Same face, new place: Zambrano takes on Cards in Miami
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 15: : Pitcher Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Miami Marlins pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on June 15, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) By J. Meric
MIAMI (BaseballStL) -- It will be odd seeing Carlos Zambrano donning a uniform that isn't the Cubbie blue pinstripes when he takes the mound against the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
The oft-temperamental Zambrano has been calm, cool and collective in the 31 career appearances, which includes 28 starts against the Cardinals. The righty has posted a 12-6 record with a 3.40 ERA and has no-decisions in his last two outings against the visiting Redbirds.
Zambrano is 3-0 with a 3.66 ERA in the nine games (seven starts) since his last loss to St. Louis which came on September 19, 2008 at Wrigley Field.
This season, Zambrano has posted a 4-5 record with a 4.01 ERA in 14 starts.
The Cardinals will send Kyle Lohse to the mound for the sixteenth time this season. Lohse recorded the first ever win at Marlins Park on April 4 after allowing only one run and two hits over 7.1 innings. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning.
Lohse has found some success against the Marlins in eight career starts. He has posted a 3-2 record with a 3.99 ERA in seven starts.
Despite a 1-1 record in June, the 33-year-old right hander has cooled down the opposition's offense with a 1.63 ERA.