On Sunday night, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was on top of the baseball world when he threw a no-hitter against the Houston Astros. Today, Zambrano was no Johnny Vander Meer.
At Wrigley Field this afternoon Zambrano gave up 8 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in only one inning and two thirds against the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Kennedy blasted a grand slam against Zambrano in the 1st inning. The Cardinals went on to win 12-6.
Baseball giveth. Baseball taketh away.
However, the Cubs could clinch the NL Central as early as tomorrow. So all is well in Wrigleyville.