Jose Urena (0-2, 5.49 ERA) and Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 6.16 ERA) start in the second of a four-game series between the Miami Marlins (25-36) and the Colorado Rockies (27-32) at Marlins Park. The Marlins won the last game 6-0 and Miami leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 12 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-FL.
Urena pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Rockies. Giancarlo Stanton (.249, 39 Rs, 22 HRs, 55 RBIs, 4 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run, one home run, and four RBIs. Kendrick is 14-3 with a 3.41 ERA against the Marlins in his career. He is up against a quality Miami offense that's batting .262. DJ LeMahieu (.351, 28 Rs, 3 HRs, 29 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
Miami is a -132 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Marlins have an overall money line of -1,266 and a record as the favorite of 12-17. The Marlins are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with a phenomenal 9.0 per game. As for the pitchers, the Marlins are the fifth-best team in the NL at limiting hits during home games, allowing only 8.5 hits per game to their opponents this season.
In games where it is the underdog, Colorado has a 22-21 record and an overall money line of -178. The Rockies have a dynamic offense, ranking fifth in the league with 183 extra base hits.
The Marlins lead the season series, 3-1. The Marlins have a bad 17-31 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Kendrick takes the mound. Urena (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 24-24 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA, O/U - Over
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games.
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Miami.
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Colorado.
Miami earned its fourth shutout of the season in its last game. Colorado has been shut out three times this season.
When the Marlins play into extra innings, they have a 3-1 record. The Rockies are 1-4 when their games exceed nine innings.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Rockies are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Marlins have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 19-11. The Rockies have a 21-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Miami has earned 235 this season. Colorado ranks seventh with 263 runs.
Miami and Colorado both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Miami sits at 26th with 138 this season and Colorado ranks 29th with 127.
The Marlins are 15-20 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 24-16 when they hit at least one homer.