The Solar Sox lost finished a perfect week on Friday, but unfortunately it was a perfectly bad week as Mesa lost their 5th straight game in a 10 to 6 loss to the Desert Dogs. Starter Luke Putkonen (Tigers) gave up the first 3 runs of the game, then Nick Struck (Cubs) permitted three more runs to score in relief. Dodger bullpen arm Red Patterson took the ball in the 5th and got out of a jam, but in the 6th he allowed 4 hits and 2 runs to score which really put the game out of reach for Mesa.
The the plate Rafael Ynoa, who was playing shortstop, led the way with 3 RBI's, extending his hitting streak to 7 games with a triple and scoring another run with a sac fly. Catcher Griff Erickson reached base twice on Friday with a walk and a single, scoring a pair of runs and increasing his batting average to .308.
Coming up: The Solar Sox will try to avoid a 6-game losing streak on Saturday and will send Jarred Cosart (Astros)