Carlos Zambrano did it all against the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. Not only did the Cubs ace toss 7 innings of 1-run ball to go along with his game- winning homer, but he managed to do so with only half of his upper right molar intact.
(I’m okay, it wath only my toof.)
Prior to the start of the fifth inning, Cubs trainer Mark O’Neal rushed to the mound to tend to a grimacing Zambrano without knowing his dentistry problem. By the time he got there, Big Z had remedied the situation by spitting out the cracked piece of molar, and after a brief mound conference, he was primed to pitch again.
Check out the root (tee-hee!) of the injury, after the jump.