Carlos Marmol’s First Night as Chicago Cubs’ Closer

August 4, 2009 by  

Thankfully for Lou Piniella, Tylenol can prevent heart attacks.

And a nice glass of Johnny Walker can settle a guy down an hour later.

After Kevin Gregg was made unavailable with a "tired arm"(translation: he sucks), Marmol got his audition on Monday night to be the Cubs' closer.

He got a nice layup of an opportunity, too. Randy Wells had been solid into the eighth inning, newcomer John Grabow got it to the ninth and Marmol only had to hold on to a three-run lead against a Reds team that had dropped 13 of their previous 14 games.

But that's before Marmol made things interesting.

How about a walk,...

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