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Rockies vs. Marlins Series Preview

The Fish return home to host the Rockies for a 3-game series that begins tonight.

Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (8) reacts during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Photo by Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins return home after a dreadful road trip. They started out losing seven straight games before finally eking out a single win to avoid being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Fish will start a six-game homestand with three games against the Colorado Rockies and then three games against the division opponent Atlanta Braves.

This series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Tuesday, June 8 at 7:10 pm

Wednesday, June 9 at 7:10 pm

Thursday, June 10 at 7:10 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: RHP Antonio Senzatela vs. RHP Pablo López

  • Senzatela: 4.47 ERA, 1.406 WHIP, 13.2 K%, 39.8 HardHit% in 58.1 IP
  • López: 2.82 ERA, 1.149 WHIP, 25.0 K%, 31.1 HardHit% in 67.0 IP

Wednesday: LHP Austin Gomber vs. LHP Braxton Garrett

  • Gomber: 4.12 ERA, 1.137 WHIP, 25.2 K%, 34.9 HardHit% in 63.1 IP
  • Garrett: 9.00 ERA, 1.333 WHIP, 15.4 K%, 33.3 HardHit% in 3.0 IP

Thursday: RHP Chi Chi González vs. LHP Trevor Rogers

  • González: 4.84 ERA, 1.386 WHIP, 12.3 K%, 42.9 HardHit% in 48.1 IP
  • Rogers: 1.97 ERA, 1.092 WHIP, 29.7 K%, 38.2 HardHit% in 68.2 IP

Recent Lineups

COL: Tapia, Daza, Blackmon, McMahon, Fuentes, Cron, Rodgers, Nuñez. COL Bench: Hampson, Trejo, Díaz, Adams. COL IL: Story, Owings. COL AAA: Joe, Hilliard. MIA: Chisholm Jr., S. Marte, Aguilar, Dickerson, Duvall, I. Díaz, Alfaro, Berti. MIA Bench: León, Devers, Sierra, Cooper. MIA IL: Rojas, Anderson. MIA AAA: Wallach, Harrison, L. Díaz, Brinson. MIA DFA: L. Marté.
Please note that both the Rockies and Marlins lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.
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What to watch for on...

Tuesday: Antonio Senzatela vs. Starling Marte.

  • Marte career vs. Senzatela: 5-for-8 with one walk, one double, and one home run.
  • It’s a small sample size, but Marte has hit Senzatela well in the past. Looking at all Marlins hitters this season, Marte has the highest on-base plus slugging percentage on the team (.916, next highest is Jesús Aguilar with .818) and is just one of five hitters with an adjusted-OPS above league average. Marte did miss about a month with an injury, but he’s played well since returning.
Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte (6) reacts after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Starling Marte
Photo by Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday: Rockies 2B/3B Ryan McMahon.

  • McMahon through 59 games: .257/.309/.495 (108 OPS+).
  • McMahon has stepped up this season for the Rockies, especially with Trevor Story sidelined with an injury. Pitcher List’s Matt Wallach wrote about McMahon’s approach at the plate being more aggressive which has led to success this season. He’s been swinging at the first pitch often and hits the ball extremely hard. He’s also been one of the best defenders in the league this season.

Thursday: It’s Trevor Rogers’ Day.

  • With the way he’s been pitching, it would be a crime not to mention him when he’s taking the mound.
  • He’s been the team’s most valuable player this season, collecting 2.1 fWAR in 12 starts. In those starts: 68.2 IP, 51 H, 15 ER, 24 BB, 81 K.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (4 votes)
  • 45%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (9 votes)
  • 30%
    Rockies win, 2-1
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Rockies sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
20 votes total Vote Now