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Carlos Marmol asploded last night

Jun 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

Carlos Marmol

I mentioned this in the recaps, but it’s due it’s own post: Cubs’ closer Carlos Marmol was absolutely hammered last night, blowing the game against the Astros in epic-style.  Taking the ball with a 3-1 lead at the beginning of the ninth inning, it went like this:

Single
Double
Double
Sacrifice — hey, an out!
Single
Walk
Home Run

And that’s how a 3-1 lead becomes a 7-3 deficit in no time flat.

There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with Marmol. After the game he said that he simply didn’t have it: “It was a bad day. What can you do about it? They swung at your best pitch and they hit it.”

I like that casually dissociative “your,” there. Like he watched it happen in some sort of out-of-body experience. Which, frankly, is probably a good thing.

  1. hoopmatch - Jun 1, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    The Cubs will think twice before they ask for Marmol aid again.

    • yankeesfanlen - Jun 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM

      Guess they’ll use Marshall (jelly) or Wood (jam).

  2. Alex K - Jun 1, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    It got out of hand really fast…I looked up and the Cubs were down 4. So awful.

  3. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I was watching the Saaaaax, who had a relief asplosion as well, giving up 6 in the final couple innings, but of course they were up 10-1. I didn’t see the post-game Ozzie conference, but I’m guessing he wasn’t pleased.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:43 AM

      I want to see his breakdown of what happened, and follow it up with the ChiSox translation.

  4. thomas2727 - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    To think I thought hiring Quade was the right decision.

    Sure they have had major injury issues with the starting rotation. But this team looks unprepared on a daily basis.

    So many boneheaded plays.

    At some point the manager has to be the fall guy.
    I wonder if Ryno would even want the job if Quade gets fired?

    The only positive thing I see this year is Castro and Barney look good so they should be set at 2B and SS for the new few years.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 1, 2011 at 10:46 AM

      Ryno is going to take over for Charlie when he finally retires. He has the Iron Pigs playing well and winning games which is surprising given their roster sucks.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM

      From what was going back and forth and how Ryno left, it would take a lot for him to come back. But, as drmonkeyarmy said, he’s also doing pretty well for the IronPigs, so I really don’t see him going anywhere right now.

      • thomas2727 - Jun 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM

        I agree Ryno is surely going to be the guy to step in for Charlie when he leaves the Phillies.

        That being said I am sure he has an out clause to interview for any MLB managerial openings.

        Probably a long shot he would go back to the Cubs as long as Hendry is there.
        Hopefully Hendry will be gone soon.

  5. The Rabbit - Jun 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with Marmol.
    Nothing that the team is talking about.
    There is a graph tracking his velocity over his career. At least one writer has concerns.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/blog_article/marmol-worries/

  6. Old Gator - Jun 1, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    I liked “asloded.” Craig, you can always get a job as a beat writer in Macondo when cyberspace evolves into the matrix and everyone accesses Circling the Bases via skull jacks. You’ve got the local patois down cold, Bubba.

    • Old Gator - Jun 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM

      Asploded, that is. Heh. Too quick on the click again.

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