As good as Tuesday night was, Wednesday was equally as bad. The Solar Sox were crushed by the Salt River Rafters 11-3, and it was really all over by the fourth inning when the Rafters built a 7-1 lead. Javier Baez had a rough night, to say the least, he finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts at the plate and also committed two errors. Matt Szczur led off once again for the Solar Sox and went 1-for-4 while registering his first stolen base of Fall League play. Rubi Silva got his first start of the season in left field and went 1-for-5 at the plate. The only Cubs pitcher not to make an appearance opening night was Nick Struck, he was able to get into this one. Struck might have been a little too amped up for his AFL debut as he walked three over his 1.1 innings of work. Struck struck out one, and did not allow a run despite his command issues. The Solar Sox will look for their first win of the AFL season this afternoon at 1:35 PM CST against Surprise, it’s not a surprise, that’s just the team name.
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