August 26, 2009 |
Josh Willingham had two homers and six RBIs, Elijah Dukes hit a grand slam in a six-run fifth inning and the Nationals rocked Carlos Zambrano in his return from the disabled list, routing the Chicago Cubs, 15-6, on Tuesday night. Dukes drove in a career-high five runs as the Nationals sent the Cubs to their 13th loss in 18 games, bringing out the boos at Wrigley Field. Chicago fell nine games out of first in the NL Central. Willingham was four for four with a solo homer in the fourth off Zambrano and a three-run shot off Tom Gorzelanny in the eighth.
October 2, 2008
On the air: TV--TBS. Radio--790, 930. Update: Chad Billingsley didn't look particularly sharp in his last two starts, but the Dodgers' early clinching of the NL West title allowed him to get some extra rest. Instead of starting the regular-season finale Sunday as planned, Billingsley pitched two innings in relief, both of them scoreless. He lost in his only start at Wrigley Field this season but didn't pitch poorly, as he limited the Cubs to two runs over six innings. Carlos Zambrano no-hit Houston on Sept.
June 7, 2007 |
Carlos Zambrano controlled his temper and his pitches. After a meltdown in his previous start that included a fight with his catcher, Zambrano struck out a season-high nine and led the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-2, on Wednesday. Going into this game, Zambrano said he told himself, "Tomorrow is the season opening, opening night for you. Forget about anything else."
September 15, 2008 |
at Philadelphia 7-6, Milwaukee 3-1: Brett Myers (10-11) pitched a two-hitter in the second game, and the Phillies moved to within one game of first-place New York in the NL East. Shane Victorino was four for four and Pat Burrell hit a home run. In the first game, Ryan Howard and Victorino each hit a home run. Atlanta 7, at New York 4: Fill-in closer Luis Ayala (2-9) gave up a go-ahead home run to pinch-hitter Greg Norton and the Braves rallied for five runs in the ninth inning.
May 23, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: Cubs at Chicago Friday through Sunday: Rockies at Denver The Dodgers don't have a proven ace, but the Chicago Cubs do, and that's a problem for both teams. As the Dodgers push Clayton Kershaw to the front of a thin rotation — in a year in which he might have been a college senior — the Cubs are about to put Carlos Zambrano back in their rotation. In 2007, with Zambrano on his way to finishing fifth in the Cy Young Award voting for the third time in four years, the Cubs signed him to a $92-million extension.
June 6, 2006 |
Normally excitable, Carlos Zambrano was perfectly calm before taking his no-hit bid into the eighth inning Monday night. In fact, he even said it'd be all right if the Houston Astros broke it up. A few batters later, they did. Zambrano held Houston hitless for 7 1/3 innings before Preston Wilson grounded an opposite-field single, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Astros, 8-0. Moments earlier, Zambrano said he told pitching coach Larry Rothschild: " 'Whatever happens in this inning, will happen.