Friday, April 29, 2011
Posted: 10:43 p.m.
By Jeremy Lynn
Jake Peavy was back on the mound Friday night for Triple-A Charlotte, and took possibly his biggest step towards making his first major-league start of 2011.
Pitching for the first time since leaving a start for Double-A Birmingham with soreness in his surgically repaired lattisimus dorsi area on April 18, Peavy threw 85 pitches, allowing three runs on eight hits including a homer. He struck out eight and walked none.
"I gave up a few runs, a two-run homer late, but I made a lot of good pitches," Peavy told the Chicago Tribune. "I couldn't feel any better stuff-wise. I thought I was much better than I've been in the past. I feel better than I have in quite some time."
Peavy is set to make another start Wednesday for Double-A Birmingham, and if all goes well he could join the White Sox rotation in time to make a start on Chicago's west coast trip that begins in Seattle and goes on to Anaheim early May 9-11.