Carlos Silva started his second game for the Single A Peoria Chiefs last night, and successfully threw in the 5th inning. Successful, that is, in the sense that his heart held up. In all other respects, however, the outing was a disaster – he gave up five earned runs in just 4.1 innings on five hits and two walks. At least he struck out five.

Where he goes from here is uncertain. If the Cubs feel he’s ready to return, they could bump Casey Coleman from the rotation as soon as early next week – unless Tom Gorzelanny misses time with his hand injury, in which case Silva might just take his spot in the rotation. The Cubs may decide to let Silva have another rehab start before committing a spot in the rotation to Silva. Either way, we should know soon.

  • N

    They did happen to time this start just perfectly enough to give Silva another minor league start. Regular season wraps on Monday (his fifth day) and I don’t think anyone wants Carlos Silva pitching in a playoff game for them. He’d be stuck going to the minor league complex after that, and might as well rehab on the MLB team at that point.

  • wax_eagle

    After Monday they might as well activate him and let him figure it out against big leaguers. He has the rest of the season to pitch in games that don’t matter.