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For his career, Marquez is 3-5 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 appearances, 14 starts, against the Diamondbacks.
Arizona finds itself in last place in the West after suffering its sixth straight defeat on Monday. To make matters worse, starting pitcher Merrill Kelly was scratched from his scheduled start on Monday and placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder nerve impingement.
Kelly, 3-2 with a 2.59 ERA, didn’t sound too certain he will be back anytime soon.
“It kind of started off as not too big of a deal, but I would say the last three or four days it’s kind of taken a turn, and just kind of gotten less and less manageable,” Kelly said. “As I was warming up for the game (Monday), I could just tell today it was time to get this thing taken care of. It’s kind of been something that’s been nagging at me.”
Kelly said he plans to see a specialist soon. The Diamondbacks called up pitcher Riley Smith from their alternate training site, and ace Madison Bumgarner could come off the injured list in the coming days.
Manager Torey Lovullo hopes all Kelly needs is some extra arm rest.
“We want to believe that a short blow might give him a chance to turn the corner and get back on his feet again,” Lovullo said. “He’s had a great run for us. Been pitching unbelievable. So that’s what really hurts about it.”
Left-hander Alex Young is set to start Tuesday for the Diamondbacks. He’s 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA, and has made two starts with seven relief appearances this season.
Against the Rockies for his career, Young is 3-0 with a 3.68 ERA in four games, two starts.
–Field Level Media