MLB

Sun, Aug 19, 2012 - 3:10 PM ET
 

Marlins-Rockies Preview

Share This Story

   
 

Sunday will mark the final game in Colorado this season for Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins.

The Rockies certainly won't be sad to see Stanton go.

Stanton, who has homered in all six games he's ever played in Colorado, will try to extend the streak and help the Marlins close their four-game series against the Rockies with a third consecutive win.

While both Miami (55-66) and Colorado (45-73) are well out of the playoff chase, Stanton's at-bats have become must-see viewing this weekend.

After hitting a game-tying, 474-foot homer in Friday's 6-5 victory, he delivered a 448-foot, three-run shot in the first inning Saturday as the Marlins went on to win by the same score.

Stanton is the first player in major league history to homer in his first six games at a visiting ballpark.

"That's pretty cool," Stanton said. "Anytime you do something no one's ever done in the big leagues it's something pretty cool."

The Marlins, who have won four of six this season against the Rockies, will now try to win three in a row overall for the first time since July 4-6. With Stanton at the plate and Josh Johnson (7-9, 3.73 ERA) on the mound, Miami has to like its chances.

Johnson has a 1.60 ERA over his last five starts, though he only has a 2-2 record to show for it due largely to a 2.1 run-support average in those outings. The right-hander gave up only three hits in eight innings against Philadelphia on Tuesday, but one of those hits was a Jimmy Rollins solo home run in the Marlins' 1-0 loss.

"My job is to go out there and put up zero," Johnson said. "I gave up one, so it's my fault."

Johnson is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies, allowing one run in each. He's also faced them once as a reliever.

Colorado scored four runs over the final two innings Saturday - two on a single by Tyler Colvin with two outs in the ninth - but the rally came up short. Colvin, who finished 3 for 5 with three RBIs, is hitting .400 (12 for 30) with three doubles and eight RBIs in his last eight games.

Colorado sends Drew Pomeranz (1-7, 5.04) to the mound for the series finale

Pomeranz is 0-4 with a 7.82 ERA over his last six starts, but will be coming off extra rest. The left-hander last pitched Aug. 11, when he allowed four runs and six hits in four innings of a 9-3 loss to San Francisco. His scheduled start has been pushed back from Wednesday because of soreness in a chest muscle.

"When I try to throw max effort, it bothers me," Pomeranz, who hasn't won since July 6, told the Rockies' official website. "I could go out there and pitch not at my best, back off a little bit, but what's the point? ... Of course, it helps to keep my innings at whatever innings limit the have for me."

The Rockies are expected to place Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list Sunday after he aggravated his right oblique, an injury that cost him 11 games earlier this month. They remain without Carlos Gonzalez (bereavement list).

Tagged: Rockies, Marlins, Josh Johnson, Giancarlo Stanton

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



MLB Videos

Bautista talks Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Jose Bautista discusses Derek Jeter's career and his final appearance in the MLB...

Jeter honored to play in last All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Derek Jeter compares his first All-Star Game experience with his last, Mike Trou...

Matheny defends Wainwright: He's out there to compete Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Mike Matheny comments on the media's reaction to Adam Wainwright's joke about le...

SimLeague Baseball - Simulation Baseball Game

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Yankees/browse/featuredproduct/606363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_606000/ff_606363_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash
    Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Tigers/browse/featuredproduct/1064043/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1064000/ff_1064043_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Gray http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067359/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067359_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room Pullover Hoodie - Steel http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067382/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067382_xl.jpg&w=100 54.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room 39THIRTY Flex Hat - Charcoal/Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067785/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067785_xl.jpg&w=100 31.95 New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Ro..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068294/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068294_xl.jpg&w=100 21.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Bl..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice Performance Jersey - Black/Orange http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068787/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068787_xl.jpg&w=100 94.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice P..