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Series Preview: Marlins Host Rockies

The Miami Marlins host the Colorado Rockies for four games at beautiful Marlins Park.

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Starting on Friday, the Marlins will host the Colorado Rockies for a four-game series at Marlins Park in Miami, FL. These four games will represent the first time this season that the two teams have met. They'll play three more times in Colorado on August 5th, 6th, and 7th.

The last time the Marlins faced off with the Rockies was also a four-game series, right about this time last season. The Marlins hosted the Rockies and took three games out of four, winning five of seven overall through the season. Miami dropped the finale, 4-1 after Dan Haren gave up two first-inning round trippers.

Here's game one of that series,

Game two,

Game three,

and finally Colorado's revenge in Game four:

In Miami's last series, three games against the San Diego Padres, The Marlins earned victories in the first two matchups before dropping a 6-3 decision on Wednesday night.

Here's Miami's 13-4 victory from Monday,

Miami's 5-2 win from Tuesday,

...and the coming back to earth party on Wednesday:

Colorado is just coming off coming off a two-game series sweep of the New York Yankees, in which they erupted for a total of 19 runs.

Here's their 13-10 win from Tuesday,

and their 6-3 win from Wednesday:

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday, first pitch 7:10PM

Jon Gray (4-2, 4.70) vs. Adam Conley (3-4, 4.13)

Saturday, first pitch 4:10PM

Tyler Chatwood (8-4, 2.89) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (4-2, 4.68)

Sunday, first pitch 1:10PM

Tyler Anderson (0-0, 1.42) vs. Tom Koehler (5-6, 4.25)

Monday, first pitch 7:10PM

Chad Bettis (5-5, 5.63) vs. Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.17)

All-Time Head-to-Head: Miami owns a 96-89 all-time record against the Rockies, their .519 winning percentage is their second best against National League teams.

On This Date

Miami is 9-13 all-time on June 17th, including a 2-1 walkoff victory in 2004 over the Chicago White Sox. Matt Treanor hit a pinch-hit RBI-single to score Luis Castillo in that game.

Marlins Best and Worst on June 10th

The Florida Marlins were 41-27 on this day in the Championship season of 1997. The very next season they were 21-49. Incidentally, the Marlins have been above .500 seven times at this point of the season, below .500 in 15 seasons (including the World Series Champions of 2003), and at .500 once, in 2012.

Standings

Marlins: 34-32, .515, third in the NL East, 7.0 games behind the Washington Nationals and 1 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, currently in the second wildcard spot. seventh in the NL, tied with the Detroit Tigers for 14th in the Majors. Last Five: L-W-W-W-L. Playoff Odds: 18.2%

Rockies: 32-33, .492, third in the NL West, 8.0 games behind the San Francisco Giants. ninth in the NL, 18th in the Majors. Last Five: L-W-W-W-W. Playoff Odds: 2.1%

Injuries

Courtesy of cbssports.com

Marlins

06/16/16 Derek Dietrich 2B Foot Probable for Jun 17
06/16/16 Kendry Flores SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
06/16/16 Nefi Ogando RP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
06/14/16 Stone Garrett CF Hand Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
05/31/16 Bryan Morris RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
04/29/16 Dee Gordon 2B Suspension Suspended until Jul 28
04/10/16 Carter Capps RP Elbow Out for the season
04/07/16 Tyler Kolek SP Elbow Out for the season

Rockies

06/15/16 Christian Bergman RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
06/15/16 Gerardo Parra LF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
06/14/16 Chris Rusin SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
06/11/16 Jake McGee RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
04/03/16 Jairo Diaz RP Elbow Out for the season
02/19/16 Adam Ottavino RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1

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