After spending my entire life getting grief from Cardinal fans, that all ended with last night’s win. Thanks Cubs. And for all of you that wanted to trade Starlin Castro and Javier Baez, you’re still idiots.
Arizona Fall League
Arizona Fall League got underway on Tuesday and the Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 on a walk-off, two-run single to Glendale......Pierce Johnson got the start for the Solar Sox and worked three innings, allowing three runs, two coming on a homer. The right-hander gave up three hits, walked two and fanned one in his 46-pitch outing ......Rob Zastryzny threw two innings of relief and fanned three but was also the victim of a solo homer, the only hit he allowed. Zastryzny threw 36 pitches, 20 for strikes......Corey Black only needed 12 pitches to get through the sixth as the starter turned reliever delivered a 1-2-3 inning. He fanned two and got a groundout.......Willson Contreras got the start behind the plate and was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts while RF Mark Zagunis was 0-for-2 but walked twice and scored a run......Mesa is back in action today as they host Glendale at Sloan Park.
Venezuelan Winter League
Only one game on the schedule as Magallanes beat Zulia 5-3. 2B Bryant Flete continued his torrid pace with three more hits and a run scored for Zulia. The 22-year-old is 8-for-12 in four games. Former Cub Yeiper Castillo (0-2, 3.18 ERA) got the start for Zulia and allowed five unearned runs in 1.2 innings. RH Erick Leal gave up a run on three hits in 1.1 innings for Magallanes while former Cub A.J. Morris surrendered two runs in one-third of an inning.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
3B Carlos Villanueva (.375) went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in Obregon’s 8-7 loss to Mexicali. Blake Parker gave up two hits and a run in one-third of an inning for Mexicali......Ryan Buchter fanned two in scoreless inning of relief for his second hold but Los Mochis beat Culiacan 8-5.