Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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There was a time when Carlos Marmol was a reliable closer for the Chicago Cubs, but that was over three years ago. Now, it is an adventure each time he takes the mound. He no longer is the team’s closer, as that belongs to Kevin Gregg, but he was called upon in yesterday’s game to get the final three outs with a 3-0 lead. The Cubs lost 4-3. Teammate Alfonso Soriano has seen enough of Marmol’s act When we have a 99 [percent] chance to win the game, it’s very tough the last inning. Three outs left and we lost the game. It’s unacceptable … It’s hard to swallow. We thought we swept those guys and had some momentum going to St. Louis. It’s not a good feeling. Okay, so that isn’t too bad, but let’s read Soriano’s comments to the Tribune: I don’t know. It depends on him. He used to be good. I think he’s good, but he’s lost a little bit of his confidence, and this game is all about confidence. I hope he gets it back and becomes the Marmol I know. Ouch, that ain’t cool. And for what it is worth, I remember when Soriano [...]
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