Thursday, July 5, 2012

Marmol Watch

The 2012 Marmolade has not been as delicious as Cubs fans had previously come to expect when they tossed back a frosty mug of Marmol's finest in years past. However, after coming off the DL in late May, Marmol has once again looked like his old self.  According to Muskat Ramblings, "Carlos Marmol is 6-for-6 in save opportunities in his last nine outings with a 1.04 ERA, giving up one earned run over 8 2/3 innings, walking five and striking out 15."

That may be due in part to this hilarious note I came across at Bleacher Nation:

I knew the Cubs’ coaching staff didn’t like Carlos Marmol shaking off the pitches that his catcher was calling, but I didn’t know they were this serious: since he came back from the disabled list in late May,Marmol has not been allowed to shake off his catcher. If he shakes off a sign, he owes pitching coach Chris Bosio a case of wine. Not coincidently, Marmol has been excellent in the last month and a half.

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