The Miami Marlins picked up their first series win since early-July on Thursday with a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. After an impressive showing against the Mets during the week, Miami now hits the road for six consecutive games with a three-game weekend series in Colorado against the Rockies up first.
The Rockies are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Cubs during the week, and currently sport a 5-5 record across their last 10 games. Colorado has struggled mightily on the road this season, but have been very good at Coors Field with a 35-21 record at home during the 2021 campaign. The Marlins and Rockies have already met once this season where Miami took two-of-three at loanDepot Park in early-June.
Miami Marlins (47-62, 5th in NL East) vs Colorado Rockies (48-61, 4th in NL West)
- Friday, August 6 – 8:40 pm ET – Sandy Alcantara (6-9, 3.12 ERA) vs German Marquez (9-8, 3.51 ERA)
- Saturday, August 7 – 8:10 pm ET – Jesus Luzardo (3-4, 6.70 ERA) vs Austin Gomber (8-6, 4.04 ERA)
- Sunday, August 8 – 3:10 pm ET – TBD vs Kyle Freeland (2-6, 4.46 ERA)
The Marlins come into this series swinging some hot bats after averaging 4.5 runs per game during their four-game series against the Mets. Not only are the Fish currently receiving strong production from regular’s such as Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas, but also from other notables including Lewis Brinson and Isan Diaz.
The Rockies are lead offensively by 3B/2B Ryan McMahon who is slashing .264/.336/.474 with 17 HR’s in an impressive breakout season. Colorado also displays some other notable names in their lineup including Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia, and Charlie Blackmon, as well as 24-year-old 2B/SS Brendan Rodgers who enters this series with an 11-game hitting streak.
Both teams enter this three-game series fresh off series’ wins, as well as each displaying a 5-5 record across their last 10 games. While both the Marlins and Rockies will likely not see postseason baseball in 2021, we should see some strong pitching in this series to pair with two offenses that are currently clicking at the moment. Speaking of pitching, don’t be surprised if the Marlins starting rotation is the difference in this series.
Series Prediction: Marlins 2-1