Although his overall numbers are very good, Marcum has struggled mightily for the last four weeks or so. He's got a 5.17 ERA over the last month with a 2-2 record. Over the season, hitters are averaging .232 against Marcum. But over his last two starts, they're hitting .306 with six extra base hits over his last 12 1/3 innings including a pair of homers, a triple and three doubles.
Marcum is 1-1 this season against the Redbirds with a 4.15 ERA.