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Chicago Trio Hit Hard For Mesa

Chicago Trio Hit Hard For Mesa

Thursday Nov. 11, 2010
Posted: 8:45 a.m.
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The trio of Cubs pitchers that took the mound for Mesa Wednesday night did not shine in the Solar Sox 9-6 loss to Phoenix. In fact, it was Jake Muyco, Chris Carpenter and Kyle Smit that allowed all of the Desert Dog runs.

Muyco started and went 3 23 innings, allowing four runs on five hits. Hes allowed runs in each of his starts, giving up three or more runs in four of those efforts. His ERA is 8.85 in 20 13 innings while the opposition is hitting .400 against him.

Carpenter fared slightly better, surrendering two runs in 1 23 innings on three hits. After spending the majority of the season as a starter with Double-A Tennessee, for whom he was 8-6 with a 3.16 ERA, Carpenter has pitched to a 5.68 ERA in 12 23 AFL relief innings.

Smith, meanwhile, took the loss after allowing three runs in 1 13 innings. Hes allowed four runs over his last 2 13 innings, pushing his AFL ERA to 4.76. He had given up only two runs in his first nine innings. Infielder Ryan Flaherty was 1-fr-5 with a run scored.

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

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites has plenty of great IHSA football playoff action from the semifinals on Saturday as NBC Sports Chicago has highlights of many of the area's top matchups. 

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights. 

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This Week's Scores

Class 8A

Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10

Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14

Class 7A

Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7

Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13

Class 6A

Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21

Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7

Class 5A

Phillips 27, Sterling 14

Dunlap 21, Washington 0

Class 4A

Morris 43, Raby 8

Rochester 31, Highland 14

Class 3A

IC Catholic 7, Byron 0

Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2

Class 2A

Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8

Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14

Class 1A

Tuscola 21, Athens 14

Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8

 

Three Things to Watch: Bulls take on Suns

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Three Things to Watch: Bulls take on Suns

Here are Three Things to Watch when the Bulls take on the Phoenix Suns Sunday on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.

1. Something's got to give

What's the opposite of an unstoppable force vs. an immovable object? That's what we'll be looking at when the Bulls have the ball in their hands. Chicago ranks dead last in offensive efficiency, while the Suns have the 2nd worst defensive efficiency in the NBA. That means the Bulls, after scoring a season-high 123 points against the Hornets, can build on that momentum against a Suns defense that allowed 90 points in the FIRST HALF to the Rockets on Thursday.

2. Kris Dunn for real?

Fresh off the best game of his young career - he scored 22 points in a win over the Hornets on Friday - Kris Dunn continues to look like the best point guard on the Bulls roster. He's going through a really solid stretch right now, averaging 13.2 points on 47 percent shooting, 4.2 assists and 2.6 steals over his last four games. With Eric Bledsoe out of Phoenix, Dunn could be in line for another big game going up against Mike James and Tyler Ulis, regardless of whether or not he starts over Jerian Grant.

3. Watch out for Devin Booker

We'll try to get an opponent in here once for every tune-in, and Devin Booker certainly fits the bill. Much like Dunn is doing, Booker is on quite a roll these days. Over his last four games Booker is averaging 30.5 points on 51 percent shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists. The Bulls will need to keep their eyes on Booker at all times, especially after allowing Kemba Walker to go off for 47 points on Friday.