Zambrano Is Reds Daddy

Bullpen BrianCorrespondent IApril 11, 2010

Very cool that Carlos Zambrano let Kosuke Fukudome pick out the pre-game clubhouse music Saturday.

The Fuk went with the Japanese band Funky Monkey Babys…and no, I’ve never heard of them, either.

Good rebound outing for Zambrano, too. He got down early, 3-0, but settled down lasting seven innings. You bank on that from your No.1…especially given the weak middle relief.

Zambrano’s simply owned the Reds lately…7-1 in his last eight starts…going at least seven innings in each outing.

His career numbers are solid against Cincinnati, as well…30 starts16 wins…both career-high marks against any opponent.

But as always, the question remains…will Zambrano pitch this well consistently…even when he’s not facing Cincinnati?

Huge home run for Soriano, who’s just 3-for-17 at the dish. His timing has been off, but maybe the dinger gets him back on the good foot. The Cubs desperately need his bat…especially with Aramis struggling.

Love the stellar defense from Mike Fontenot and Derrek Lee, whose rob-job of Jay Bruce’s laser was a game-saver! DEFENSE MATTERS!

Marmol threw 13 pitches…nine for strikes…and he struck out the side! Thing…of…beauty!

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Think about this…if the Cubs win Sunday they finish the road trip at .500. Then fly home to open the home schedule against Milwaukee Monday.

I’ll take a .500 road trip in April any day…the Funky Monkey Bunch…not so much!