Friday, March 13, 2009

Zambano gets opening day start against Astros.

Carlos Zambrano has been picked to male his fifth straight opening-day start for the Chicago Cubs.

Manager Lou Piniella said Thursday he picked Zambrano over Ryan Dempster for the April 6 start against Houston after discussing the choice with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Zambrano was 14-6 with a 3.91 ERA in 30 starts last season. Dempster was 17-6 with a 2.96 ERA and made the NL All-Star team.

He is going to murder the little league bats that the Stros' are using right now. First game prediction: Cubs 6 Astros 2

Houston Chronicle

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