Archive for the 'Minors' Category

AFL - Solar Sox 5-6

Monday, October 17th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox were beaten up today by the Phoenix Desert Dogs 10-2 in a rain-shortened 7 inning game.
I know I have been picking on poor David Aardsma here, but only because he’s been stinking up the AFL and has been a contributing factor in all of Mesa’s losses. Today, while he wasn’t […]

AFL - Solar Sox 5-5

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox leveled out at .500 yesterday with a 6-5 win over Grand Canyon in front of 206 people. As I thought, they gave Matt Murton the day off, as he just wasn’t hitting the doubles the way he was earlier in the week. He gets an another day off today […]

AFL - Solar Sox 4-5

Friday, October 14th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox completely destroyed the Phoenix Saguaros today, 16-4, and once again, no Cubs pitcher took the mound. In fact, the Cubs hitters in the the game really didn’t do much either, despite the high score.
I think Matt is getting tired. He needs a day off. He only went 1-4 today, […]

AFL - Solar Sox 3-5

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Hey! A Win!
and not only a win but a 7-5 come-from-behind win with our little Opie getting some key hits and Koronka slamming the door.
Although, I am a little concerned about Matty. He went 2-4 and drove in 2 runs today hitting in the 4th spot as the DH. Unfortunately, though, his […]

AFL - Solar Sox 2-5

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Remember how I asked yesterday if there was any connection between the Solar Sox only allowing 2 runs and no Cubs pitchers being involved in the game? Well, today’s debacle (Attendance 155) pretty much confirmed that theory. The Sox lost 10-1 to the Surprise Scorpions and Cubs pitchers were responsible for ALL the […]

AFL - Solar Sox 2-4

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox beat up on the Phoenix Javelinas today 9-2. Should we read into it too much that Mesa held them to 2 runs and no Cubs prospects pitched in the game?
Opie continued his assault on the AFL batting title today as he went 3-4 with a walk in the 5th spot […]

AFL - Solar Sox 1-4

Monday, October 10th, 2005

The Solar Sox continued their symphony of futility today with a 5-3 loss to the Phoenix Javelinas, but this time, Cubs pitchers actually pitched pretty well.
Whipping boy pitcher David Aardsma came into the game in the 6th with two out and a man on second and got a pop-out to end the inning. He […]

AFL - Solar Sox 1-3

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox won their first game last night in a 12-2 pounding of the Peoria Saguaros and they did it by roughing up pitchers from Pittsburgh and the White Sox.
2B Eric Patterson led off again and went 0-4 with a strikeout. He did get himself an RBI with a sacrifice […]

AFL Update

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Cubs prospect David Ardsma continued his (lack of) dominance in the Arizona Fall league in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 7-4 loss to Grand Canyon friday night in HoHoKamm (attendance 315). Humberto Sanchez of the Tiger’s affiliate Erie SeaWolves started and pitched an effective 4 innings, allowing 3 hits and a run and was pulled […]

AFL Update

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

After 2 games, the Mesa Solar Sox have yet to post a victory. They lost their season opener yesterday 6-11 and today blew a 5-2 lead to lose 7-8.
Pitcher David Ardsma (who the Cubs acquired from the Giants along with Jerome Williams from the Giants for Hawkins in on May 28) came […]