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Fall League Fridays: Brennen Davis picks up right where he left off

2 months agoLee Bosch

It’s a hitter’s world at the Arizona Fall League and the Cubs prospects have done their part running up scores after the first 4 games of the season.

Brennen Davis kicked off his campaign Tuesday with a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning off Red Sox prospect Thad Ward, the only 2 runs he gave up in his 4.2 innings.

It was Davis’ only hit of the night in a 12-5 Solar Sox loss. The following game, Davis started at designated hitter going 1-for-4 with 2 walks and 3 runs scored, including this LOUD run-scoring double:

You can run it back here in high resolution slow-mo:

Below is a breakdown of all the pitches Davis saw in his 6 plate appearances Wednesday. Of the 27 total pitches, 10 were sliders. While he swung and missed at 3 of them, his double came on a slider he hit 95.1mph. The other slider he put in play was a 94.8mph groundout.

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Owen Caissie also made his first start Tuesday going 1-for-4 with a 2-run double, scoring teammate Matt Mervis (also making his first start: 1-for-3, double, walk) in the 9th.

Of the 4 Cubs pitchers in fall ball, 3 made an appearance Monday in the season opener. Bailey Horn, Zac Leigh and Riley Martin combined for 2.1 IP, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Horn pitched a scoreless inning Thursday night bringing his AFL line to 2.1 IP, 1 hit, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.

Sheldon Reed pitched a clean inning and a third with 1 strikeout Wednesday, closing out the Solar Sox 19-8 win over the Rafters. Here’s a look at Reed’s 94mph fastball that ended the 7th inning:

The Mesa Solar Sox (1-3) will continue play Friday night as they take on the Salt River Rafters (0-4).

We’ll have you covered here with our weekly Fall League Friday articles highlighting all the action involving Cubs prospects in Arizona.

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