Carlos Zambrano continues to impress with a solid spring thus far. Zambrano pitched 3 innings against the Colorado Rockies, giving up just 1 ER on 5 hits and no walks. He struck out 1, but you have to love the fact that his control has been outstanding this spring. In 3 starts, Zambrano has put together an exciting 1.13 ERA.
Sean Marshall tossed a scoreless inning in relief and lowered his spring ERA to 2.70.
In a bid to make the opening day roster, Braden Looper was roughed up for 3 runs on a 3-run home run in the 7th inning. Looper now has a 7.20 spring ERA.
The Cubs bats were extremely quiet in the loss. The Cubs managed just 5 hits and no runs against 5 Rockies pitchers. Blake DeWitt, Starlin Castro and Geovany Soto each had hits.