Cubbies Pace Mesa Past The Javelinas

Cubbies Pace Mesa Past The Javelinas

Tuesday Oct. 19, 2010
Posted: 5:50 p.m.

Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com

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The Cubs had several players make big contributions Tuesday in Mesas 6-5 victory against the Peoria Javelinas.

Josh Vitters RBI single in the ninth gave the Solar Sox a 6-4 advantage. He finished with a pair of hits in five at-bats, raising his batting average to .261 through five games. Ryan Flaherty, meanwhile, had a hit in two at-bats, drew three walks and scored twice.

David Cales pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first victory. He allowed a pair of hits and fanned one. Jake Muyco, who split the regular season between Tennessee and Iowa, started. He allowed a run on four hits over three innings in what was his second start.
Peoria Saguaros White Sox
Jared Mitchell extended his hitting streak to three games on Tuesday in Peorias 7-3 loss at Phoenix.

Mitchell had a pair of hits, pushing his average to .304. He has four hits in 10 at-bats during the streak. Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-4 with a walk and now has four hits in his last eight at-bats. Henry Mabee was hit hard for a second consecutive outing, allowing three runs on four hits and walk in one inning. Mabee, who pitched to a 3.65 ERA during the regular season with Double-A Birmingham, has given up eight runs on nine hits over three innings.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.

That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services. 

Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child. 

With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve. 

"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said. 

Watch the couple's entire story in the video above. 

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Sunday:

Stranger than fiction: Dodgers sweep Cubs as Lester vs. Kershaw doesn’t live up to expectations

Miguel Gonzalez throws six perfect innings as White Sox take series against Tigers

Joe Maddon has no choice but to ignore the noise and put his faith in young Cubs lineup: ‘If you want to freak out, freak out’

Two days out, White Sox already excited about facing former teammate Chris Sale

Fire midfielder Dax McCarty named to U.S. national team roster

Jose Abreu relishing opportunity to help mentor Luis Robert, White Sox newest Cuban addition

How patient will Cubs be with Ian Happ and the rookie learning curve?

Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

Sky continue early season struggles in loss to Sun

Honda Road Ahead: Cubs offense looks to build off showing against Clayton Kershaw