Pogotheostrich wrote:OK, I'm officially worried about him. Early in the year it looked like he was starting to put it together now it looks like the wheels have fallen off. Any explanations?
He's a headcase?
Seriously though I've been wondering the same thing. If he wasn't a .350 hitter and a legitimate pinch hitter off the bench, he probably wouldn't even be in the rotation right now. I sure wish it was him
that became the OF rather than Ankiel, that's for sure.
As for his pitching, I have no idea. I haven't been able to catch his last few starts, but the ones I have, it seems that he still lets the umpires and the game get to him too much, which leads to the big innings. I think Yadi being back will help him as much as any of the others because Yadi seems to be good at going out at the right moment and getting his pitcher's head back in the game. If he's still pitching like this in a couple weeks, then I'll be concerned, but right now it seems to be pretty much par for the course with Marquis.
It'll be interesting to see if he makes the playoff roster. I'll also be interested to see what the offseason holds with Morris and Suppan possibly leaving.