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Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 68 Thread

Wei-Yin Chen hopes to limit home runs this time around

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At 4:10, Wei-Yin Chen (4-2) and the Miami Marlins will face Tyler Chatwood (8-4) and the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park for game two of this four-game series. If the Marlins are to limit the Rockies offensively like they did last evening in their 5-1 win, Chen will have to pitch better than he did in his last outing against the San Diego Padres in which he gave up four home runs. He became the first pitcher in Marlins history to surrender four home runs and still earn the W, and he was very lucky that all the homers were solos.

Chatwood, meanwhile, is better at limiting the home runs. He's yielded just six homers in 84 innings of work, and none during his last five starts. The other problem is this: his .065 ERA on the road is the best in the Majors.

Pitching Matchup

Team Starter ERA FIP 2016 ZIPS Projected ERA
COL Tyler Chatwood 2.89 3.84 4.32
MIA Wei-Yin Chen 4.68 4.70 3.67

Today's Lineups

Charlie Blackmon - CF Derek Dietrich - 2B
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Martin Prado - 3B
Carlos Gonzalez - RF Christian Yelich - LF
Nolan Arenado - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Trevor Story - SS Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Ryan Raburn - LF Justin Bour - 1B
Mark Reynolds - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C
Nick Hundley - C Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Tyler Chatwood - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP


-Rockies third baseman Mark Reynolds is batting .500 against Chen in six at-bats with two homers and three RBIs.

-Against the National League West, Giancarlo Stanton for his career is batting .306 with 52 doubles, two triples, 58 homers, and 156 RBIs.

Bold Prediction: Chen gives up a homer, but Marlins squeak out a 3-2 victory.