Carlos Zambrano has hit 16 home runs in his career, and the record for dingers by a pitcher is 38. Could Big Z challenge that?
“If I don’t die, yeah,” Zambrano said. “Sometimes when you think about hitting a home run, like my last at-bat [Thursday], I tried to hit the ball to the moon, and it’s tough. I have to go out and put good wood on the ball and it’ll go out by itself.”
Zambrano struck out twice against Japan’s Yu Darvish in an exhibition game.
— Carrie Muskat