The Drama Continues

I don’t know what to say after that bad game Carlos Marmol played.  What happened?  I thought I was watching a different game but man, did he blow it!  I still like the guy but something was off.  A grand slam!! 

Speakin of Slam, Sammy Sosa…

In other news, Carlos Zambrano got advice from someone with a corked bat to someone who goes off half corked–brilliant!  Don’t retire!  Well, I think Big Z’s over stayed his welcome.  I know I’m through with his shenanigans–that’s right, I said shenanigans.

So, back to Marmol:  Quade thinks his skills are diminished but chalk it up to having a bad year.  Carlos is the type of player who will rebound and work hard in the off season.  it doesn’t help when there are so many distractions in the clubhouse this year.  it’s got to take an effect on everyone.  Marmol’s blown effort is right out of a Hollywood script.  Bases loaded, one out away from the win and Wham!!!!!  Grand Slam!

That was really hard to take.

—Mark Gauthier




  1. mlblogsbluejaysnest · August 18, 2011

    Nothing more deflating than when a closer blows a save. Especially against a team like Houston. Those are the type of things that can snowball into three, four, five game losing streaks.
    Of course Big Z’s antics aren’t helping either. If I were a Cubs fan, I’d be praying to any God I could think of hoping he really does retire. (Though I’ve said all along I don’t think he will.)


  2. Red State Blue State · August 18, 2011

    “Shenanigans” is a good word. OWN IT! As for Marmol, this dude has been wild ever since he came up. Not sure that can be fixed as it comes with the territory.


  3. strictlycubsbaseball · August 18, 2011

    I know Marmol has his moments, but if I’m manager, I wouldn’t let it get to the point where the bases are loaded. He’s either hot or cold. That game he was obviously cold and struggling. Should have been yanked before the Grand Salami!!!



    • WrigleyRegular · August 18, 2011

      Have to say I disagree with Ron. Marmol is your closer. He HAS TO save a 3 run lead. If you pull him before he has even given up a single run, he shouldn’t be there in the first place.


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