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Looks like Carlos Silva will make the Cubs' rotation

Mar 17, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

From the Department of Stuff You Never Expected a Few Months Ago comes Carlos Silva: starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Looks like it’s gonna happen, as Silva threw four scoreless innings yesterday. In fact, he hasn’t allowed a run in his last seven innings.

Ted Lilly’s injury is obviously a contributor here, but between the presence of Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall and Tom Gorzelanny, and the inescapable vortex of suck that has been Carlos Silva the past couple of years, most people probably wouldn’t have bet on Silva taking the mound to start a game in 2010.

Well, his mom might have. And if you believe this article from the Sun Times, the presence of his mom has a little something to do with how well Silva’s been pitching lately.  Awwww.

  1. IdahoMariner - Mar 17, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Silva was also unstoppable at the WBC last year — so much so that King Felix only pitched a couple innings in relief. I hope Silva shakes off whatever has made him an “inescable vortex of suck” these past few years but I don’t think a few scoreless innings in ST means jack.

  2. D-Luxxx - Mar 17, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Agreed, Silva has been a mess even before he went to Seattle. The Twins were wise in not resigning him. It’s kind of sad when a “sinker ball” pitcher becomes a “stinker ball” pitcher.

  3. Jamie - Mar 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    When a pitcher follows 1,000 terrible regular season innings with 7 scoreless spring training innings, it’s safe to assume he’s turned a corner. Right?

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