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The Month May Change But Chicago Cubs Bullpen Woes Remain

August 3, 2009 by Benjamin Miraski 

Sunday night, the Cubs tasted the bitter taste of the fruits of their labor. Actually, it is probably better to make that the fruits of their inactivity.

For the second game in a row, Kevin Gregg allowed the Florida Marlins to erase a Cubs lead in the ninth inning. On Saturday, the ineffective closer allowed three runs, but was saved from defeat by Derrek Lee’s 10th inning heroics. For that, Gregg “earned” a win.

On Sunday evening Gregg surrendered back-to-back home runs to Dan Uggla and Cody Ross on consecutive pitches. The chance for a savior this time was nonexistent.

And don’t forget Carlos Marmol’s meltdown on Friday.

The slow leak that was the bullpen problem is now a full-f...

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