Nov. 8 Cubs Recap

A recap of the Cubs prospects in action in the various winter leagues including the first start for left-hander Frank Del Valle.

Arizona Fall League

Mesa snapped a three-game losing streak beating Surprise 6-1. Jorge Soler (.261) singled and scored in the first inning but went hitless in his final four at-bats. Kris Bryant was 0-3 with two walks and two strikeouts. Albert Almora went 1-4, scoring run in the 4th. Lendy Castillo worked a scoreless ninth, throwing 13 pitches, seven for strikes. He allowed a leadoff single but got two ground ball outs, the first one ending in a 4-6-3 double play.

Venezuelan Winter League

Hector Rondon tossed a scoreless frame in Caracas' 6-5 loss to Aguilas. Rondon needed only 11 pitches in the inning, getting a pari of ground ball outs. Loiger Padron took the loss working the 14th as the right-hander surrendered two hits, including a RBI triple. Frank Del Valle (0-0 3.00 ERA) made his first start as the left-hander worked into the fourth, tossing 3.1 frames. His longest outing at Daytona this year was a four-inning save. Del Valle allowed one hit but two runs as he walked four hitters. He didn't figure in the decision but Margarita won 6-2.

Dominican Winter League

Three Cubs players were involved in Licey's 9-7 win over Estrellas in 15 innings. Arismendy Alcantara entered the gam in the 8th as a pinch-hitter and was 0-3. Junior Lake singled in the first on a perfectly executed hit-and-run as he laced the ball through the open hole at second base. He then stole second, his second, and scored on a two-out single in Estrellas' six-run first. Lake was back on the bases in the second, drawing a walk and swiping his second base of the night. He finished 1-5 with two walks. Marcos Mateo tossed two scoreless innings for Estrellas despite allowing two hits and two walks. He fanned three and was one of 23 pitchers used in the game.. Mateo has yielded one earned run in 11 innings.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Christian Villanueva (.224/.308/.397) was 1-4 with a RBI double in Obregon's 5-2 loss to Navojoa. Villanueva has split his time between third and DH with 2 HR and 5 RBI in 58 AB.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Edwin Maysonet was 1-4 with a run in Santurce's 5-3 win. Maysonet is 2-12 in five games. Rubi Silva had two hits and knocked in Ponce's only run in their 3-1 loss to Mayaguez. Jonathan Mota was 0-3 with a strikeout.

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