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Carlos Marmol’s job is safe

Carlos Marmol

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol departs the game to a chorus of boos after giving up a 3-1 lead during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Chicago. The Astros scored six on Marmol in their 7-3 win. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Carlos Marmol lost his targeting last night, walking the ballpark, giving up five runs and blowing the game in the ninth. Despite this, Mike Quade says that Marmol’s job is safe. Here’s Quade:

“That was pretty bad. That was as bad as I’ve seen him. Still, you feel he has a chance to pull it together but not tonight.”

It’s not like the Cubs have a better option. And it’s not like this means that Marmol is toast either. You’ll recall back on May 31st he had a similar meltdown against the Astros. After that he went 16-straight appearances without giving up more than a single run, with most of them goose-eggs. He’s dominant. Everyone goes a little mad sometimes.