Results tagged ‘ Arizona Fall League ’

10/26 AFL – Friday’s results

Jorge Soler hit his first home run and Kris Bryant had three hits, including two doubles, and a RBI to lead the Mesa Solar Sox to a 7-5 victory over Peoria on Friday in Arizona Fall League action. Soler, sidelined most of this season because of a stress fracture in his left leg, hit a two-run shot with one out in the eighth. Bryant is batting .429, and his two doubles give him six, which leads the AFL. He also is first in RBIs with 14. Cubs pitching prospect Armando Rivero gave up one run on one hit and struck out one in one inning in relief. The Solar Sox — or Soler Sox, if you prefer — play host to Surprise at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa on Saturday.

10/24 AFL update

Jorge Soler was 3-for-4, hitting a two-run single in the first, to help the Mesa Solar Sox beat the Scottsdale Scorpions 7-4 on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. Three Cubs prospects pitched in the game, including starter Dallas Beeler, who gave up two runs on four hits over four innings. Matt Loosen followed and served up one run on two hits over two innings. Lendy Castillo walked two and struck out one in one inning of relief. On Friday, Mesa faces the Peoria Javelinas at Surprise Stadium.

10/22 AFL update

Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hit a double, walked twice and scored two runs in Mesa’s 9-6 win over Surprise on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. Bryant now is batting .429, tied for the AFL lead with Braves prospect Tommy La Stella. Cuban pitcher Armando Rivero, another Cubs prospect, gave up two runs on four hits over one inning in relief. On Tuesday, the Mesa Solar Sox face the Surprise Saguaros again, this time on the road in Surprise.

11/10 AFL update

Cubs prospect Logan Watkins was 2-for-5 with a double in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 7-5 win over Salt River in Arizona Fall League action on Friday. On Saturday, the Solar Sox travel to Peoria for a game. First pitch 12:35 p.m. MT. The AFL has one more week of play.

– Carrie Muskat

11/2 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-5, hitting a solo home run and an RBI single, but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-3 to Peoria on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. The homer was Szczur’s first in the AFL. Mesa and Peoria square off on Friday in Peoria, starting at 12:35 p.m. MT. Saturday is the Rising Stars game.

– Carrie Muskat

10/30 AFL update

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three runs on two hits and three walks over three innings in Mesa’s 7-2 loss to Surprise on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. Cubs prospect Rubi Silva was 1-for-4, but struck out three times. Mesa travels to Phoenix on Tuesday.

– Carrie Muskat

10/29 Baez injures thumb

Cubs top prospect Javier Baez most likely is done for the Arizona Fall League season after he injured his right thumb. Baez was playing for the Mesa Solar Sox. Jason McLeod, Cubs player development director, said Baez was being examined on Monday, and that the shortstop most likely will not complete the AFL season.

On Monday, Baez said on his Twitter account: “I will be alright soon, feeling better. Will be back ASAP”

Baez, 19, was batting .211 in 14 games with the Solar Sox, and led the league with 16 RBIs, and was tied for the league lead with four home runs. He has started 10 of those games at shortstop, four at third base. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2011, Baez batted .333 in 57 games with Class A Peoria and .188 in 23 games with Class A Daytona this season, his first in pro ball.

The injury was not expected to keep Baez from being ready for Spring Training.

– Carrie Muskat

10/25 AFL update

Cubs prospect Kevin Rhoderick served up a three-run home run with one out in the ninth as Scottsdale rallied to beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 4-3, in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva both started, and each had one hit for Mesa. On Thursday, Mesa plays host to Peoria at HoHoKam Park, first pitch 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/17 AFL update

Cubs top prospect Javier Baez had two hits and one RBI but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 on Tuesday to Peoria in Arizona Fall League play. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva both started, and were hitless. Baez, who is tied for the AFL lead in RBIs, started at third for the second time in AFL play. Kevin Rhoderick gave up one hit and struck out two in one inning of relief, and Nick Struck threw one hitless inning in relief. On Wednesday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale for a game. First pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/16 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Javier Baez drove in a run but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-2 to Peoria on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox travel to Peoria, AZ, on Tuesday for a game at 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

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