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Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 63 Thread

99 games left in the season as the Marlins face the Rockies in the third contest of the four game series.

Don't be sad Tulo, you'll be traded soon enough.
Don't be sad Tulo, you'll be traded soon enough.
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The Fish picked up yet another win against Colorado yesterday on the strength of Jose Ureña's solid outing and a couple timely longballs. Some may wish that the Marlins played the Rockies every day given their success thus far this season. Alas, that wont be the case, but they do get a couple more against them. The Rockies current struggles present an ideal match-up for the returning Mat Latos, who will look to get off to a strong start coming back from a knee injury that has kept him out since May 21st.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS ROCKIES ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.54 3.46
6.12 Latos Hale 4.12 5.14

5.58

As you can see, Latos is expected to perform much better moving forward, a development which would be most welcome given the flux the rotation has experienced and the questionable health of the remaining starters who had been on the mend.

His opponent on the mound today will be David Hale, who will be making his first start on the road this year. Unlike Latos, ZiPS thinks that Hale is over-performing and anticipates that his numbers will be ballooning sooner rather than later. Given that he pitches half his games at Coors Field, I would think that to be a safe bet.

Today's Lineups

COLORADO ROCKIES MIAMI MARLINS
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Dee Gordon - 2B
Corey Dickerson - LF Martin Prado - 3B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Christian Yelich - LF
Carlos Gonzalez - RF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Nolan Arenado - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Ben Paulsen - 1B Justin Bour - 1B
Mike McKenry - C Jeff Mathis - C
Brandon Barnes - CF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
David Hale - RHP Mat Latos - RHP

Jeff Mathis will spell JT Realmuto at catcher and bat 7th.

Notes:

- Middle Infielder Derek Dietrich was called up for yesterday's game. He struck out in his only plate appearance.

- Snag a player: Take one Colorado Rockie NOT named Troy Tulowitzki and make him a Marlin. Who's your choice?

Bold Prediction: Marlins edge Rockies 4-3.