Zambrano flirts with no hitter

June 07, 2006 | Comments (0) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

On monday Chaz "The Bull" Zambrano flirted with a no-hitter against the Astros into the 8th inning. Everything was going good, he bought her a few drinks, told some jokes, and was ready to take her home until the bottom of the 8th when he was cock-blocked by Preston Wilson.

Zambrano also grew tired of his lack of run support and took matters into his own hands, knocking in 4 runs, 3 of which came off a line drive homer that bounced off the top of the wall and over. It looks like the torch has been passed. It used to be Kerry Wood that would receive no run support and get dicked out of wins. But now it seems whenever Chaz pitches a gem, there's a good chance the Cubs' bats shut down on him.

Some quick trivia for you. The last Cubs pitcher to throw a no-no was nearly 34 years ago when Milt Pappas accomplished the feat on 9-2-1972. The 33 year and 9 month drought for the Cubs is the longest by any NL franchise that has had a no-hitter thrown before. The Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and New York Mets have never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.