Marquez (5-7) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings against the Mets. The Rockies' offense staked Marquez to an 8-2 lead through three innings-- and 9-2 through four -- allowing him to coast relatively easily for his first win since May. Though Tuesday's outing was a step in the right direction, the 23-year-old has struggled mightily since the calendar flipped to June. He's allowed at least four runs in all four starts, sporting a 7.77 ERA with seven homers allowed in 22 innings. He'll get a chance to get back on track Sunday against the Marlins.
Marquez (4-7) was saddled with the loss Thursday after giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks across six innings against the Phillies. He struck out eight. His command was solid, but Marquez was lit up in this road assignment, which dinged the 2.06 road ERA he held heading into this outing. He allowed a solo homer to Rhys Hoskins in the first and Nick Williams in the second. He then yielded an RBI double in the sixth and was charged with three of four tallies Philadelphia plated in the seventh. The struggling Mets will travel to Coors Field on Tuesday for Marquez's next tentative assignment, though his 7.71 home ERA doesn't offer a positive outlook.
Marquez (4-6) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up five earned runs on six hits over four innings, striking out four and walking one as the Rockies fell 9-4. Marquez had put together a solid run of three consecutive starts that saw him give up just four earned runs over 19 innings with a 19:7 K:BB from May 15-27, but he's given up nine earned over his two starts and 10 innings since, bringing his ERA up to 4.79 and his WHIP to 1.48 on the season. He has a few solid stat lines to his name over his first 13 starts, and his 66 strikeouts over his 67.2 innings are a respectable total, but Marquez has been too erratic to this point in the season for him to be deployed with much confidence for fantasy purposes.
Marquez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 12-4 loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings while striking out eight. The 23-year-old tied his season high in strikeouts while throwing 71 of 114 pitches for strikes and generating 17 swinging strikes, an impressive number for a start at Coors Field. Marquez will take a 4.38 ERA into his next outing Friday at home against the Diamondbacks.
Marquez (4-5) allowed one earned run on five hits while walking two and striking out six across seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the Reds. Marquez entered Sunday's start with a 10.34 ERA in four home starts this season but turned in a gem against the Reds. The only run he allowed came after back-to-back doubles by Joey Votto and Scooter Gennett in the first inning. After that, he didn't allow any extra-base hits and had three innings without allowing a baserunner. While this start doesn't make him trustworthy at home, Marquez finally flashed the potential to improve his results at Coors Field.