Monday, September 15, 2008
Zambrano Throws a No-no!
CUBS BREAKING NEWS -- ZAMBRANO THROWS NO-HITTER VERSUS ASTROS
The Cubs were eager to get Carlos Zambrano back in the
rotation. On Sunday night, he showed why.
Zambrano threw his first career no-hitter and the first by
a Cubs pitcher in 36 years as Chicago beat the Houston
Astros 5-0 in a makeup game played in front of a very
pro Cubs crowd of 23,441 at Miller Park.
The two teams had been forced to relocate after Hurricane Ike
struck Texas and the Houston area Saturday morning. Zambrano
(14-5) struck out 10 Astros in his 110-pitch outing while
walking one and hitting a batter.
It was the first no-hitter by a Cubs pitcher since Milt Pappas
did so Sept. 2, 1972, in an 8-0 win over San Diego, and the
ninth by a Chicago pitcher since 1900.