The Cubs may have gotten beat on Friday, but they still reduced the number by one. If the Cubs win today, they’ve locked up the Central Division for the second year in the row.
Carlos Zambrano didn’t last past the second inning after giving up five runs in two-innings of work. I’m giving Big Z the benefit of the doubt as his grandmother had passed away earlier in the week and he didn’t get back into town until late Thursday night.
Whether or not he should have pitched in Friday’s game is between the coaching staff and him. I think he shouldn’t have gotten the start, but Big Z is also a tough competitor.