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Cubs' Flaherty Continues To Produce For Mesa

Cubs' Flaherty Continues To Produce For Mesa

Friday Oct. 15, 2010
Posted: 6:10

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Angels prospect Brandon Wood connected for a three-run double in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday to give Mesa an 8-7 victory over Surprise. The Rafters had scored twice in the top half of the inning.

Infielder Ryan Flaherty, who split the regular season between Tennessee and Daytona, had a crucial sacrifice to keep the inning going. He was 1-for-4 and has hit safely in all three games in which he has appeared.

David Cales allowed a run in 23 of an inning and has now allowed three runs in 1 23 innings.
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Eduardo Escobar had a pair of hits, including a double, but it wasnt enough as the Saguaros dropped a 13-5 decision to the Peoria Javelinas on Friday. Escobar, who split the regular season between Winston-Salem and Birmingham, also drew a walk and has three hits in nine at-bats through three games.

Jared Mitchell went 0-for-5 with an RBI and is now hitless in his last nine at-bats. The RBI was his first of the season. Henry Mabee, who pitched at Birmingham during the regular season, got hit hard out of the pen, allowing five runs on fours hits over two innings.

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

96 Days to Kickoff: Jacobs

96 Days to Kickoff: Jacobs

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O'Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we'll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: Jacobs

Head coach: Bill Mitz

Assistant coaches: Bubba Smith, Mike Warren, Brian Zimmerman, JM Foote, Ryan Arndt and Bob Mackey

How they fared in 2017: 6-4 (5-3 Fox Valley Conference). Jacobs made the Class 7A playoff field. The Golden Eagles lost to Lincoln-Way West in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 Hampshire 

Aug. 31 @ Huntley 

Sept. 7 Dundee-Crown 

Sept. 14 @ McHenry 

Sept. 21 Neuqua Valley 

Sept. 28 Prairie Ridge 

Oct. 5 @ Cary-Grove 

Oct. 12 Crystal Lake South 

Oct. 19 @ Crystal Lake Central

Biggest storyline: Can the Golden Eagles move up in the Fox Valley Conference pecking order in 2018?

Names to watch this season: OT Joacheim Price and OL Nick Zonta

Biggest holes to fill: The Golden Eagles will need to replace its entire starting linebacker group from a season ago.

EDGY's Early Take: Year in and year out, Jacobs is always a factor in the rugged Fox Valley Conference (seven playoff appearances in the last eight years). The Golden Eagles return some starters in several key spots. If the underclassmen group can step up this summer, look for Jacobs to challenge for the FVC conference title and a higher seed in 7A come IHSA playoff time. 
 

Carlos Rodon's first rehab start went well, White Sox set date for next one

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Carlos Rodon's first rehab start went well, White Sox set date for next one

Carlos Rodon's return to the South Side is coming soon.

The top-five draft pick recovering from last fall's shoulder surgery made his first rehab start Saturday with Class A Kannapolis and threw well. Rodon allowed just one run on three hits in his five innings of work, striking out six and walking none.

The White Sox announced Sunday that Rodon's second rehab start will come Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte.

As for the exact date Rodon returns to the big league roster, it's unknown at this point. General manager Rick Hahn said that Rodon will make multiple rehab starts. One might look to the pitcher's recovery from a spring injury last year as a guide. Rodon made four rehab starts in June before debuting with the White Sox on June 28.

This recovery is different, of course. Rodon is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on May 28.