Boston, Massachusetts 2021-06-08 00:55:07 –
The Colorado Rockies, with the worst major road record on 4-22, will visit the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night to launch a three-game series.
Colorado defeated Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Sunday to win a 4-2 home stand.
However, the Rockies have been shut out 10 times on the street. Far from Denver, their opponents outperform Colorado by 131-63.
But good news for the Rockies could be waiting, as Starshort’s Trevor Story (missing nine games due to an elbow injury) is set to begin before the game on Tuesday.
The two-time All-Star story hasn’t been played since May 27th. He recorded a total of 72 and 50 home runs in the 2018-19 season. In the 2020 season, shortened by a pandemic, he led the National League with 15 steals and recorded 11 home runs in 59 games.
This year, the story has a batting average of .255 with 8 steels and 5 home runs.
Rockies manager Bud Black must also like the chance with Antonio Senzatera (2-5, ERA 4.47) on the mound. Right-handed, he has an ERA of 2.28 in the last four starts.
He has never played against the Marlins, but Senzatela is confidently successful in playing against Miami. In a total of four games against the Marlins, he allowed only three hits and two points in nine innings.
Senzatela defeated the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Wednesday, taking 12 ground ball outs in the 7th inning and 2/3 innings.
Senzatela said he allowed Texas three runs (one goal). “I tried to lower the ball and use the defense.”
Another thing to note on Tuesday is that right fielder Charlie Blackmon will overtake Larry Walker on Colorado’s all-time hit list to take second place. Blackmon with a batting average of .268 has 1,360 hits, one stroke behind Walker. Todd Helton is at the top of the list with 2,519 hits.
Meanwhile, the Marlins, who lost 9 in the last 10 games, started with Pablo Lopez (1 win, 3 losses, ERA 2.82) on his right arm.
Lopez, who recorded a career high with nine strikeouts in the latest starting lineup, was on schedule to pitch on Monday. However, the Marlins decided to give him an extra day of rest. This is a promise to do occasionally for all young pitchers.
The 25-year-old Lopez made six quality starts in twelve tries this season, and the Marlins are five wins and seven losses when he pitches.
As for the Marlins, on May 26th, they were only 1 1/2 games away from 1st place, losing eight straight games.
“It’s hard to swallow,” said Miami manager Don Mattingly. “We were in a winning position, but we couldn’t close the door.”
The Marlins will suffer a 5-3 road defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Miami made two throw mistakes by catcher Jorge Alfaro and right fielder Adam Duvall, but Mattingly wasn’t disappointed.
“I’m really proud to have played (Monday night),” Mattingly said of his team. He hit 12 hits, including 3 hits in the 9th inning. The game is over. “We continued to give ourselves a chance.
“If you play with the same intensity, we’re okay.”
–Field level media
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