5/3 Change in closer?
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Thursday he’s considering using James Russell or Rafael Dolis as the closer instead of Carlos Marmol, who gave up three runs in the ninth inning in a 4-3 loss to the Reds.
“You’ve got to throw strikes and you have to throw strikes with your fastball,” Sveum said. “It’s the same story again. throwing 3-0 sliders when you have three-run leads is just not acceptable. We have to somehow make an adjustment there. We’ve got to throw fastballs in these situations.”
“I’m frustrated,” Marmol said. “When you’re not throwing strikes, you’re frustrated.”
— Carrie Muskat