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Marmol has company among struggling Cubs relievers

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07:08 AM ET 05.06 | If it were only as easy as fixing what ails Carlos Marmol, but it's not. [Marmol] isn't the only struggling pitcher in the Cubs' bullpen. Setup man Shawn Camp has an earned-run average of 8.03 after giving up two runs in the seventh inning of Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Reds. "A lot of balls find holes and you get deep in the inning and you (give up) big hits and it turns into a turmoil," Camp said. "The most important thing is to just get ahead of hitters and putting them away." Marmol tossed a scoreless sixth inning Sunday and said he felt more comfortable. But his frequent meltdowns have exacerbated an already challenging situation for a rebuilding team.

Chicago Tribune

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May 6, 2013  08:45 AM ET

He's a Cub, therefore he stinks.

May 6, 2013  08:47 AM ET

And ... when you have a career mediocrity like Shawn Camp as your set up guy, you have a BIG problem.

May 6, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Both of them might need a wake up call with a trip to Des Moines.

May 6, 2013  11:41 AM ET

This is a struggling family!!!!!

May 6, 2013  01:25 PM ET

What a surprise that Marmol, Camp and a 38 year old pitcher from Japan aren't providing adequate relief in the bullpen. That seemed like such a good plan last winter.

May 6, 2013  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This is a struggling family!!!!!

"Rebuilding Since 1908"..............

May 6, 2013  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What a surprise that Marmol, Camp and a 38 year old pitcher from Japan aren't providing adequate relief in the bullpen. That seemed like such a good plan last winter.

Is Bruce Sutter still alive?

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May 7, 2013  06:15 PM ET

The Cubbies called up Rafael Dolus from Iowa! Yeah, that's gonna help a lot. *snicker*

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