Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (26-34, -1 RD) vs. Rockies (24-37, -43 RD) game thread. This is perhaps the final time between now and the All-Star break that Miami will be favored to win a series. So far, so good.
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- LF Raimel Tapia
- 2B Garrett Hampson
- RF Charlie Blackmon
- 1B C.J. Cron
- 3B Ryan McMahon
- CF Yonathan Daza
- SS Brendan Rodgers
- C Elias Díaz
- LHP Austin Gomber (2021 season stats: 4.12 ERA, 4.05 FIP, 25.2 K%, 34.9 HardHit% in 63.1 IP)
Notes: Gomber has the misfortune of being forever linked to Nolan Arenado as part of Colorado’s lackluster compensation from that trade...Connor Joe has been recalled to replace veteran slugger Matt Adams, who suffered an elbow injury on Tuesday...The Rockies’ struggles away from home are truly astounding. In 26 road games prior to this series, they had been held scoreless 10 times! Additional stats below courtesy of Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
- SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Corey Dickerson
- RF Adam Duvall
- 3B Isan Díaz
- C Sandy León
- 2B Jon Berti
- LHP Braxton Garrett (first MLB start of 2021)
Notes: Yet another Marlins injury—Garrett Cooper (lumbar strain) was placed on the 10-day IL, with Lewin Díaz recalled from Triple-A as the corresponding move...Jesús Aguilar is a one-man antithesis of the Rockies. All 12 of his home runs have been hit on the road...For Triple-A Jacksonville, Garrett has posted a 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 24 K in 24.2 IP (5 GS). His pitch count has maxed out at 91...Everybody should be available out of the Marlins bullpen tonight.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Who gets more total bases? (Charlie Blackmon/Garrett Cooper)
- Over/Under 18.5 pitches thrown to Jesús Aguilar? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 5,000 announced attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Rockies/Marlins)