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Was Piniella saving Zambrano for later? Don't ask

Originally Published: October 3, 2007
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Asked whether he could be accused of looking ahead in the series when he took out Carlos Zambrano early to keep him strong for a possible Game 4, Cubs manager Lou Piniella snapped back, "I'm not accused of anything, sir. I've got a good bullpen here, OK, and I trust my bullpen. I'm bringing back a pitcher on three days' rest on Sunday, and I took a shot with my bullpen. It didn't work today. They've done it all year. I've got confidence in them. Period, end of story."

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