Scouting Today’s Starters from
Carlos Zambrano – Zambrano had to come out of his last start against the Pirates because of cramping in his forearm and leg. It’s not the first time this has happened, and the Cubs aren’t sure what to do to stop it. He gave up three hits over six scoreless innings and struck out six, including the first four batters he faced. Big Z is expected to be matched up against Aaron Harang again. He hasn’t beaten him in four starts so far.

Bronson Arroyo – Arroyo pitched seven scoreless innings but was a 2-0 loser on Saturday vs. the Giants, as the Reds lineup went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight on base. The right-hander gave up five hits and struck out two and tied a career high with five walks and hit one batter. But he worked out of early danger in what was a strong outing. Cincinnati scored two runs or less in 14 of Arroyo√≠ 33 starts — including three shutouts. The club is 12-21 in his starts despite 21 quality outings.

  • He’s an economical pitcher who locates his pitches well. Right-handed hitters find him particularly tough.
  • Needs to work on his ability to pitch beyond the sixth inning and isn’t as effective from the stretch with runners on.
  • 1-0, 2.45 in last 18.1 IP

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