Miami Marlins: Grading the Fish vs Colorado Rockies

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 03: Jose Urena /

José Ureña +.238

José Ureña was the hard-luck loser in Miami’s 1-0 series opening loss to the Rockies. He now has an 0-4 record for the season.

Ureña has racked up a 19-25 record in parts of four seasons with the Miami Marlins. This includes a breakout 2017 when he emerged as an unlikely ace with a 14-7 campaign. He turned in a solid 1.273 WHIP and a 3.82 ERA. On the negative side, he led the NL with 14 HBP and his FIP was a career high 5.20.

To start this season, Ureña hit three batters in the very first major league inning, against the Chicago Cubs. Since then, he’s only hit one. Coming into his start on Friday, he had struck out 21 in 26 innings and surrendered a .270/.348/.430 slashline, with a 5.88 ERA.

Ureña lasted a season-high-tying seven inning on Friday, and struck out five Rockies. He allowed only one earned run, walking one and allowing six hits. He earned a 65 GameScore and got 67-of-98 pitches over the plate.