Marquis eases concerns
Right-hander Jason Marquis had struggled all spring, until Monday. He held the D-backs to two runs on three hits and struck ou four in six innings. That was a big performance for Marquis, who is slated to start the Rockies’ April 10 home opener.
Marquis spent the spring tweaking his delivery, but this time he took he mound with the confidence that he had the new mechanics under control.
“I really just went back to my basics today and tried to be an athlete, let my abiliy and talent take over and take the thought process out of it,” Marquis said. “Don’t think about it, and hopefully all the work you put in between starts will be there when you do that.”
Marquis said he wanted to ease any doubts his teammates and the club may have had, even though he didn’t feel anyone with the club was doubting him.