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Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies: Game 127 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies battle in the first of a three-game series, and it will be Henderson Alvarez to take his ground ball ways to Coors Field to face Franklin Morales.

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The Miami Marlins are trying to stay in the race for a Wild Card spot, and in order to do that, they will have to win the games they are expected to win. One of those series of games should include this upcoming set against the bottom-dwelling Colorado Rockies, who are last in the National League right now.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Rockies ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.71 3.31 2.43 Alvarez Morales 5.04 5.69 5.49

Henderson Alvarez hates places where home runs fly out of parks fairly often. It is one likely reason why he struggled so much in Toronto for the Blue Jays, and he may face similar problems here in Colorado tonight. Luckily for Miami, the team gets Morales, who has simply been awful after returning to the starting rotation a few years removed from leaving Colorado as a reliever.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS COLORADO ROCKIES
Christian Yelich - LF Charlie Blackmon - RF
Jeff Baker - 1B Drew Stubbs - CF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Justin Morneau - 1B
Casey McGehee - 3B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Marcell Ozuna - CF Corey Dickerson - LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Wilin Rosario - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Josh Rutledge - SS
Donovan Solano - 2B DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Henderson Alvarez - RHP Franklin Morales - LHP

Jeff Baker is in to face the lefty Morales, and Donovan Solano continues to make starts as the Marlins' next attempt at figuring out the second base situation.

Notes

- Giancarlo Stanton. Watch him tonight. He might hit a ball a really long ways. He does that in Colorado.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Rockies 6-3