For the second straight game, Carlos Marmol was unable to convert a save situation and protect a two-run lead. Cubs manager Mike Quade said the right-hander will take some time to work on his mechanics and has lost his job as the closer for now.
"Hopefully when I get back, I'll be the old Marmol," he said.
Quade met with Marmol, pitching coach Mark Riggins and others, including pitchers Kerry Wood and Sean Marshall, prior to Friday's game against the Marlins, which the Cubs won, 2-1. Quade wanted to make sure Wood and Marshall were prepared to close Friday, if needed. The switch was prompted by Thursday's outing, during which Marmol didn't retire a batter in the ninth, walking four and giving up a hit. All five baserunners scored in Florida's 6-3 comeback win.