10/14 Cubs Recap

The Mesa Solar Sox and Cubs prospects continue to struggle in the Arizona Fall League as the club dropped its fourth game in five tries on Tuesday.

Arizona Fall League—Scottsdale 10, Mesa 7
Addison Russell (.200) hit third in the lineup and started at short, after playing second yesterday. He flew out in the first and then struckout in a nine-pitch at-bat in the fourth. With the bases loaded and two-out in the fifth, he grounded into a force play on a 2-1 count. Russell singled and scored on Matt Olsen’s third homer in the 8th and walked and scored in the 9th.

Gerardo Concepcion faced nine hitters on Tuesday afternoon and only allowed one hit—a three-run homer. He walked two, hit a batter and allowed an inherited runner to score on a sac fly in the second. In 1? innings, the left-hander threw 30 pitches, only 14 for strikes. Concepcion is Rule 5 eligible but is owed $1.1 million over the next two seasons as part of his contract signed in March of 2012. The Cuban started the season at Kane County and was promoted to Daytona in June with a line of 2-0, 1.17 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 15.1 IP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.2 K/9 for the D-Cubs.

The loss dropped the Solar Sox to 1-4. C.J. Edwards gets the start on Wednesday at Peoria. In his first outing on Oct. 10, the right-hander allowed a run in two innings with a strikeout vs. Surprise.

Surprise OF Jesse Winker (Reds) and Salt River RHP Jake Reed (twins) have been named Week 1 player and pitcher of the week Winker went 5-for11 with 7 RBI while Reed recorded a win and a save for the Rafters in 3 IP of shutout relief with 5 K.

Venezuelan Winter League
Caracas’ Yoanner Negrin made his second start was was charged with four unearned runs in 4 ? innings against Magallanes.. The Cuban threw 79 pitches, surrendered four hits, hit two batters and fanned two.......Former prospect A.J. Morris (Magallanes) gave up a walk and a single to the only two hitters he faced, one eventually scoring.

Mexican Pacific Winter League
No Cubs prospects saw action.

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