Big Z hit in face by line drive in winter ball start
Carlos Zambrano had his best outing in Venezuela on Friday, giving up one unearned run on two hits and two walks over five innings but had to leave the game after being hit in the face by a line drive.
Zambrano was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and needed six stitches, according to reports. He told the Caribes manager that he intends to make his next start, which would be Wednesday or Thursday.
Caribes beat Magallanes, 3-1, but Zambrano did not get a decision. He faced 19 batters, and struck out four before he was hit by a line drive by Ezequiel Carrera.