Marquez expected to start as Rockies host the Nationals
Denver; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rockies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado and Washington will square off at Coors Field on Wednesday.
The Rockies are 4-7 in home games. The Colorado pitching staff averages 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, German Marquez leads them with a mark of 8.4.
The Nationals are 6-5 on the road. The Washington offense has compiled a .260 batting average as a team this season, Anthony Rendon leads the team with a mark of .371. The Nationals won the last meeting 6-3. Patrick Corbin earned his second victory and Victor Robles went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Washington. Jeff Hoffman registered his first loss for Colorado.
Rendon leads the Nationals with six home runs and is batting .371. Brian Dozier is 5-for-28 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 7-3, .264 batting average, 3.33 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs
Nationals: 5-5, .261 batting average, 4.24 ERA
Rockies Injuries: Chris Rusin: 10-day IL (back), Jake McGee: 10-day IL (knee), Kyle Freeland: 10-day IL (finger blister), Noel Cuevas: 10-day IL (quad), Daniel Murphy: 10-day IL (finger), Chris Iannetta: 10-day IL (lat).