On The Farm: Peoria, Birmingham suffer matinee losses

On The Farm: Peoria, Birmingham suffer matinee losses

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
3:00 PM
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com

CUBS
Peoria (A)
The Chiefs saw their losing streak run to three games Wednesday afternoon after they dropped a 3-1 decision at Wisconsin.

Though Peoria grabbed a 1-0 first-inning lead on Brandon Mays two-out RBI single, it would manage only four hits the rest of the afternoon. Wisconsin starter Hiram Burgos retired 12 straight at one point and allowed only one hit between the May single and the seventh inning.

Carmen Garfields two-run single in the sixth was the difference. Frank Batista took the loss though it was Ronny Morla that actually allowed the two-run single to Garfield.

WHITE SOX
Birmingham (AA)
The Barons stage a late rally Wednesday afternoon at Jacksonville but it wasnt enough as the Suns emerged with a 7-5 victory, handing the visitors their fourth consecutive loss.

Kyle McCulloch allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings in taking the loss. Eduardo Escobars three-run homer fueled the late rally.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks collide with Avalanche tonight on CSN

Five Things to Watch: Bulls host Mavericks in search of third straight win

Cubs meet President Obama in unforgettable, symbolic White House visit: ‘They said this day would never come’

Blackhawks' rough weekend 'a little bit of a wake-up call'

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Reports: Dolphins assistant Jeremiah Washburn to be Bears' new O-line coach

Does Cubs president Theo Epstein have a future in politics?

President Obama, with Cubs at White House: 'Among Sox fans, I'm the Cubs' No. 1 fan'

At Cubs' White House visit, President Obama touts Michelle Obama's Cubs fandom, shouts out Jose Cardenal

Fire trade for midfielder Dax McCarty

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.