Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 3/31/14
Colorado Rockies (0-0) at Miami Marlins (0-0)
MLB Baseball: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Jose Fernandez (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -155 / Colorado Rockies +135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins will begin their 2014 regular season with a matchup Monday night.
The Rockies will throw Jorge De La Rosa on the mound, who finished last season with a 16-6 record and an ERA of 3.49. De La Rosa is 5-4 against the Marlins all-time and has allowed 32 earned runs in 54 innings pitched against the fish. However, De La Rosa finished 2-0 against the Marlins last season and allowed just three runs in 11 innings pitched. First baseman Justin Morneau will make his Rockies debut, and he’s 0-5 in just two career games at Marlins Park.
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The Marlins will start their ace in Jose Fernandez, who won the 2013 NL Rookie of Year. Fernandez finished last season with a 12-6 record and an ERA of 2.19. Fernandez has played two games against the Colorado Rockies and won both, allowing just two runs in 14 innings and striking out 16 batters. The Miami Marlins made some additions to their lineup, adding shortstop Rafael Furcal and catcher Jarod Saltalamacchia, which should add some pop to the worst scoring offense in the league last season.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in De La Rosas last 5 starts vs. National League East. The Marlins are 11-0 in Fernandez's last 11 home starts and 6-1 in Fernandez's last 7 starts during game 1 of a series. The Rockies are 4-1 in De La Rosa's last 5 starts vs. Marlins.
A betting trend that you should get familiar real quick in baseball is not betting against Jose Fernandez. The Marlins star pitcher is the absolute real deal and was absolute money last season when pitching in Marlins Park. While the Rockies are capable of scoring runs in bunches, betting against Fernandez right now at home isn’t a wise move.