Coming off of an extra innings loss on Saturday night, the Miami Marlins will go for the series win in the final game of the three game set on Sunday afternoon. Brad Hand will oppose Christian Bergman on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Rockies||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Brad Hand and Brad Penny were both battling to become Miami's fifth starter, and Manager Mike Redmond chose Hand to start on Sunday afternoon. Hand last pitched an inning of relief against Texas, not allowing a run and striking a batter out.
In his last full start, Hand pitched seven innings against Arizona, allowing three runs and striking out three.
Christian Bergman struggled in his last start against the Brewers. In three innings, he allowed seven runs and struck out three.
|MIAMI MARLINS||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Charlie Blackmon - RF|
|Jeff Baker - 2B||Drew Stubbs - CF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Nolan Arenado - 3B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Corey Dickerson - LF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Mike McKenry - C|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Matt McBride - 1B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Josh Rutledge - SS|
|Jeff Mathis - C||DJ LeMahieu - 2B|
|Brad Hand - LHP||Christian Bergman - RHP|
Jeff Baker gets the start at second base for the Marlins at second base. Jeff Mathis slides into the eight spot and will catch Hand, giving Jarrod Saltalamacchia a day off.
The Marlins will not have to deal with Michael Cuddyer, who will reportedly be placed on the disabled list.
-Can Miami take the series? The Marlins had a chance to gain a game in the wild card standings but fell to the Rockies in extras on Saturday night.
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