Lilly on Marmol
Carlos Marmol begins play on Tuesday four holds shy of 63, which would pass Paul Assenmacher for second on the Cubs’ all-time list since 1957. Marmol also is second in the Majors with 13 holds.
“When Carlos Marmol is on, and he’s throwing the ball like he’s capable of, and he’s throwing strike one, I don’t think it matters who he’s facing,” Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly said. His stuff is that good.
“He’s got great confidence and he’s very competitive,” Lilly said. “He expects a lot out of himself and you can see that. I think a lot of other guys can learn from watching him pitch, even if you don’t throw 94 [mph]. He’ll get a little wild every now and then, but I’ve never seen him have any hint of laying down or backing off of anything. He goes 100 percent every time he gets the ball. If you’re someone who watches the game, he’s a good guy to watch, not just because of his stuff but his attitude.”
— Carrie Muskat