Marquez (12-10) allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings but took the loss Saturday against the Giants. The Giants got to Marquez for two runs in the second inning after the first two batters reached base. After that, Marquez was solid, turning in his 10th consecutive quality start as a result. Though strikeouts were lacking in Saturday's start, Marquez has been dominant of late, racking up 48 strikeouts across his last 34.2 innings.
Marquez (12-9) was superb Monday against the Diamondbacks. He went seven innings and gave up two runs (one earned), six hits and one walk while striking out 11 and picking up the win. It was the third straight game with double-digit strikeouts for Marquez to go along with his eight straight quality starts. He's lowered his ERA more than a full run since July 20 and is just five strikeouts away from 200 on the season. Marquez has been magnificent of late and a road trip to pitcher-friendly AT&T Park should only help his cause.
Marquez struck out 11 and walked two in 6.2 innings against the Giants on Tuesday, allowing two runs on seven hits in a no-decision. Marquez was actually in line for the loss after giving up a solo home run to Gorkys Hernandez in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie but was bailed out by the Rockies' offense. Marquez has recorded double-digit strikeouts in back-to-back outings, and now has 184 punchouts in 164.1 innings this season. The young righty will carry a 4.05 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next start at home against the Diamondbacks.
Marquez allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out 13 across eight innings Thursday against the Padres. He did not factor into the decision. Marquez turned in a stellar outing, with his 13 strikeouts setting a new career-high. He has been exceptional in his last 10 starts -- spanning the last two months -- posting a 2.70 ERA with 80 strikeouts across 66.2 innings. Those numbers have been just as strong when he has pitched at Coors Field, as he has posted a 2.36 ERA while striking out 35 across 26.2 innings at home in that span. He's emerged as a pitcher to trust in the stretch run of the season.
Marquez allowed three hits and one walk while striking out nine across seven scoreless innings Saturday against the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision. Marquez continued his tremendous run of starts -- both at and away from Coors Field -- by inducing 17 of his 21 outs via either groundball or strikeout. He has failed to record a quality start only once in his last 10 starts -- four of which have come at Coors Field. That said, while his ERA is still an unsightly 5.81 when he pitches at home, his recent track record suggests he is trustworthy regardless of venue.