Margevicius allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.2 innings Sunday, taking the no-decision in the win over the Dodgers.
It was a rather lackluster outing for Margevicius, but he held the Dodgers scoreless until Max Muncy crushed a three-run shot off him in the fifth inning. The 22-year-old southpaw left the game in line for a victory but his bullpen took that away from him. He'll take a 3.47 ERA into a tough matchup in Colorado on Saturday.
It was a nice start for the 22-year-old left-hander, but he ended up taking his third loss of the season thanks to errors by his defense that led to two unearned runs and a strong outing from Braves starter Mike Soroka. Margevicius is still off to a good start to 2019, as he's now sporting a 3.23 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 26 strikeouts through 30.2 innings while holding opponents to a .209 batting average. He's lined up to take on the Dodgers at home in his next start on Saturday.
Margevicius evened his record to 2-2 while holding the Mariners to two runs over five innings in Tuesday's 6-3 victory. He struck out four and gave up four hits and five walks in the outing.
Due largely to his ability to keep the ball in the yard, Margevicius has navigated the majors' elevated power environment well thus far. His ability to avoid the long ball proved particularly useful Wednesday with his control betraying him, which came as a surprise after he had issued only two free passes in his prior four starts. An xFIP that's nearly 70 points higher than his ERA (3.60) suggests that Margevicius' performance may be due for a step back, but a strong 23:7 K:BB in 25 innings provides some optimism that any downturn might not be too severe.
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, though that may not come until Tuesday against the Mariners.
It was another strong effort from the left-hander, as 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 a 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 on Tuesday.
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