Which Was More Dominant?Last night, Carlos Zambrano threw the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs since 1972. Earlier this season, I wrote a blog that looked back at Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout performance from 10 years ago. Oddly enough, both of those pitching performances came against the Houston Astros. Kerry Wood's game happened at Wrigley Field. Zambrano's happened in Milwaukee's Miller Park.
Here's my question. Which performance was more dominant?
Even though I am still in awe of Carlos' gem, I think Kerry Wood pitched a more dominant game. Sure, he gave up one hit. Big Z gave up none. The only hit Wood surrendered was a dribbler to third baseman Kevin Orie. I'm still convinced that should have been ruled an error. The 1998 Astros had no clue what Wood was going to throw. For nine rainy innings, they could not touch him. With Zambrano, the Astros made contact.
What do you think?