In yesterday’s Miami Marlins 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, Carlos Zambrano showed us once again how dominate he can be, both on the mound and at the plate.
Coming into the game Zambrano was 3-3 and the Marlins number 5 starter. Zambrano allowed four hits, walked two and struck out seven before leaving with two outs in the eighth. He also scored the game’s first run in the third inning hitting his career 24th homerun; which puts him into eighth on the all-time MLB’s all-time leading home run-hitting pitchers. Zambrano has pitched to a 2.84 era in 73.2 innings of work, though his strike outs are down, he has shown the Marlins and the rest of the league how dominate he still can be.
Last season for the Chicago Cubs he was 9-7 with a 4.82 era. He was traded to the Marlins on January 5, 2012 for pitcher Chris Volstad. The trade was widely viewed as a salary dump, Miami is only responsible for $2.5 million dollars of the $18 million Zambrano is owed.
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Written by HS News Sports Writer: Tim Horodyski