The Syracuse Chiefs fell to the Pawtucket Red Sox, 6-0, Wednesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium. Brian Goodwin reached base three times in the loss for the Chiefs. The 42-year-old veteran Joe Nathan made his Syracuse debut as well Wednesday.
Pawtucket (4-3) started the scoring on a first-inning home run for the third game in a row. Rusney Castillo led off the bottom of the first with a home run for the second time in three games, this time off Matt Grace to put the PawSox up 1-0. Ryan Court and Matt Dominguez followed with singles, and then Allen Craig hit an RBI groundout to second to extend the lead to two.
Syracuse (1-5) allowed another run in the third. Court doubled home Castillo to push the lead to 3-0.
In the fourth, Bryce Brentz led off with a single against Chiefs reliever Trevor Gott. Two batters later, Deven Marrero and former Chief Dan Butler each doubled, with Butler’s bringing home two runs for a 5-0 lead.
The PawSox added one more in the fifth. Court tripled to start the inning against Gott, and scored on Dominguez’s sacrifice fly for the sixth run of the game.
Nathan was strong in his Chiefs debut in the loss. The man with the seventh-most saves in Major-League history walked one and struck-out one in a scoreless inning of work.
The Chiefs and PawSox conclude their four-game set Thursday at 12:05 p.m. Joe Ross is scheduled to start for Syracuse opposite Brian Johnson for Pawtucket.