Piniella: Z can succeed if mind is right

Updated: May 14, 2010, 8:05 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Before Carlos Zambrano was lit up in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Pirates, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella said the right-handed set-up man can be successful out of the bullpen.

"Carlos can do that job if his mind is totally set on it," Piniella said. "He helps us in so many areas by being out there, because he frees me to use other pitchers a lot different than if he wasn't out there.

"His presence alone is a big help."

Zambrano gave up three runs on four hits ...

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