Lou Piniella’s Bullpen Usage: Sean Marshall Good, John Grabow Bad

April 9, 2010 by  

In the first three games of the Chicago Cubs' 2010 season, both Sean Marshall and John Grabow have appeared in each game. Each man is a left-handed pitcher in manager Lou Piniella's bullpen. That is where all similarities end.

Marshall has logged 4 1/3 innings, striking out seven batters and allowing no base-runners.

Grabow, meanwhile, has thrown 1 1/3 innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

One of the hits was a two-run home run by Chipper Jones in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game, a shot that cost Chicago the game. The walk came against the only batter Grabow faced on Thursday, Atlanta catcher Brian McCann, forcing Piniella to bring in closer Carlos Marmol for a four-out save with the tying run on first base.&...

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