The Miami Marlins took the series against the Phillies after a 5-1 win on the road Sunday. Carlos Zambrano got the W, as well as his first home run as a Marlin.
Carlos Zambrano is 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA. Big Z has really shined on the road. In six road starts, Zambrano is 3-1 with a 1.65 ERA, 35 SO’s and only 13 BB’s. In his five home starts, by comparison, he is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA, 21 SO’s and 15 BB’s. His only complete game is on the road (at Houston).
Big Z is also swinging the bat better on the road. He has a .231 average on the road and a .100 average in Miami. Zambrano strikes out less frequently away from home. He averages 2.5 at bats per strikeout at home and 13.0 at bats per strikeout away. And as previously mentioned, he hit his only home run yesterday at Philadelphia.
About the Author
Written by Joseph Inza
Born and raised in Miami, FL, I have always had a passion for all South Florida sports teams. I graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a double major in Electronic Media and Sports Administration. As an intern with the Miami Heat in the 2010-11 Season, I experienced the most anticipated and media-frenzied season of any NBA team in recent history. I am highly interested in the statistical side of sports and am motivated to share that passion with the public.