Results tagged ‘ David Cales ’

11/15 AFL update

Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty both went 1-for-4 in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-5 tie with Phoenix on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. Vitters hit a double in the fourth, his sixth. David Cales pitched in relief and helped the Solar Sox escape a jam in the fourth. He now has a 1.80 ERA. Mesa scored two runs in the ninth to tie the game. On Tuesday, the Solar Sox travel to Surprise.

– Carrie Muskat

11/12 AFL update

Ryan Flaherty hit a RBI single in the second inning in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 2-2 tie with Phoenix Friday in Arizona Fall League action. Flaherty’s RBI hit gave the Solar Sox a 2-0 lead but Phoenix tied the game in their half on a ground-rule RBI double by Ivan DeJesus Jr. and a sacrifice fly by Caleb Joseph. Cubs prospect David Cales gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two in one inning of relief. He has a 1.93 ERA. The Solar Sox travel to Peoria, Ariz., to face the Javelinas on Saturday.

– Carrie Muskat

11/9 AFL update

Cubs prospect David Cales pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief Monday in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-3 loss to the Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League play. Cales, a Chicago native who graduated from Mount Carmel High School, walked one and struck out two of the five batters he faced. He now has a 2.16 ERA. Ryan Flaherty was 1-for-3, and is batting .317. The Solar Sox play host to Surprise on Tuesday at HoHoKam Stadium.

– Carrie Muskat

11/5 AFL update

Kyle Smit was charged with a blown save but wound up with the win in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 7-4 victory Thursday over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play. Jake Muyco, who split the season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, started the game and gave up three runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. Chris Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Smit entered the game in the seventh with a 4-3 lead. He gave up a leadoff single but got the next batter to hit into a double play. Cord Phelps then homered, his first, to tie the game at 4. The Solar Sox rallied with three runs in their half of the seventh. Chicago native David Cales, who played at Tennessee and Iowa this season, took over in the eighth for Smit (3-1, 2.70 ERA) and was credited with a hold. Smit was acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt trade last July. The Solar Sox travel to Surprise Friday, and on Saturday, Carpenter and Josh Vitters were scheduled to play in the Rising Stars game.

– Carrie Muskat

10/28 AFL update

Brett Jackson hit a two-run single in a four-run fifth inning and stole a base in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 7-6 win over the Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League action Wednesday. Jackson is the Cubs’ 2009 No. 1 Draft pick. Kyle Smit, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt deal, picked up the win in relief, getting three ground outs in the seventh. David Cales and Chris Carpenter, also Cubs prospects, pitched in the game. Both Cales and Carpenter pitched at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. The Solar Sox play host to the Peoria Javelinas on Thursday at HoHoKam Stadium.

– Carrie Muskat

10/20 AFL update

Josh Vitters was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Ryan Flaherty was 1-for-2 and scored two runs in the Mesa Solar Sox 6-5 win Tuesday over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play. Cubs prospect Jake Muyco started and gave up one run on four hits and two walks over three innings while David Cales, who played for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last season, picked up the win, pitching two innings in relief. The Solar Sox face Scottsdale Wednesday night.

– Carrie Muskat

10/13 AFL update

Mesa Solar Sox manager Casey Kopitzke, who managed the Cubs’ Class A Peoria team, posted an 8-3 win on Tuesday over the Phoenix Desert Dogs and manager Don Mattingly in the Arizona Fall League opener. The Solar Sox, who have seven Cubs prospects on the roster, will face the Desert Dogs again Wednesday night at HoHoKam Park in Mesa (6:35 p.m. Arizona time).

The Cubs pitchers slated to go include Jake Muyco, a converted catcher; plus David Cales, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Smit, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt deal. Also, third baseman Josh Vitters, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2007, may play. He missed most of the 2010 season because of a broken hand.

– Carrie Muskat

10/12 Arizona Fall League

The Mesa Solar Sox opened the Arizona Fall League season on Tuesday against the Phoenix Desert Dogs. None of the Cubs’ prospects were in the Sox’s starting lineup but on Wednesday night at HoHoKam Park, expect to see pitchers Jake Muyco, Chris Carpenter, Kyle Smith and David Cales all get some innings. Third baseman Josh Vitters, who missed most of the season because of a broken hand, also was expected to be in the lineup. Former Cubs catcher Casey Kopitzke is the Solar Sox manager.

– Carrie Muskat

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