The Mesa Solar Sox, which hosts Dodgers players in the Arizona Fall League, lost their game on Friday to the Phoenix Desert Dogs by a score of 10-6. Mesa worked themselves to an early 2-0 lead, but Phoenix responded quickly and pulled away in the middle innings with three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Red Patterson was the lone Dodgers pitcher to throw on Friday, and he did not pitch well. He tossed 1.1 innings of relief, surrendering two runs on five hits. He did not walk or strikeout any batters. Patterson's ERA this fall is now 4.15.
Gorman Erickson started at catcher for the Solar Sox and went 1-for-3 with a walk. He also scored two runs. Rafael Ynoa made another start shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in. He is now batting .375 in the AFL.
Mesa will play the Surprise Saguaros at 12:35 p.m. PT on Saturday afternoon.