The Curious Case of Carlos Marmol

August 2, 2009 by  

Whenever Carlos Marmol enters the game, usually in the eighth, so too enters anxiety. It was no different Saturday night when Marmol entered the game against the Marlins in Miami with a one run lead.

Marmol entered the game in the eighth and promptly walked the first batter on five pitches, and hit the next batter with the very first pitch. A sac bunt moved both runners into scoring position with only one out.

Lou Pinella calls for a intentional walk and now the bases are loaded for the consistently wild Marmol. Dan Uggla steps into the batters box and Marmol throws two sliders for balls and then something goes off inside Marmol's head and returns to dominating batters.

Marmol throws three straight sliders, nasty sl...

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