But since June 16, no Marlins starter has been more dependable than Vazquez, who has gone 4-3 with a 2.26 ERA, 41 strikeouts and 10 walks.
But despite his impressive turnaround, it’s likely this season will be the 35-year old right-hander’s last.
"I know what I want to do already. I’ve talked to my family about that and basically this could be my last year," Vazquez said Tuesday, a night after giving up just one earned run against the Mets over seven innings.
"This could be it for me. The hunger is still there. But I think God puts my priorities in order. Baseball is probably third right now."
While Javy had his problems early on, he has turned things around but he doesn't figure into the Marlins future plans due to his age and the salary he commands. But of course, that doesn't mean he is washed up. He has made his mark on baseball and if he chooses to call it quits, it is entirely his decision.
All we can hope he that he continues to pitch well and go out with a bang. If this is indeed his last season and it sounding like it is.