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.
Marvel (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Cardinals on Sunday.
For a debut against a team contending for a division crown, things went fairly well for Marvel. He kept the ball in the park, only walked a couple and reached the end of the fifth, but the Pirates offense didn't support him. Marvel started Sunday because Mitch Keller needed more time to recover from a wrist injury, but Marvel should receive more opportunities to start down the stretch. He's scheduled to be on the hill again Friday at the Cubs.
Marvel had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of his Sunday start against the Cardinals, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old was tabbed to pitch the series finale since Mitch Keller (wrist) had his scheduled start pushed back. Marvel had a 2.67 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 53:22 K:BB in 11 starts after being promoted to Triple-A in July. According to Berry, the right-hander is set to receive four starts over the final few weeks of the season for Pittsburgh.
Marvel will start Sunday against the Cardinals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Mitch Keller has been pushed back after taking a line drive to the wrist in his last start, opening the door for Marvel to make his major-league debut. A 36th-round pick in 2015, Marvel advanced to Triple-A in July and went on to post a 2.67 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 53:22 K:BB in 11 starts for the Indianapolis Indians. He will need to be officially added to the roster ahead of Sunday's game.
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