10/24: Mesa scores six in the fourth inning and hangs on, 6-5. Chris Denorfia was 0-for-4 and Ryan Hanigan 1-for-4 with another passed ball, but Kevin Howard ripped three more hits, all singles, and drove in a pair.
10/25: In a doubleheader, the Solar Sox take game 1 7-5 but drop the nightcap, 12-6. Allan Simpson ran his record to 3-0 with two shutout innings (two hits, two Ks). Denorfia was 1-for-2 with a double, run scored, RBI, and a pair of walks, but was also caught stealing and picked off. Howard was 1-for-3 with a double. Joey Votto got his bat going in the nightcap, smacking a single and double in three trips with a pair of RBI. Bubba Nelson was beaten around for five hits and three earned runs, despite five strikeouts, in two relief innings.
Denorfia: .302/.413/.453, 53 AB, 6 2B, 11 RBI
Howard: .357/.426/.571, 42 AB, 2 HR, 5 BB, 4 K, 3 E
Votto: .176/.222/.235, 17 AB, 4 BB, 1 K
Simpson: 3-0, 0.00, 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K
Nelson: 1-1, 5.91, 10.2 IP, 5 BB, 9 K
Hudson: 0-1, 5.84, 12.1 IP, 17 H, 3 BB, 14 K