AFL Update

With the Cubs expecting to announce Lou Piniella as their new manager this week, the entire organization could have an entirely new feel and attitude by weeks end. While the Detroit Tigers await the winner of the Cardinals-Mets series, there is other baseball going on out West. The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and will continue until mid-November. The Mesa Solar Sox had Sunday off but they did play games on Friday and Saturday….unfortunately after losing both, they stand at 1-3 on the season.

Here is the latest from the Land of the Sun….

Friday, September 13

Mesa lost to the Grand Canyon Rafters, 5-4. Clay Rapada took the loss after giving up a run in the 9th. Rapada threw only 1 inning and gave up the lone run on 1 hit, walked 1 and struck out 2. Lincoln Holdzkom threw 2 scoreless innings, struck out 2 and gave up just 1 hit. Both Rapada and Holdzkom threw a wild pitch. Scott Moore played shortstop and 3rd base and went 0 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. Eric Patterson got into the game as a pinch runner but did not have an at bat.

Saturday, September 14

Mesa lost to the Peoria Saguaros, 6-5. Eric Patterson had a 3-hit game and scored 1 of the 5 runs on the day. Patterson finished the day 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and a double. Jake Fox played 1st base and went 2 for 5 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Scott Moore was hitless in one pinch-hit appearance and not one of the Cubs’ pitching prospects made an appearance in Saturday’s game.

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Quote of the Day

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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