The Mesa Solar Sox defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs 9-3 Thursday afternoon, thus clinching the Arizona Fall League's East Division title.
This means the Solar Sox -- with Cubs prospects Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and others -- will play the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL championship game, this Saturday at 2 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on MLB Network, so you'll be able to see these Cubs prospects play!
In Thursday's clinching game, Bryant went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored; Soler was 2-for-5, and Almora 0-for-1 before leaving the game with what was described as a minor injury:
@CubsDen He may have tweaked something running to 1B. It doesn't look serious at all because he played another inning. No news here.— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) November 14, 2013
So that's good news, and hopefully all three will play in the game. I'll have a game thread posted so you can follow along. I found myself actually getting excited hearing that Mesa had won its division -- great for the players who can experience a championship game.
Congrats to the Cubs prospects and the Solar Sox!