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The injury bug that swept through St. Louis the last couple weeks seems to be descending upon Chicago. Carlos Zambrano left his game yesterday in the 7th inning with discomfort in his shoulder. He’ll be undergoing an MRI today, but the situation is one likely to bring back dancing visions of the so-called Cubs curse.
Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson are also gimpy for the Cubs, but neither of them are nearly the impact player that Zambrano is. If he misses any starts at all, or worse, has to go on the DL, the Cubs starting rotation will take a huge hit. Zambrano has been very good this year, seemingly rebounding from drop-offs the last couple years.
The Cubs attempted to rally after Zambrano was taken out, scoring one run in the 9th, but fell short.