Inside the Box: Marquis, Ziegler falter in debut
After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for August 3, 2011: Giants 8, Diamondbacks 1
No one got injured?
Alright, that was a little too sarcastic. There was actually somewhat of a bright spot for the D-backs. Zach Duke came out of the bullpen and pitched quite well. In his three innings of work he gave up one hit and no runs.
It wasn’t exactly the debut that Kevin Towers and the rest of the D-backs wanted for the newest members of their pitching staff as both Jason Marquis and Brad Ziegler struggled.
Marquis lasted only four innings giving up 10 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), with only one strikeout. The 7 earned runs were the most he has given up in a game all season. In comparison, in the entire month of June he only gave up 8 earned runs as a member of the Washington Nationals.
While Ziegler’s line doesn’t look bad, one inning pitched giving up only one hit, the one hit he gave up was a two-run double that was credited to Marquis.
The D-backs defense did Marquis no favors. In his four innings of work they committed two errors. For a player adjusting to a new team they didn’t really let him get comfortable and into a rhythm.