Jorge De La Rosa (2-2, 6.15 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (25-29) meet Jose Urena (0-2, 7.24 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (23-33) in the last of a three-game series at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 10-5 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 7 and will air on FSN-FL and ROOT-RM.
De La Rosa is 5-5 with a 5.71 ERA against the Marlins in his career, and is up against a strong Miami offense that's hitting .262 on the year. DJ LeMahieu (.339, 25 Rs, 3 HRs, 27 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI. The Marlins were unsuccessful the last time Urena pitched. He went, going 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking three in a 5-1 loss to the Cubs. Dee Gordon (.365, 31 Rs, 16 RBIs, 20 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Marlins, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
Colorado, a -124 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Miami. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is 11 runs. The Rockies perform poorly as a favorite with a 5-10 record and have an overall money line of -212. They have struggled as the favorite over their last 10 games, going 0-1. The Rockies come into the game with the NL's top ranked home scoring offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game in their own ballpark. The Rockies are an exceptional hitting team with an NL-best 10.3 hits per home game. They typically aren't overmatched by pitchers, leading the NL with an average of only 6.2 strikeouts per home game.
Switching gears, the Marlins come into this game with a win percentage of .429 when playing as the underdog (12-16) and an overall money line of -1,053. One of the top hitting teams in the NL are the Marlins, who average 8.9 hits per game. Switching gears to Miami's pitching staff, they allow just 2.7 walks per road game, fifth-best in the NL.
This game will feature Urena (RHP) on the mound against the Rockies, who have a 21-21 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Marlins will be the right-hander De La Rosa. Right-handed starters have been a big issue for them as they sport records of 7-15 on the road and 16-29 overall.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Colorado is 10-10, while Miami is 9-16.
The Rockies are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 10 runs. The Marlins have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 3-21. The Rockies have a 4-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Miami ranks near the bottom of the league at 25th when it comes to home runs, hitting 41 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with 62.
Colorado and Miami both rank in the top five of the league in hits. Colorado sits at third with 9.36 hits per game and Miami ranks fifth with 8.95.
Ranking 21st, Miami is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.690). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .759.
The Marlins are 10-19 when they allow at least one home run. Colorado has the same record when allowing one or more homers.