|Zambrano leaves game with cramps in sixth inning|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 03 August 2007 10:19|
Zambrano, who tied a career high with seven walks, had just given up a homer to Ramon Castro and had a 1-1 count on Shawn Green when trainer Mark O'Neal and manager Lou Piniella came to mound. After a brief chat, Piniella took the ball and called on Carlos Marmol.
Zambrano, bidding to become the major league's first 15-game winner, allowed two hits and a run in his five innings-plus. He didn't give up a hit until David Wright's two-out single in the fifth. He then struck out Marlon Anderson with the bases loaded and pumped his fist emphatically as he came off the mound.
Zambrano threw 93 pitches on a 77-degree day with the wind blowing in at Wrigley Field.