Marquez (8-5) allowed 11 runs on 11 hits with no walks and three strikeouts across 2.2 innings while taking a loss against the Giants in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. The 24-year-old gave up five runs in the first and then posted a 1-2-3 second frame. However, the Giants exploded for six more runs in the third, and Marquez didn't make it out of the inning. The Rockies bullpen has been overworked since the break, and the two teams were playing a doubleheader Monday, so that's probably why manager Bud Black elected to keep Marquez in until he gave up a season-high 11 runs. This start raised his ERA almost 70 points, which is an incredible feat considering we're three and a half months into the season. Marquez now owns a 5.12 ERA, .273 batting average against, 1.28 WHIP and 128 strikeouts in 130 innings this season. He will look to rebound from this outing against a tough Yankees lineup in New York this weekend.
Marquez (8-4) tossed six innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out five in a losing effort. Marquez held Arizona to a single unearned run through five innings but was tagged for four runs in the sixth, with the final pair coming via a home run by Nick Ahmed. The loss was only the second for Marquez in his last 13 starts, though his ERA has climbed from 2.93 to 4.45 over that stretch. The 24-year-old carries an 8-4 record and stellar 125:28 K:BB over 127.1 innings into the break.
Marquez didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Astros, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out seven. It was a typical night at Coors Field for the right-hander, who got scored upon in each of the first three innings but still exited the game in line for his ninth win before things went sideways for the Rockies bullpen in the seventh. Marquez will carry a 4.38 ERA and 120:27 K:BB through 121.1 frames into his final start before the All-Star break Sunday in Arizona.
Marquez (8-3) picked up the win in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Giants, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over five innings while striking out two. A high pitch count kept Marquez from a quality start -- he needed 98 pitches (64 strikes) to record his 15 outs -- but he still notched his fifth win in his last six decisions. The right-hander will take a 4.29 ERA and 113:26 K:BB through 115.1 innings into his next outing Tuesday, at home against the Astros.
Marquez allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out eight over eight innings in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dodgers. He did not factor in the decision. Marquez was engaged in a pitchers' duel with Walker Buehler for a majority of the game. The strong outing saw Marquez improve to a 4.32 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 111 strikeouts in 110.1 innings this season. His record remains at 7-3, and he's expected to face the Giants on Wednesday.