Carlos Zambrano will be back on the mound Wednesday night as the Cubs starter for the first time since April 20th. I’m not sure what to expect, but I can tell you it’s about time. Is anyone else excited to see his comeback?
I don’t necessarily care how his start goes. I’m just hoping he is able to hit the strike zone and make it through at least five innings. Hell, even if he throws seven innings of two-run ball, he’ll likely still get a loss.
Either way, I’ll finally be glued to the screen for at least the beginning of Wednesday night’s contest to see Zambrano’s first start in over a month. I’m confident he will eventually get back to what we’ve come to expect of him and I’m not at all disappointed that Gorzelanny was moved to the pen.
I understand Gorzelanny was having a pretty good season thus far, but I have no doubts that it wasn’t going to last. His career is the definition of mediocrity and Zambrano certainly has a much better track record. I can already hear all of the “it’s about what they’re doing now” talk. I don’t care what Gorzelanny or Zambrano have done this year…well I kind of do…but in regards to this situation I don’t. Zambrano is the better starter, period!
With the excitement of the St. Louis series drained by horrible play, this may be the last time I actually get that urge to intently watch a Cubs game. Let’s hope Zambrano doesn’t disappoint.