Hate to say it, but this was typical Zambrano. Big game, big moment, big bust.
I’ve said it for three seasons: Z is not the staff ace–Ted Roosevelt Lilly is.
I understand it’s one game, one bad outing. But Zambrano, unfortunately, has proven his emotions are in control, not his brain.
That’s not the mark of an ace or the guy you want on the hill in a big game or a guy you pay $19M per year. He’s a No. 5 starter with No. 1 stuff and that’s a shame.
Carlos has thrown six-consecutive Opening Days–he’s won just once. His other starts were nothing to write home about, either. Put Zambrano where he belongs, which certainly isn’t the No.1 for 2011.