Originally Posted by PuffyPig
There are likely few pitchers who can be very successful set-up men but poor closers. And it's not like Marshall has failed, he's 5/6 in save opportunities.
I disagree. I woudn't consider Marshall's performance yesterday a success. That said I think there is a major difference between setup men and closers. I think with someone like Marshall he more often than not has been put in situations more advantageous to him. If he weren't the closer I doubt Dusty would have used him against Ryan Braun rather he would have brought a right hander off the bench to face him. In today's game closers get the ball in the 9th without regard to who is due up in that inning.