Chen (2-4) took the loss against the Rockies on Friday, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out three and waking one in an 11-3 defeat for the Marlins. Coming off a quality start against the Orioles in his last trip to the mound, Chen couldn't replicate the feat in this one as he was lit up by a talented Rockies lineup on his way to his fourth defeat of the season. He now has a 6.70 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP through 49.2 innings this season, numbers that leave him well off the fantasy radar until he demonstrates some sustained signs he's righting the ship.
Chen (2-3) earned the win Saturday against the Orioles, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk across six innings. He struck out two. Chen dealt with baserunners throughout this one, but he was able to limit the damage to a two-run single and a solo homer en route to his second win of the season. It was just the left-hander's second quality outing in 10 starts this season, however, leaving him with an unsightly 5.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 33:23 K:BB through 45.2 innings. Things won't get any easier Chen's next time out, which will come on the road against the Rockies.
Chen allowed four runs on six hits and four walks across 4.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Giants. He struck out five. Chen battled through adversity through the early stages and managed to go into the fifth inning with just one run against his ledger. He fell apart at that juncture, however, allowing three runs on two hits, three walks and a balk before his removal. Chen hasn't experienced much success of late and has now allowed 10 earned runs over 10.1 innings in his last three starts. He'll look to right the ship as he takes a 6.13 ERA into this weekend's matchup with the Orioles.
Chen allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against St. Louis. Chen has completed the fifth inning just three times in eight starts this season. When a walk and a single left Chen at 91 pitches with one out in the fifth, the Marlins knew his night needed to end before the four-run lead they had built dissipated into nothing. Chen induced seven groundballs, but three of the six he gave up went for extra bases, and he has reliever Drew Rucinski to thank for cleaning up his mess in the fifth. Chen owns a 5.86 ERA and will look to pick up his first win since his first start of the season when he takes the mound again Monday against the Giants.
Chen (1-3) took the loss against the Padres on Thursday, giving up four earned runs on four hits in just 1.2 innings, striking out four and walking two as the Marlins fell 8-3. Chen had yielded just three earned runs in his last 17 innings prior to this start, but he was forced into an early exit by San Diego, thanks in part to a first-inning two-run homer he served up to Christian Villanueva. While they're a bit inflated thanks to a nine-run blowup he suffered against the Cubs back on May 9, Chen's 2018 numbers are ugly so far, as he's now got a 6.10 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over his 31 innings this season.