Carlos Zambrano appeared to be finished earlier in the season. Since his return, Big Z has successfully gone 7-0, with a 1.27 ERA in his last 10 starts. Zambrano looks to finish strong as he takes the mound today.
Big Z has received a ton of criticism following his tirade in the dugout. Cubs’ fans were crying for a trade of Zambrano and Management had grown tired of it and placed him on the restricted list and forced him to undergo anger management classes. It appeared that Big Z was done in Chicago but that would not be the case. Carlos Zambrano returned and quietly went about his business. Big Z appears calmer and more collected than ever. Keeping his emotions under control, Zambrano has gone out and delivered a quality start in every appearance since rejoining the rotation. He has proven that he is the ace of the starting rotation. The numbers tell the tale.
Zambrano hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13 innings of work. He is arguably the best starting pitcher in the majors since the all-star break. He has only allowed 7 earned runs in his last 59 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .183 batting average.
Big Z faces the team that he got his no-hitter against two years ago today. His mother will be in the stands supporting him as he finishes the season, hopefully on a high note, against the Houston Astros. It’s good to see Big Z doing so well. He deserves a lot of credit for turning himself around. I tip my cap to him. Good job, Big Z!