The Apotheosis of Big Z

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Carlos Zambrano finally picked up his first win as a Miami Marlin, after figuring out that Heath Bell could not give up a lead if he never got a chance to pitch. Even though Big Z knew that Bell is no longer the Marlins closer, he managed to fit in a subtle message upon finishing up a 4-0 victory against the Astros.

Zambrano's line:

9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0.452 WPA

For the season, he's given up just 9 runs in 41 innings, though he is being helped by a .234 BABIP (career average is .276). Still, his BB/9 is down to 3.07 (compared to 4.05 for his career) and by all accounts he has been a model citizen thus far in his Marlins tenure. By the law of averages, that means he is bound to issue 12 walks and attack Billy the Marlin in his next start.


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