Friday, April 27, 2012

Sean Marshall is sparse in giving up home runs

Cincinnati Reds closer Sean Marshall gave up a three run jack yesterday which lost the game. I'll tell you over and over again that closers will blow games. You just can't do it often. And yes, I know Marshall was a set-up man last year with the Chicago Cubs and he doesn't overpower hitters. But he does have excellent stuff. Good fastball. Great change-up and curve. And he does have great numbers.

This is from 1530 AM's Lance McAlister. Marshall doesn't give up many home runs.

"Prior to yesterday's 3-run HR, Sean Marshall had allowed 1 HR in his previous 88.2 innings...spanning end of '10, all of '11 and start of '12.
He allowed just 1 HR in 75.2 innings during the 2011 season.
He allowed just 3 HR in 74.2 innings during the 2010 season."

So relax Reds Nation. It's a long season.

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