Inside the Box: Marquis, Ziegler falter in debut

Aug 3, 2011, 9:59 PM | Updated: 11:03 pm

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

The Good:

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.

The Bad:

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 Ugly:

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.

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