4/30 Big Z: "I'm ready for anything"
Carlos Zambrano was called on to pitch in the eighth inning Friday, his first appearance since Monday, which would be a normal break if he was starting and pitching on short rest.
“I used to be a starting pitcher so I’m pretty familiar with the time,” Zambrano said. “I felt good today. I was able to pitch an inning today and keep the score like that.”
Is he ready to go back to back?
“I’m ready for anything,” Zambrano said.
Big Z gave up two hits and struck out one in one inning of relief in the Cubs’ 11-5 victory over the D-Backs.
— Carrie Muskat