They wanted him to reduce the amount of time he spent on the computer. He did, and now e-mails his family in Venezuela for one to two hours a day, instead of four to five hours.
On May 7, 2004, Zambrano threw a two-hit complete-game shutout against the Rockies, and was 1-0 in two starts against them last year.
Whenever he starts, he is entertaining.
The Cubs expect Corey Patterson back in the lineup following a two-game absence. The center fielder suffered a mild sprain of his left wrist after a collision on Monday night with Jeromy Burnitz, and did not start Tuesday or Wednesday.
RHP Jason Jennings
1-6, 7.05 ERA in 2005
1-1, 4.85 ERA in 2004 vs. CHC
RHP Carlos Zambrano
3-2, 3.59 ERA in 2005
1-0, 2.40 ERA in 2004 vs. COL
Player to watch
Neifi Perez is a career .375 hitter against the Rockies, and is 8-for-14 lifetime against Jennings with a double.
"You can run all you want to, and guys can steal second 18 times a game. It still comes down to guys [have] to hit with runners in scoring position." -- Cubs manager Dusty Baker on the offense
On the Internet
Official game notes
COL: Fox Sports Net
COL: KOA 850 AM
CHC: WGN 720 AM
The Cubs were 5-1 against the Rockies last year. ... Colorado is 3-20 on the road this year. ... Todd Helton is 3-for-13 against Zambrano while Aaron Miles is 2-for-7, and Preston Wilson is 1-for-9. ... Michael Barrett is 1-for-3 against Jennings, Jeromy Burnitz is 1-for-7, Todd Hollandsworth is 3-for-3, Derrek Lee is 3-for-12, Patterson 2-for-9, Aramis Ramirez is 1-for-8 and Todd Walker is 3-for-10. ... Walker was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, and left-hander Mike Remlinger (non-displaced fracture of his left little finger) was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 21.
Friday: vs. Rockies, 1:20 p.m. CT
Saturday: vs. Rockies, 12:05 p.m. CT
Sunday: vs. Rockies, 1:20 p.m. CT