5/27 Big Z’s milestones
Carlos Zambrano went 3-for-3 and allowed two runs over six innings to earn the win in the Cubs’ 9–3 victory Thursday over the Mets. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the eighth game in which Zambrano recorded three or more hits and was the winning pitcher, the highest total since Bob Gibson retired in 1975 with eight such victories.
Zambrano also has the most such wins in modern Cubs history (that is, since 1900), with two more than Grover Alexander or Mordecai Brown.
Still not impressed? Zambrano has three more such wins than Babe Ruth, who posted a 94–46 record, primarily for the Red Sox in the teens, but had three or more hits in only five of them.
– Carrie Muskat