Lou Piniella indicated in his post-game press conference on Tuesday night that Carlos Zambrano removed himself from the game after the 5th inning. Piniella stated that Zambrano told the pitching coach he was not feeling good and he will see team orthopedist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on Wednesday.
Piniella stated the Cubs would know more on Wednesday.
Updated – 9/3/08 – 12:20am C.T. – According to a report in the Sun-Times, Carlos Zambrano complained of “soreness in his right arm when he left his start early Wednesday night, throwing into doubt his status for the remainder of the season and the postseason.” Lou Piniella speculated arm pain and indicated if Zambrano cannot pitch that Sean Marshall would be inserted into the rotation.
Piniella sounded concerned and not as matter of fact as his answer was.
Update – The report in the Sun-Times indicated the Cubs will know more once Zambrano visits the doctor on Wednesday.
Will update as more information becomes available….