No-no CAN be done, Cubs’ Zambrano shows

The Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano broke the team’s 36-year no-hitter drought Sunday, no-hitting the Houston Astros for a 5-0 victory.

The game technically was an Astros’ “home” date played in Milwaukee because of Hurricane Ike, but it was mostly Cubs fans commuting to Miller Park who made got to witness Zambrano’s no-no.

Zambrano lost the perfect game in the fourth when he walked Michael Bourn, but he followed up my getting Miguel Tejada to ground into a 4-6-3 double-play. Zambrano also hit Hunter Pence with a pitch in the fifth, and former Met David Newhan nearly broke up the no-no that inning with a line drive down the first-base line, but the ball was snagged by Derrek Lee to end the inning.

So the Cubs’ count is now at 0 games, 0 years. The Mets’ count is at 7,468 games over nearly 47 seasons. Sigh.

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