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Colorado Rockies team that he has had success against over the past three years.
Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez will take the mound Saturday on the road http://www.jaguarscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-gardner-minshew-ii-jersey , where he has been excellent outside of the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.
Something has to give at Dodger Stadium in a nationally televised game, when Dodgers right-hander Maeda (5-4, 3.44 ERA) faces off against Rockies right-hander Marquez (5-8, 5.53).
The Rockies won the first game of the series 3-1 on Friday, and Maeda will try halt the Dodgers’ two-game losing streak.
Since returning from the disabled list after being sidelined by a hip strain, Maeda has posted a 2.87 ERA over three starts, including a scoreless seven-inning outing Monday against the Chicago Cubs when he struck out nine and picked up the win.
The nine strikeouts were reminiscent of his best stretch of the season before his injury, when he struck out 32 batters over 24 1/3 innings, including a season-best 12 strikeouts in 6 2/3 shutout innings against the Rockies on May 23.
“Ever since coming off the DL, feeling-wise, this is the best I have felt,” Maeda said through an interpreter, after holding the Cubs in check during a 2-1 Dodgers victory Monday. “Overall it was a much better feeling coming into this game than the other ones.”
Especially troublesome for the Rockies is that Maeda figures to be fresh for Saturday’s outing Marquise Brown Jersey , having thrown just 84 pitches in his latest start. Then there is this: Maeda is 5-2 in eight career appearances (six starts) with a 2.11 ERA against the Rockies with 48 strikeouts.
Marquez has struggled lately, having gone 1-4 in June with an 8.53 ERA, but there is no doubting his road success this year. He has a 7.93 ERA at home, but that mark falls off dramatically to 3.07 in 41 innings on the road. In fact, the Rockies have won four of Marquez’s seven road starts this season.
Marquez is 1-0 with a 3.91 ERA in four career starts against the Dodgers.
His two outings against them this season have been a mixed bag. On May 21 in Los Angeles, Marquez gave up one run over seven innings in a 2-1 Rockies victory. On June 2 at Colorado, he gave up four runs over six innings, although he didn’t factor into the decision as the Dodgers rolled to a 12-4 victory.
In his four starts since then, Marquez has given up at least five runs in each time. He gave up a combined 10 runs (nine earned) in his last two starts, both of which came at home.
“I know I have been in the league two years and if I execute my pitches, it doesn’t matter how long they have known me,” Marquez told reporters, through an interpreter http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/jaylon-ferguson-jersey-authentic , after he gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in an eventual 8-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. “It’s about me executing my pitches.
Marquez will face a Dodgers team that has 54 home runs in June, the most in franchise history for a single month.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the second straight year, two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is heading into an offseason with an uncertain future as New York Giants quarterback.The Giants (5-10) are going to miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years. Many are wondering whether general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Dave Shurmur will be looking for a more mobile quarterback to replace the soon-to-be 38-year-old Manning.The Giants don’t have any heir apparent on the roster with rookie Kyle Lauletta and veteran Alex Tanney. That would leave the draft or free agency to find one.Manning has not had a bad year statistically. He is 356 of 535 for 3,998 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. When his shaky line gives him time to throw (46 sacks allowed) and opens up holes for rookie Saquon Barkley, he is more than adequate. He still has the arm, he rarely gets hurt, and his understanding of the game is better than most quarterbacks.His drawback is a $22 million salary cap hit next season, something Gettleman might look to adjust.Manning said last year was the first time his future really came up. He is not surprised it’s happened again.However, he is not going into Sunday game against the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys (9-6) thinking this might be his last game with the Giants. He has been their starting quarterback since the second half of his rookie year in 2004.“No, just worried about this game and finishing this season, and going out there and playing hard Miles Boykin Jersey ,” Manning said of the last-game question.Manning said he has not had talks with the front office about either reworking or extending his contract, a four-year, $84 million deal that ends after next season. He said those discussions would happen after this season.The Giants have played better in the second half of the schedule, going 4-3. They lost last weekend on a last-minute touchdown to the Colts, and blew a 12-point lead against Philadelphia on Nov. 25. The other loss was a 17-0 decision in the rain to Tennessee.Manning said the Giants are trying to finish the season strong and build momentum.“I can’t remember how the last game of every season worked out,” said Manning, who led the Giants to Super Bowl wins after the 2007 and ’11 seasons. “I think we are building something. I think when you have new players, and a new team, and a bunch of new guys coming from one year that hopefully will be here next year, I think you are building kind of the character and a winning attitude. So, I think those things can carry over.”Manning hasn’t spent much time thinking about the future: “Yeah, when you get to Year 15, these things come up Deandre Baker Jersey ,” he said.Wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he would love to have Manning back.“He still has it in him, in my eyes,” Shepard said. “Smartest guy I ever played with and he’s still making all the throws. You can see last week, he made a lot of great throws, made great decisions with the ball, so I don’t see why not.”Shurmur indicated little about Manning’s future, saying No. 10 gives them the best chance to win this week.“That’s where we’re at,” Shurmur said. “I think when the game is over and we start talking in depth about what’s going to happen moving forward, that’s when you worry about it. I’m not worried about that. Again, you’re talking to the coach. I’m worried about the game.”NOTES: Shepard won the 18th annual George Young Good Guy Award, as voted on by the Giants’ chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America. Named for the late Giants general manager, it is given annually to recognize a Giants player for his consistent and outstanding cooperation with the writers who cover the team on a daily basis. …. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) and LB Alec Ogletree (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Beckham has missed the last three games.