Final
  for this game

Zambrano hopes to get back on track against Braves

Apr 18, 2007 - 1:55 PM Chicago Cubs (5-8) at Atlanta (9-4) 7:35 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- With all the changes the Chicago Cubs made in the offseason, the one thing they figured they could count on was Carlos Zambrano.

Zambrano (1-2, 7.88 ERA) takes the hill Wednesday as the Cubs open a two-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

The Cubs added Ted Lilly and Jason Marquis to the rotation, but Zambrano was projected as the staff ace after posting a 16-7 record with a 3.41 ERA in 2006. The burly righthander has allowed 14 runs and walked 11 in 16 innings in three starts this season.

Kyle Davies (0-0, 2.70) gets his second start of the season for the Braves. The 23-year-old righthander allowed two runs while striking out eight but did not factor in the decision on April 8 against the New York Mets.

Atlanta split a two-game series with Washington, picking up a win Tuesday behind seven strong innings from John Smoltz and Kelly Johnson's first four-hit game.

The Cubs will be without $136 million center fielder and leadoff hitter Alfonso Soriano. The All-Star strained his hamstring on Monday and is expected to be out for a week.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 9 0
    ATLANTA 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 x 8 11 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO, SCOTT EYRE (7TH), NEAL COTTS (7TH) AND
    MICHAEL BARRETT
    ATL - KYLE DAVIES, TYLER YATES (6TH), OSCAR VILLARREAL
    (7TH), STEVE COLYER (8TH), PET

    Apr 18 10:45 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: N Cotts relieved S Eyre.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, K JOHNSON ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C Jones (.314, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 10:07 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - PITCHING CHANGE
    CHN: NEAL COTTS (0-0, 0.00) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, K JOHNSON ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6, ATLANTA 8
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.314, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 10:07 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED CHRIS WOODWARD.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, K JOHNSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.314, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Apr 18 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED CHRIS WOODWARD.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, K JOHNSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.314, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY JOHNSON SCORED SCOTT THORMAN AND MATT DIAZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K JOHNSON ON FIRST, C WOODWARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.302, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Apr 18 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY JOHNSON SCORED SCOTT THORMAN AND MATT DIAZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K JOHNSON ON FIRST, C WOODWARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.302, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 10:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: C Woodward hit for O Villarreal.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, M DIAZ ON FIRST, S THORMAN ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C Woodward (.267, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Apr 18 9:59 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Diaz hit for R Langerhans.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, S THORMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M Diaz (.321, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 18 9:57 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: R Theriot at second base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B McCann (.340, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 18 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: S Eyre relieved C Zambrano.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B McCann (.340, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 18 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - PITCHING CHANGE
    CHN: SCOTT EYRE (0-0, 10.38) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6, ATLANTA 5
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.340, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 18 9:51 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 6 8 0
    ATLANTA 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 8 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO (OUT)
    ATL - OSCAR VILLARREAL

    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.340, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    J FRANCOEUR (.265, 1-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)
    S THORMAN (.207,

    Apr 18 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY OSCAR VILLARREAL ALLOWED DERREK LEE TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 6
    ATLANTA 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A RAMIREZ (.375, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 9:50 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED FELIX PIE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D LEE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 5
    ATLANTA 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: A RAMIREZ (.375, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 9:48 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MICHAEL BARRETT SCORED ARAMIS RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C FLOYD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 4
    ATLANTA 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.245, 1-FOR-2)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 9:24 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ARAMIS RAMIREZ SCORED DERREK LEE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 3
    ATLANTA 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: C FLOYD (.286, 0-FOR-2)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 9:17 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SCOTT THORMAN (2) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF CARLOS ZAMBRANO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2, ATLANTA 5
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: R LANGERHANS (.077, 0-FOR-1, HBP)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 9:08 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 1 0 2 3 0
    ATLANTA 4 0 0 0 4 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO
    ATL - KYLE DAVIES

    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: J JONES (.250, 1-FOR-1)
    C IZTURIS (.200, 0-FOR-1)
    C ZAMBRANO (.375, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 18 8:51 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY MARK DEROSA SCORED FELIX PIE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    ATLANTA 4 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.380, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 8:23 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 0 1 2 0
    ATLANTA 4 4 4 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO
    ATL - KYLE DAVIES

    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: K DAVIES (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    K JOHNSON (.217, 0-FOR-1)
    E RENTERIA (.314, 1-FOR-1)

    Apr 18 8:07 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JEFF FRANCOEUR (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF CARLOS ZAMBRANO SCORED ANDRUW JONES AND BRIAN
    MCCANN.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1, ATLANTA 4
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: S THORMAN (.154, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 7:53 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN MCCANN SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MCCANN ON FIRST, A JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1
    ATLANTA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.261, 2 HR, 12 RBI)

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 7:52 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 1 1 1 0
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHN - CARLOS ZAMBRANO
    ATL - KYLE DAVIES

    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: K JOHNSON (.222, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
    E RENTERIA (.300, 2 HR, 8 RBI)
    C JONES (.313, 4 HR, 8 RB

    Cubs vs. BravesApr 18 7:43 PM