Cubs 4, Nationals 0

A brilliant performance by the Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano (8 IP, 4 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts) Tuesday evening was slightly overshadowed by the following incident, as described by the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan.

An allegedly inebriated fan in right field threw a ball that barely missed hitting Jacque Jones before the ninth inning Tuesday, raising some red flags about security problems in the bleachers.

Jones said the ball “came whizzing past my head,” nearly hitting him in the face.

“I’m not going to let one person ruin my time here,” Jones said. “I signed here for three years and I signed here to help the team win. I probably haven’t played my best baseball, and I understand that.

“You can voice whatever opinions, but throwing stuff at me is not acceptable in any way, shape or form.”

A Cubs spokesman said the woman who threw the ball at Jones was detained by security but not arrested. The Cubs declined to release her name.

There’s no truth to the the rumor that the female in question has been sent to Des Moines in preperation for taking the 4th spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation.