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Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Topic Start: July 03, 2007, 06:04:38 PM »

July 3, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05

Carlos Zambrano
9-6, 4.20 ERA

Tim Redding
0-0, 0.00 ERA

Alfonso Soriano (LF)
Ryan Theriot (SS)
Derrek Lee (1B)
Cliff Floyd (RF)
Mark DeRosa (3B)
Mike Fontenot (2B)
Angel Pagan (CF)
Koyie Hill (C)
Carlos Zambrabo (P)

Ryan Langerhans (CF)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Ryan Church (LF)
Felipe Lopez (SS)
Brian Schneider (C)
Robert Fick (RF)
Tim Redding (P)

Zambrano's self-declared "second season" is going much better than the first. The right-hander decided he was starting over on June 6, and since then, Zambrano has gone 4-1 with a 1.43 ERA. He's also struck out 20 batters in his past two starts. In his last game against the Rockies, Zambrano fanned eight and gave up just two runs on five hits over six innings.

Michah Bowie was scheduled to make this start, but he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with mild synovitis in his left hip. Redding, who has gone 9-5 with a 5.32 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Columbus this season, has not pitched in the Majors since 2005, when he was with the Yankees. He's 2-4 with a 3.44 ERA in 11 appearances against the Cubs over his career. General manager Jim Bowden indicated that Redding got the call because it was regular turn to throw, but he gave no indication if Redding will stay with the team. If he does, Redding will pitch against the Brewers on Saturday. Redding will become the 10th starting pitcher for the Nationals this season, tying the Phils for most in the NL.