Cincinnati Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall wasn't available last night against the New York Mets after he experienced discomfort in his throwing shoulder, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.
The Reds ran into a situation where Marshall would have usually been called upon, as the team's right-handed starter, Mat Latos, reached 100 pitches and was set to face left-handed batter Daniel Murphy. After surrendering a RBI single to Murphy, Latos then allowed the tying run to score on a hit from another lefty, Rick Ankiel.
Following the game, manager Dusty Baker told reporters that he would have generally used Marshall in that situation. However, the left-hander wasn't available after his arm didn't respond well to pregame throwing. For his part, Marshall believes he's dealing with inflammation.
"We were kind of erring on the side of caution. I told
them I was a little bit sore," Marshall said after the Reds' 7-4 win.
"I did a little bit of exercise after the game. With this extra day of
rest [Thursday], I will be back to how I've been feeling."
Marshall began the season battling tendinitis in his left shoulder, and it caused him to hit the disabled list last month. When he's pitched he's been effective, posting an ERA of 2.57 over 11 appearances while retiring 21 of 27 batters faced.
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