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Lowe Gets Hit Hard Again For Peoria

Lowe Gets Hit Hard Again For Peoria

Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010
Posted: 7:40 p.m.
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Johnnie Lowes AFL experience took another ugly turn Wednesday afternoon as Peoria dropped a 9-2 decision to visiting Surprise. Lowe made his second start of the season and for the second time, he was hit hard.

The right-hander, who was 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA this season at Double-A Birmingham, allowed seven runs on seven hits in three innings. Two of those hits were home runs as his ERA climbed to 12 in six AFL innings. Hes allowed three homers in six innings after surrendering five in 120 13 innings with the Barons.

Charlie Leesman, who spent time with Class-A Winston-Salem and Birmingham during the season, also pitched and tossed a scoreless inning.

Eduardo Escobar continued his tear, going 2-for-5, to extend his hitting streak to three games. Hes hitting .360 through seven games. Jared Mitchell went hitless in four at-bats while Jason Bour was 0-for-1.

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

Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

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Kyle Hendricks takes in a Blackhawks game with... Bastian Schweinsteiger?

A Cubs pitcher taking in a Blackhawks game in a suite is nothing special, but doing so with a World Cup winner is... different.

Kyle Hendricks was spotted by the cameras of Thursday's Blackhawks-Coyotes broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. The guy he was standing next to was none other than Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a World Cup with Germany and Champions League winner with Bayern Munich.

Hendricks is known for being reserved on the mound and in his interviews with the media. Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger was filmed yelling "Bear Down" in the hallway of Toyota Park after a Fire practice earlier in the day.

There's no telling what inspired Schweinsteiger to do this, but he has definitely embraced Chicago sports teams since joining the Fire in March of 2017.

Makes you wonder what Hendricks and Schweinsteiger were talking about. Best places to get brats in Chicago?

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson gets standing ovation from United Center crowd in Chicago return

Niklas Hjalmarsson played for the Blackhawks for 10 years and won three Stanley Cups with the team so his return to the United Center was a big deal.

The defenseman, now with the Arizona Coyotes, made his return to Chicago in Thursday's game. The Blackhawks had a tribute video for him during the game and the crowd gave him a standing ovation after the video.

He was teary-eyed after getting the warm reception.

Hjalmarsson was traded by the Blackhawks to the Coyotes for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin after the 2016-17 season. He played against the Blackhawks on Oct. 21 and again on Feb. 12 last season, but both games were in Arizona.

Injuries limited Hjalmarsson to 48 games last season and he missed Arizona's only trip to the United Center last season, which came in December.

Watch the video above to see Hjalmarsson's tribute and reaction.