Despite losing last night to the playoff-contending Giants, the Cubs keep pitching well. Big Z turned in another solid performance. Zambrano did not allow a run in yet another quality outing.
Big Z is 6-0 with a 1.21 era in his last 8 starts and continues his quest for redemption. The turnaround demonstrates his sincerity to keeping calm and remaining focused on pitching. He deserves alot of credit and fan support. Nice job, Big Z!
The only run of the ballgame came when rookie catcher, Buster Posse belted a blast off Andrew Cashner into the center field bleachers. Minus that one pitch, the pitching staff continues to deliver.
Last night marks the tenth straight game in which the Cubs’ pitching staff allowed 3 or fewer runs. Cubs’ pitchers have a 1.42 era during that span. The only team with a better era in the last ten games is San Francisco, with a 1.01 era.
Tonight, the Cubs will send Randy Wells to the mound.
He is 7-13 with a 4.46 era on the season. He will be opposed by southpaw, Jonathan Sanchez, 11-8 with a 3.21 era.
The Cubs will need another solid pitching performance if we are to beat the Giants.