CINCINNATI -- It wasn't how the Reds drew up the plans over the winter, but Sean Marshall has assimilated well to the closer's role. Marshall entered Tuesday 3-for-3 in save attempts over his last three appearances and was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA through six games.
Marshall, who stepped up to closer from setting up in spring after Ryan Madson suffered a season-ending elbow injury, gave up one run but converted the save in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
"He's doing real good," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He's throwing the same. That's the main thing. You want them to be the same and throw the same. You don't try to invent stuff because you're closing.
"Marshall is at a point of his career where he knows who he is and what he's capable of doing and incapable of doing. It's probably one of the things you learn last -- some guys learn real early, and some don't -- [with] most guys, it takes a little while."