Jun 1, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT
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:
Sacrifice — hey, an out!
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.
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