Carlos Zambrano Pitches the first No-Hitter for the Cubs in 36 Years

It was an unusual game for the Cubs tonight.  The Cubs were to play the Houston Astros this weekend in Houston, but Hurricane Ike pushed the gams back.  MLB decided to move the games to Miller Park, the home of the Brewers.  On September 14, 2008 number 38, Carlos Zambrano took the mound.  Zambrano’s last start was 12 days ago and he took himself out of the game during the 5th inning do to arm discomfort.  He took a long rest and 12 days later he came back to pitch. 

The Cubs went on to win the game 5-0 and Zambrano threw a no hitter.  If you don’t know what a no hitter is, it means the opposing team cannot get on to base with a hit.  Zambrano allowed one walk, which took away the chance for Zambrano to pitch a perfect game which has no walks and no hits.  Zambrano threw the first no hitter in 36 years after Milt Pappas.  In Pappa’s game back in 1972, he threw a no hitter and allowed one walk.  Rookie, starting Catcher Geovany Soto called the game from behind the plate.  The Cubs now have a 7.5 game lead in their division.  Congrats to Big and the Cubbies! 

Mason

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