in scoring position. Jantzen Witte and Ryan Court each had two-hit games. Court, who was playing his fourth game since being called up Monday, is 6-for-13 with a triple and two RBI, good for a .462 average.
— Down 3-0 Henry Ramos parked a solo home run in the fourth inning to put the PawSox on the board. Ramos ultimately went 1-for-4 on the night.
— The pitching was average at best for Pawtucket. Starter Aaron Wilkerson went three innings, allowing only one run on four hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks. Wilkerson’s ERA is now 2.12. Wesley Wright came in and tossed 3 1/3 innings of relief, surrendering three runs on six hits while striking out five and walking three. Mendez, who was saddled with the loss, went 2 2/3 innings allowing one hit and two runs — neither of which being earned — with three walks and two strikeouts.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (26-44): L, 9-6, vs. Harrisburg (Washington)
— The Sea Dogs never gave themselves much of a chance to win Wednesday night, courtesy of a 7-0 deficit by the conclusion of the top of the fourth inning.
— The Senators jumped on starter Keith Couch, who went 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits with two walks, including a grand slam to Isaac Ballou in the fourth inning. The outing sent his ERA up to 4.81.
— The brightest spot came in the form of Red Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada. Moncada went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. The Cuban second baseman is 4-for-10 in two games with Portland.
— Andrew Benintendi, though improving at the plate as a whole, had a tough night going 0-for-4.
HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (43-26): No game scheduled.
— They will open the second half of the season Thursday against Frederick.
SINGLE-A GREENVILLE (37-32): No game scheduled.
— They will open the second half of the season Thursday against Lakewood.
CLASS-A SHORT SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (6-0): L, 9-6, vs. Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay)
— The Spinners keep rolling to start the season, winning their sixth straight game Wednesday against Hudson Valley.
— Starter Daniel Gonzalez tossed a solid outing, going 5 2/3 innings allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts. The bullpen was equally stout, with Kuehl McEachern, Algenis Martinez, and Brad Stone combining for one run on no hits with five strikeouts and five walks over 6 1/3 innings.
— Andy Perez and Carlos Tovar each went 2-for-5, with Tovar smacking a double and two RBI.
— The Spinners are now hitting .254 as a team, and are third in the league in runs scored with 30. On the pitching end, the team ERA is 1.86, good for fourth in the league.