Phillies 4, Cubs 1

Chicago — After Randy Wells out-dueled Cole Hamels for 7 innings and and the Cubs had the lead 1-0 thanks to a Starlin Castro lead off double and and RBI bunt single from Ryan Theriot, the Cubs seemed poised for a three-game sweep of the visting Philadelphia Phillies. However, that was not be as Cubs closer Carlos Marmol (2-2) completely imploded allowing 4 runs on just one hit while walking 5.

The often dominant Cub closer blew his 4th save of the year in 21 chances. This outing was not unlike most as a staggering 75% of batters he faces never put the ball in play and today 6 0ut of 8 either struck out or walked.

The Phillies activated Placido Polanco from the DL today and he tied the game with a two out single in the 9th and would later score.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PHI « 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 9 0
CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 1
Philadelphia
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
S. Victorino cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .254
P. Polanco 3b 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .316
J. Rollins ss 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .233
R. Howard 1b 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .299
J. Werth rf 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 3 .279
R. Ibanez lf 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 .249
C. Ruiz c 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .274
G. Dobbs ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
C. Ransom ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211
W. Valdez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .253
B. Schneider ph-c 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .236
C. Hamels p 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .158
C. Durbin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Gload ph 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .239
B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 9 3 0 8 8 2 18
Batting
2B – J Werth (28, R Wells).
RBI – P Polanco (28), J Werth (50), R Ibanez (41).
2-out RBI – P Polanco, J Werth, R Ibanez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Werth 1, C Ruiz 2, C Ransom 2, W Valdez 2.
Team LOB – 12.
Base Running
SB – J Rollins (4, 2nd base off C Marmol/G Soto), R Ibanez (3, 2nd base off R Wells/G Soto).
CS – S Victorino (3, 2nd base by R Wells/G Soto), R Ibanez (3, 3rd base by R Wells/G Soto).
Fielding
DP – 1 (P Polanco-W Valdez-R Howard).
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Theriot 2b 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275
T. Colvin rf-lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262
D. Lee 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .239
A. Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 .217
M. Byrd cf 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .321
A. Soriano lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .269
C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Russell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Cashner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Soto c 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .282
M. Fontenot ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .290
S. Castro ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .285
R. Wells p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .143
X. Nady ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223
S. Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Fukudome rf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .251
Totals 33 1 9 1 0 4 8 0 15
Batting
2B – T Colvin (12, C Hamels); S Castro (12, C Hamels).
RBI – R Theriot (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – R Theriot 1, A Ramirez 1, G Soto 1, S Castro 1, R Wells 1.
GIDP – A Soriano.
Team LOB – 9.
Base Running
CS – R Theriot (5, 2nd base by C Hamels/C Ruiz), D Lee (3, 2nd base by C Durbin/C Ruiz).
Fielding
E – R Wells (4, field).
Outfield assists – A Soriano.
Philadelphia
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
C. Hamels 7.0 8 1 1 2 6 0 1.34 3.63
C. Durbin (W, 1-1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.21 3.13
B. Lidge (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.38 4.32
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
R. Wells 7.0 7 0 0 2 5 0 1.39 4.33
S. Marshall (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.02 1.91
C. Marmol (L, 2-2; BS, 4) 0.2 1 4 4 5 1 0 1.32 2.91
J. Russell 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.24 3.62
A. Cashner 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.34 2.33
WP – C Marmol.
IBB – R Howard (by C Marmol); R Ibanez (by R Wells).
HPB – R Howard (by R Wells).
Pitches-strikes – C Hamels 111-76; C Durbin 20-11; B Lidge 23-14; C Marmol 39-15; J Russell 5-3; A Cashner 3-2; R Wells 105-63; S Marshall 22-14.
Ground balls-fly balls – C Hamels 13-4; C Durbin 0-2; B Lidge 1-1; C Marmol 0-1; J Russell 1-0; A Cashner 1-0; R Wells 14-4; S Marshall 1-0.
Batters faced – C Hamels 29; C Durbin 4; B Lidge 4; C Marmol 8; J Russell 1; A Cashner 1; R Wells 29; S Marshall 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Gary Cederstrom. 1B–Ed Hickox. 2B–Fieldin Culbreth. 3B–Marty Foster.

2 thoughts on “Marmol Implodes as Cubs Lose Heartbreaker”

  1. Every time I think we’re about to turn that corner .. ugh.

    Well, at least we’re playing well this series, let’s take tomorrow night’s game and get the much needed series win!

  2. All in all. This series was pretty promising save for Marmol’s implosion. But it’s well known that this is a risk with him, as it is with most closers.

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