Armando Galarraga is going to need more than two runs if he's going to beat a pissed off Carlos Zambrano. Of course, Zambrano is always pissed off but when he's pissed off and focused he can be pretty good. He was both of those things Friday night as he pitched his Chicago Cubs team to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Zambrano went six innings and gave up two runs and four hits to earn his third win of the season. The two runs came in the first inning when Justin Upton hit a ball about as far as you will see a ball hit. 455 feet was the official ruling on his two-run blast that accounted for the D-backs two RBI of the night.
Galarraga was decent enough, giving up six hits and three runs (all earned) in seven innings of work. The fourth run was allowed by Esmerling Vasquez who continues to be shaky out of the pen. The talented but much-hated Alfonso Soriano hit two sole homers in the game.
The D-backs and Cubs are back it Saturday with Ian Kennedy trying to repeat his complete game "baby was just born" performance in his last outing.
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