Boy, the Rockies sure have been agreeable guests, haven't they? You guys can come over for dinner any time you want. Under these circumstances, I'm sure you're not entirely satisfied, Colorado. But you can't go home quite yet. Not until we've swept, anyway.
Serving delicious dessert for the Marlins is newcomer Paul Clemens, politely refusing but armed with the certain knowledge that he's going to eat it anyway for the Rockies is Jorge De La Rosa.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||2016 ZIPS Projected ERA|
|COL||Jorge De La Rosa||7.61||5.45||4.45|
De La Rosa has quite possibly the worst numbers of any pitcher the Marlins have seen all year. Be prepared, therefore, for six strong innings of one run ball.
Clemens appeared in the majors previously in 2013 and 2014 with the Houston Astros, where he threw almost a hundred innings in 48 games and compiled a combined -0.14 fWAR. The 28 year old righty has a fastball that runs in the low '90s and appropriately reduced off-speed offerings in the form of a change up and a curveball.
Don't expect much, and you cannot be disappointed.
|COLORADO ROCKIES||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Charlie Blackmon - CF||Ichiro Suzuki - LF|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Martin Prado - 3B|
|Nolan Arenado - 3B||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Trevor Story - SS||Chris Johnson - 1B|
|Ryan Raburn - LF||J.T. Realmuto - C|
|Mark Reynolds - 1B||Derek Dietrich - 2B|
|Nick Hundley - C||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Jorge De La Rosa - LHP||Paul Clemens - RHP|
Ichiro! picks up the start in left, spelling Yelich. Johnson will face the lefty today and bat fifth.
Bold Prediction: Marlins eke out their second straight close victory, win 4-3, sweep.