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.