Mar 25, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws against the the St. Louis Cardinals during a game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies @ Miami Marlins Preview: Monday, March 31st 7:05 PM EST (Opening Day)

Opening day is finally here, as the Miami Marlins get ready to take on the Colorad Rockies. The Marlins are hoping to even their all-time Opening Day record at 11-11. To do that, the Marlins will turn to their ace, second year pitcher, Jose Fernandez.The Rockies will be countering with their de-facto ace, left hander Jorge de la Rosa in this one.

Probable Starters

Feb 26, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) poses during photo day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
30/30 Games/Games Started 28/28
167.2 Innings Pitched 172.2
3.49 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 2.19
3.76 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 2.73
112 Strikeouts 187
62 Walks 58
2014 Projected
93.0 Innings Pitched 154.0
4.55 Earned Run Average (ERA) 2.57
4.26 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 2.86

 

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player 2013 wOBA Proj. wOBA (2014)
1 Christian Yelich .341 .328
2 Jeff Baker .389 .304
3 Giancarlo Stanton .368 .382
4 Casey McGehee n/a .304
5 Garrett Jones .309 .321
6 Jarrod Saltalamacchia .349 .320
7 Marcell Ozuna .304 .318
8 Adeiny Hechavarria .251 .273

 

Bold Prediction: Jose Fernandez fires six scoreless innings, striking out eight Rockie hitters. Marcell Ozuna find the stands for the first time in the season and Christian Yelich racks up three hits. Marlins win their opener, 5-1!

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  • Chris Logel

    So, Jose goes six innings of 1 run ball, strikes out 9, Ozuna hits a home run, Yelich gets two hits. Not too bad. Did you go and buy a lottery ticket afterwards?