Jason Marquis picked up his 4th win of the season and the 100th win of his career against the team that drafted him in 1996. Marquis went 7 1/3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, 2 BBs, and 3 Ks against the Braves. His groundball to flyball ratio was 13-8. Marquis has 6 quality starts out of 7 so far in 2011. He's only issued 9 BBs in 46 2/3 innings, which comes out to a BB/9 of 1.7.
Batting 5th, Ike Davis was 1-2 with 2 RBIs against the Rockies. That's the good news. The bad news is Ike rolled his left foot in a collision with David Wright in the 5th inning. He has been diagnosed with a strained left calf and will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Batting 3rd, Ian Kinsler was 1-3 with 2 BBs and 1 run scored against the A's. Could Kinsler be moving down in the order?
Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 1-3 with 1 BB, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Padres.
Batting 5th, Danny Valencia was 0-3 with 1 BB against the Tigers. Could Valencia be moving up in the order?
Batting cleanup, Kevin Youkilis was 0-5 against the Blue Jays.
Batting leadoff, Sam Fuld was 0-5 against the Indians. Fuld may be struggling at the plate, but he's still a one-man highlight reel in the field. Just the other day, he robbed Matt Wieters of a HR.
Craig Breslow pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 hit and 1 BB against the Rangers. The hit he allowed was to Kinsler.
John Grabow pitched 1/3 of an inning against the Cardinals.