Marquez (12-11) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Nationals. Marquez allowed just a single through three scoreless innings to open the game before the Nationals put up a three-run fourth inning. He allowed another run in the fifth and failed to complete six innings for the third straight start. During that span, he's been hammered for 15 runs in 13 innings (10.38 ERA). Marquez will carry a 4.40 ERA into his projected start this weekend in Arizona.
Marquez allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings Wednesday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision. Marquez fell apart late in his start, as all five of his earned runs came in the fourth and fifth innings. He was uncharacteristically wild in the outing, as his four walks marked the first time he has surrendered more than two free passes in a start since July 31. Marquez now has a 4.31 ERA on the season, which has been inflated by him allowing five or more earned runs in four of his last eight outings.
Marquez allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings versus Washington on Friday. He did not factor in the decision. The right-hander had his start pushed back a day after bad weather in Atlanta postponed Thursday's contest. Marquez didn't seem to benefit from the extra day, as he allowed a pair of runs in the first inning and then four more in the fourth, although Colorado's offense was able to spare him from a loss. He's been rather inconsistent since the start of August, and he now owns a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 168:58 K:BB through 171 innings overall. Marquez lines up for an unpleasant home start versus the Dodgers next week.
Marquez and the Rockies won't play Thursday against Atlanta after the game was postponed due to inclement weather. Marquez will get an extra day of rest before he pitches Friday's series opener against Washington, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. The right-hander will attempt to remain effective after he tossed six scoreless frames in his last start.
Marquez (12-10) allowed just six hits and a walk while striking out six over six shutout innings to earn the win Friday over Philadelphia. After posting a 6.23 ERA in 30.1 innings across his last six starts, Marquez's performance Friday echoed the success he had found in late June and early July. Only one of the six hits he allowed went for extra bases. Marquez has posted a 3.93 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 167:56 K:BB across 167 innings this season. The right-hander will look to build some positive momentum in a tough road start versus Atlanta next week.