They say if you watch enough baseball your bound to witness things you have never witnessed before on the diamond. That happened on Sunday watching the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks game when in the fourth inning Arizona’s newly acquired pitcher Jason Marquis plunked Mets Josh Thole with a pitch in the leg. However both players crumpled to the ground simultaneously.
Turns out Marquis suffered a broken right fibula after taking an Angel Pagan line drive off his shin in the previous inning and eventually took an at-bat as he stayed in the game.
“I thought it was just tightness from a bruise,” Marquis said. “The pain was enough I could deal with to stay out there. I just felt something pop and team physician Dr. Michael Lee said it completed the break.”
Marquis will be out for four to six weeks. Click HERE to see the highlight.
The Washington Nationals have signed right-hander Jason Marquis wit a two-year contract for $15 million. He made the All-Star team for the first time, setting a career high in innings pitched and posted a 4.04 ERA and matched a career high with 15 wins.
For the Nationals this gives them an established veteran to throw atop their rotation while the promising youngsters look to grow, like Stephen Strasburg, John Lannan,Craig Stammen and J.D. Martin. His true value lies in being able to take pressure off the bullpen, as he’s pretty much always around 200 innings pitched.
During his 10-year career which has included stints with the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs and Rockies he has won 94 games with a 4.48 ERA. An interesting note with Marquis is that in that 10 year career he has never missed the playoffs.