June 5, 2012
The Cubs are going through closers like chicks in Wrigleyville go through mai tais. First it was Carlos Marmol, then Rafael Dolis, and now it's ... Russell? He picked up a save and a win last week in what may or may not have been the North Siders¿ last victories of the season. Then he promptly went out and gave up a run while getting just two outs against the Giants. Still, he¿s got a 1.80 ERA and has the best shot of any to pick up a save on this gawd-awful team.
Key stat: It was Russell's first career save. Gotta start somewhere.