11/17 AFL update – Tuesday's game
Andrew Cashner didn’t exactly finish the way he would’ve liked. In his last Arizona Fall League start on Tuesday, the Cubs’ 2008 No. 1 Draft pick gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk over three innings. The Mesa Solar Sox lost, 9-2, to Surprise. Cashner finished with a 4.58 ERA.
Shortstop Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 and scored a run — he’s batting .387 — and Michael Brenly hit a double and drove in a run for Mesa. Cubs prospect James Russell struck out two in one inning, and now has a 1.26 ERA.
The Mesa Solar Sox will play Wednesday at Scottsdale and end the AFL season Thursday at HoHoKam Park against the Peoria Saguaros.
— Carrie Muskat