Margevicius (1-2) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven across four innings of work to take the loss Tuesday against the Rockies. Margevicius struggled throughout his start, allowing at least one extra-base hit in each of his first three innings. On top of that, he struggled to control the Rockies' running game by surrendering four stolen bases -- three to Trevor Story. The one positive takeaway from Margevicius' start was his ability to miss bats, as he racked up 13 swinging strikes to back his seven strikeouts. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, tentatively lined up for Tuesday against the Mariners.
Margevicius (1-1) got the win against the Giants on Wednesday, giving up one earned run on five hits over six innings, striking out six and walking none as the Padres bagged a 3-1 victory. It was another strong effort from the left-hander, and he recorded his first victory of the season coming off two solid starts to start the year that resulted in a no-decision and a hard-luck loss. He now has a 1.69 ERA and 0.63 WHIP to go along with a 12:1 K:BB in 16 innings over his three starts. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next start, which will come at home against a struggling Colorado club Tuesday.
Margevicius allowed one run on one hit and a walk and struck out one over five innings Friday against the Cardinals. He didn't factor into the decision. Margevicius began his start with three no-hit innings before finally allowing a solo homer to Paul DeJong in the fourth. Despite a sharp outing, Margevicius would exit the ballgame down by a run before the Padres ultimately took the lead in the sixth inning. The 22-year-old doesn't possess superior velocity, but he's surrendered just two runs on four hits and a walk in his first two appearances of 2019. He'll toe the rubber next against the Giants on Wednesday.
Margevicius (0-1) earned a loss in his MLB debut, but he allowed just one run on three hits and zero walks while striking out five in five innings as the Giants beat the Padres 3-2. The 22-year-old shut out the Giants in the first five innings, but after Margevicius yielded a single to start off the sixth, the Padres turned to their bullpen, which ended up yielding three runs in the frame. The Padres almost got Margevicius off the hook by scoring in the bottom of the inning, but they only pulled within a run, and then there was no more scoring the rest of the night.
Margevicius' contract was officially selected by the Padres on Saturday. The 22-year-old is set for his debut Saturday against San Francisco despite never appearing above High-A. He's owns a 3.00 ERA in two minor-league seasons, striking out 26.0 percent of opposing hitters while walking just 3.0 percent. Socrates Brito was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.