Marvel was outrighted to the minors Monday. Marvel made his MLB debut in 2019, posting an 8.31 ERA over four starts while striking out just 10.7 percent of opposing batters. He'll likely begin the 2020 season in the minors.
Marvel gave up two runs on six hits and two walks across five innings during Saturday's loss to the Reds. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. Marvel surrendered 12 runs in his previous two starts but he'll finish his season on a positive note after Saturday's outing. The 26-year-old made four starts in his first taste of the big leagues and had an 0-3 record with a 8.31 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB over 17.1 innings.
Marvel (0-3) took the loss Saturday, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings as the Pirates were routed 10-1 by the Brewers. He struck out three. The 26-year-old right-hander put together a nice season in the high minors, but that success hasn't translated to the majors in September. Marvel has a 10.22 ERA and 7:4 K:BB through 12.1 innings over his first three MLB outings, and he's lined up to make one more start in 2019, at home against the Reds on Sept. 28.
Marvel (0-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits with no walks and two strikeouts across four innings while taking the loss against the Cubs on Saturday. In his second major-league start, Marvel got into trouble in the second inning as the Cubs got to him for four runs via a three-run double by Nick Castellanos and an RBI single from Kris Bryant. He later allowed home runs to Ben Zobrist and Bryant before departing after 79 pitches. The rocky outing leaves Marvel with a 9.00 ERA through his first nine major-league innings. He's scheduled to be on the hill again Friday at Milwaukee.
Marvel will stick in the rotation to make a start Saturday against the Cubs. Marvel was summoned from Triple-A Indianapolis to make a spot start last weekend in place of an injured Mitch Keller (wrist) and got the job done in his MLB debut, limiting the Cardinals to two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. After Keller was hit hard in his return to the mound Tuesday against the Giants, the Pirates have apparently decided to push back his next turn, if not remove him from the rotation entirely. Marvel will thus assume Keller's spot in the pitching schedule once more but may need another quality showing to earn additional starts over the final two weeks of the campaign.
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