Preview: Marlins riding momentum into series opener against Rockies in Colorado
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 8 p.m.
Miami Marlins (45-75, fifth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (54-67, fifth in the NL West)
Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.45 ERA)
Rockies: Jon Gray (10-8, 4.06 ERA)
Colorado and Miami will square off on Friday.
The Rockies are 30-29 on their home turf. Colorado leads the National League in hitting with a .269 batting average, Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an average of .323.
The Marlins are 20-36 on the road. Miami has hit 100 home runs this season, last in the majors. Brian Anderson leads the club with 20, averaging one every 21.8 at-bats.
Blackmon leads the Rockies with 142 hits and is batting .323. Nolan Arenado is 10-for-33 with a double, five home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 52 extra base hits and is batting .255. Starlin Castro is 16-for-39 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES
Rockies: 3-7, .291 batting average, 7.52 ERA, outscored by 29 runs
Marlins: 3-7, .281 batting average, 7.06 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: (back), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Pablo Lopez: (shoulder), Tayron Guerrero: (finger), Julian Fernandez: (elbow), JT Riddle: (forearm), Cesar Puello: (hip), Neil Walker: (finger), Miguel Rojas: (hamstring), Chad Wallach: (concussion).