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Cubs' Zambrano leaves in 2nd inning

Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:21 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 8:57 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Carlos ZambranoCubs starter Carlos Zambrano left Thursday's game in the second inning of Thursday's game against the Giants after what the WGN-TV crew called "lower back soreness."

Zambrano was seen stretching his back in the first inning and then came out of the game after giving up a walk, a bunt single an RBI bloop single to the first three batters of the second inning.

He was replaced by Marcos Mateo who was able to get out of the inning without further damage.

Zambrano is 6-4 with a 4.34 ERA this season. He had allowed two hits and an unearned run, striking out one when he left. He did have an error that led to the one run that scored.

UPDATE: Zambrano went to the hospital to have an MRI, but the Cubs don't believe it's anything serious ( via Twitter).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:59 am

Cubs' Zambrano leaves in 2nd inning

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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:54 pm

Cubs' Zambrano leaves in 2nd inning

"lower back soreness." = pain in the ass?

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:42 pm

Cubs' Zambrano leaves in 2nd inning

I am so tired of Big Z, he has never lived up to his talent potential except on fleeting occasions, I hope the Cubs trade him. The whole damn rotation needs to be scrapped and start over except for Cashner. Too early to tell on him. Everyone else, trade or cut in the off season (or during the season for that matter, it's a lost season anyways.)

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