Aaron Wilkerson

Tuesday's Red Sox Farm Report: RHP Aaron Wilkerson has another strong outing for Pawtucket

June 28, 2016 - 6:33 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (40-38): W, 6-2, at Rochester (Twins) -- In another solid outing, Aaron Wilkerson surrendered two runs on four hits over seven innings, while striking out eight and walking none. Of his 97 pitches 75 were strikes and he retired the first 10 batters he faced. The 27-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA since his return to Pawtucket from Portland on May 28. For the season, Wilkerson is 6-2 with a 2.00 ERA, and opponents are hitting just .198 against him. -- The PawSox could have won with Henry Ramos's bat alone. The 24-year-old outfielder went 2-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs. It's the second game that Ramos has collected four RBIs in his last three games. In the third inning, Ramos hit a two-run triple, his fifth of the season. Then in his next at bat in the fifth, Ramos brought home two more with a single to right field. Boston's No. 22 prospect at MLB.com, Ramos has hit safely in nine of his last ten games and is hitting .368 in that span. In 61 total games with Pawtucket and Portland this year, Ramos is slashing .296/.335/.443 with 26 runs scored and 25 RBIs. -- Jantzen Witte went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI. He plated Pawtucket's sixth run in the seventh inning on his second double. Witte, 26, is averaging .346 in his last seven games, and his 26 runs tie him for second-best on the team. -- Reliever Kyle Martin threw two hitless frames to end the game, walking one and fanning one in the outing. Drafted by the Red Sox in 2013, the righty is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA in 22 appearances. Boston's No.27 prospect at MLB.com is also 4-for-4 in save opportunities. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (27-48): L, 3-0, in five innings at Trenton (Yankees) -- The Sea Dogs fell behind early in a rain-shortened contest, as Keith Couch allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits in four innings. He walked two batters and struck out one in a game that was called after an hour and 10 minute rain delay. The 26-year-old is now 1-5 in his last six starts, allowing five or more runs in four of those starts. On the year, the 6-foot-2 right-hander is 4-6 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. -- Infielder Sean Coyle collected two of Portland's three hits, going 2-for-2. It was his seventh multi-hit game this season. He is batting .175/.284/.290 in 55 games with Pawtucket and Portland. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (45-27): Postponed due to rain. Next game Tuesday vs. Myrtle Beach (Cubs) SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (40-34): W, 6-1, at Charleston (Yankees) -- Dedgar Jimenez held Charleston to just one run on five hits in seven strong innings. He struck out six while walking one. Jimenez, 20, is now 3-1 since returning to Greenville from Salem on June 1. He has allowed no more than one run in three of his last five starts. In 14 minor league games this year, the southpaw is 5-4 with a 5.71 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. -- Outfielder Kyri Washington went 2-for-4 with an RBI double. His double in the ninth inning was his 13th of the year and drove in the final run of the game. The 21-year-old has hit safely in his last five games and has eight RBIs in his last four. Washington is slashing .289/.321/.563 with 50 RBIs, which lead the team. -- Luis Alexander Basabe, Boston's No.8 prospect at MLB.com, went 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. He hit a two-run single in the ninth to help put the game out of reach from Charleston. Basabe, 19, is slashing .220/.287/.407 with five triples and 14 stolen bases, both of which lead all Greenville batters. SINGLE-A (SHORT-SEASON) LOWELL SPINNERS (9-2): L, 8-3, vs. Tri-city (Padres) -- Tucker Tubbs kept up his hot streak at the plate, hitting a triple in the third inning that drove home two runs. The 23-year-old is batting .563 in his last five games, and he's tallied six RBIs in his last three. He is slashing .429/.598/.762 in seven games overall. -- Starting pitcher Daniel Gonzalez took the loss after giving up five runs (two earned) on seven hits in four innings of work. He struck out four and walked two, but he allowed a two-run home run in the fourth inning to Daz Cameron, son of former Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron. He would be pulled after that homer. Gonzalez, 20, is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in three games with Lowell after being brought down from Greenville. On the year, the right-hander is 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 40 strikeouts in ten appearances. -- Outfielder Matt McLean hit his second triple of the season in the first at bat of the game. He would later be brought home on a Nick Lovullo single. The 22-year-old Texas native is .231/.355/.385 in six games with Lowell.

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