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But Two Zambranos is the Best

Aug 09 2005 09:12 AM

Last night's matchup of Victor Zambrano (Mets) and Carlos Zambrano (Cubs) was the seventh time in Mets history that pitchers with the same last names started against each other:

Date Mets pitcher Opp. pitcher Result

7/7/62 Al Jackson Larry Jackson Mets 5, Cardinals 4

5/30/63Al Jackson Larry Jackson Cubs 12, Mets 0

7/7/65 Al Jackson Larry Jackson Cubs 8, Mets 3

6/30/75George Stone Steve Stone Mets 5, Cubs 1

9/11/91Tony Castillo Frank Castillo Mets 4, Cubs 1

5/11/99Bobby J. Jones Bobby M. Jones Rockies 8, Mets 5

Aug 09 2005 09:22 AM

You're forgetting that time that Takashi Kashiwada squared off against his brother, Bob.

Frayed Knot
Aug 09 2005 09:54 AM

The Rockies played a DH yesterday starting Sun-Woo & B.Y. Kim in each of the games.

Aug 09 2005 09:54 AM

"The Zambranos" would make a great circus act name

No- "The Lucky Zambranos"

Aug 09 2005 10:06 AM

How bizarre that five of the seven times were against the Cubs, featuring four different pairs of pitching names.

Aug 09 2005 02:19 PM

You will lose your mind when Zambranos aren't two of a kind...

Aug 09 2005 02:27 PM

from the blog about Mets and West coast trips..

), didn't win a West Coast series until 1965 (when we somehow beat the Giants), didn't sweep a West Coast series until 1968 (the first year we played .500 on the Coast),