Friday, June 22, 2007
Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano pitched magnificently Friday against the Chicago White Sox, limiting them to one run on three hits over eight innings, including 12 strikeouts, tying his career high. In his past four starts, Zambrano has allowed four runs in 31 2/3 innings, accumulating a 1.14 ERA. Zambrano was coming off a game in which he took a no hitter into the 8th, and retired the first ten batters he faced today. This is great news for Cubs fans as he seems poised once again to be the leader of their pitching staff and one of the top pitchers in the majors.