Marquez will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Brewers on Sunday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Following Marquez will be Kyle Freeland, who started Tuesday's NL Wild Card Game versus the Cubs. During Marquez's start against the Dodgers on Monday in the NL West tiebreaker, he allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out nine across 4.2 innings. He posted a 3.77 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 230 strikeouts in 196 innings (33 starts) this season.
Marquez (14-11) allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out nine over 4.2 innings and taking the loss Monday against the Dodgers. Marquez surrendered a two-run blast in the fourth inning followed by another two-run homer in the fifth before exiting in a 4-0 ballgame. The 23-year-old failed to lead his team to a division title, so the Rockies will take the field Tuesday in Chicago for the wild-card game. If Colorado can beat the Cubs, Marquez figures to pitch on Sunday against the Brewers.
Marquez will start Monday's game against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The Dodgers are countering with Walker Buehler, setting this up to be a battle of exciting young pitchers with the division crown on the line. Marquez has pitched well against the Dodgers this season, notching a 2.57 ERA with 22 strikeouts over three starts (21.0 innings).
Marquez could start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Nationals, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. The Rockies have yet to announce their starter for Sunday's matchup against the Nationals, but it sounds like there's a chance Marquez could get the ball on short rest if the situation calls for it. The Rockies are currently a half-game ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West, and if Sunday's game carries any playoff implications, Marquez would be the most likely candidate to start, over the likes of Chad Bettis and Tyler Anderson (shoulder), given his 2.14 ERA and 12.0 K/9 over his last 12 starts. The young right-hander dazzled in Wednesday's outing against the Phillies, fanning 11 batters -- including the first eight he faced -- over seven scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and a walk en route to the win.
Marquez (13-10) got the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up two earned runs on six hits over seven strong innings, striking out 11 and walking none in Colorado's 6-2 victory. The right-hander continues to dominate, as this marked the fourth time in his last five outings that he's recorded double-digit strikeouts. He's been punching batters out at a prolific rate for a while now, as this performance brought him up to 210 strikeouts in 184.1 innings on the season. The 23-year-old has pitched like a legitimate ace for much of the second half of 2018, as he's sporting a brilliant 2.44 ERA since the beginning of August - a feat all the more impressive considering he pitches on a Rockies team that plays home games in one of the more difficult venues for pitchers in the league in Coors Field.