I attended the Arizona Fall League game yesterday at Hohokam Stadium, with the Mesa Solar Sox hosting the Glendale Desert Dogs. Chicago Cubs minor league players Albert Almora, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler are on the Solar Sox, and they definitely represented in yesterday's game. I left at the top of the 7th inning, so I really don't know what they did at bat after that.
Almora didn't waste any time leading off the bottom of the first inning, driving the first pitch he saw onto the closed left field berm. Kris Bryant, not to be outdone, homered with two men on in the same inning. Soler, the DH for today's game, failed to reach base in his first at bat, grounding out, but delivered a bases clearing double in the second inning.
Bryant looked a bit over eager in the fourth when he let a sure double play ball scoot under his glove into left field, but no damage was done as the Sox worked out of the inning with no runs scoring. Almora banged out two more hits before I left the game. At that point the score was 11-1 in favor of the home team, with the Cubs' contingent driving in seven of those runs.
Yes, it's only Arizona Fall League, but, at least in this game, they looked very good. I hope to attend a couple more games to report on their fall season.
It was a great day for baseball, upper 80's with a strong breeze blowing out to left-center, but with the approaching weather system, it did get pretty blustery out there, and obviously, pretty dusty when I left. I did get some nice pics, check them out here on my Flickr page. Thanks.