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.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Blue Jays||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
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.
|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.
-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.