Four days after Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano sent his battery partner Michael Barrett to the hospital with a split lip, manager Lou Piniella resolved their differences in a 10-minute reconciliation meeting. Piniella himself is serving a four-game suspension for kicking dirt at an umpire. Barrett will catch Zambrano in the future.
Before their fight, Barrett had given up a run on a passed ball and a throwing error, and Zambrano confronted him in the dugout. Later, Barrett followed Zambrano into the clubhouse, where the hurler promptly split his lip with a punch. Despite spending $300 million in the offseason, the Cubs are seven games below .500.