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Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies: Game 61 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Miami looks to bounce back from being swept by Toronto, welcomes Colorado for first of a four game series.

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After earning a series victory in Denver a handful of days ago, the Marlins will be hosting the Rockies for a four-game series, starting tonight in Marlins Park. David Phelps will start for the Fish, while Chris Rusin will oppose him for Colorado.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Blue Jays ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.93 3.77
4.68 Phelps Rusin 1.45 2.63 5.36

In a small sample, Rusin has shown good things for the Rockies, going 2-0 in 3 starts. The southpaw has only allowed three runs over 18.2 innings pitched. In his last start against the Fish, he fanned eight, on his way to a Colorado victory. He's looking to continue his dominance against this ball club, and become a permanent member of the Rockies' rotation.

Phelps, on the other hand, has not experienced success against Colorado this season. In his previous outing against the Rockies -- less than a week ago -- he struggled mightily, allowing nine runs off eleven hits. It was his worst start since last year. Tonight, he'll look to bounce back with a quality start in front of the home crowd.

Lineups
MIAMI MARLINS COLORADO ROCKIES
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Charlie Blackmon - CF
Martin Prado - 3B D.J. LeMahieu - 2B
Christian Yelich - LF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Giancarlo Stanton -RF Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Nolan Arenado - 3B
Jeff Baker - 1B
Corey Dickerson - LF
J.T. Realmuto - C Wilin Rosario - 1B
Donovan Solano - 2B
Nick Hundley - C
David Phelps - RHP
Chris Rusin - LHP


David Jennings is giving Dee Gordon a day off, replacing him with the struggling Donovan Solano.

Notes

-Can the Marlins rebound after an up-and-down road trip?

-Will Phelps show up with a productive start for the Fish?

Bold Prediction: Marlins win, 6-4.Miami looks to bounce back from being swept by Toronto, welcomes Colorado for first of a four game series.