Marquez struggled early-on but has the stuff to be an elite pitcher at the big-league level. We saw it last season when he was, at times, the Rockies best pitcher and we’ve seen it again in his last three starts over which he has a 1.80 ERA.
The best of those starts came in a key match-up against the Dodgers when he gave up one run on just two hits over eight innings.
Senzatela stepped into Gray’s spot in the rotation after Gray was demoted to AAA. Senzatela’s first start was great, surrendering no runs on just 3 hits over 7 innings. His second start was not as bad as it looked on paper the morning after.
Senzatela gave up 3 runs in the first but retired 13 of 14 batters faced before a walk and a single set up Ryon Healy for a 3-run homer in the 6th. His start Friday night could determine whether or not he stays in the rotation. Gray, has pitched decently at AAA Albuquerque and could see a return to the Rockies in the second half.