The AFL league began last night, and as you may know, 7 Cubs are down there right now. David Aardsma, Buck Coats, Angel Guzman, John Koronka, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson, and Brandon Sing. The Mesa Solar Sox lost last night and the only Cub to get into the game was David Aardsma, who came out guns ablazing: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 20.25 ERA.
Aardsma came in with 2 outs in the bottom of the fifth and got D'Backs Jarred Bell to ground out. Then, in true Aardsma fashion, got the next two batters out in the bottom of the sixth before giving up three runs with 2 outs. This is something Aardsma has been very familiar with all year, starting innings strong, but unable to get that third out, at least not without some serious difficulties. Last night it started with a single by D'Back uber-prospect Stephen Drew, then a double by the Dodgers uber-prospect Andy LaRoche, a walk to the A's Andre Ethier and finally a triple to the Dodgers Matt Kemp before he struck out Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (imagine Harry trying to pronounce that one).
They play the Phoenix Desert Dogs again today and Angel Guzman will be starting on the mound and likely going about 3 innings I'm guessing. Game time is 3:00 pm CST and you can catch a live radio broadcast at MILB.com
Here's the schedule for the other Mesa Solar Sox games that MILB will be streaming.
Oct. 11th - 1:00 pm
Oct. 13th - 1:00 pm
OCt. 14th - 1:00 pm
Oct. 17th - 1:00 pm
Oct. 18th - 1:00 pm
MILB.com has it's own organization report on the Cubs minor league system
. Nothing compared to what you get here on TCR on a regular basis, (kidding) but you get some audio and video clips. Check out Sean Gallagher's yakker!!!