Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/1/14
Colorado Rockies (0-0) at Miami Marlins (0-0)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Brett Anderson (L) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -112 / Colorado Rockies +102 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies will play their second game of a four-game series on Tuesday. The Marlins creamed the Rockies 10-1 on Opening Day.
The Rockies finished the first game against the Marlins with six hits, and Jorge De Le Rosa gave up five earned runs in the losing effort. Brett Anderson will get the start for the Rockies in this matchup, a pitcher who spent his first five seasons with the Oakland Athletics. Anderson is 26-29 in his career with an ERA of 3.81. Considering Anderson has spent his entire career in the American League, this will be his first career start against the Marlins.
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As expected, the Marlins received a gem from Jose Fernandez, who struck out nine batters in six innings and picked up the victory. In game two, the Marlins will throw out Nate Eovaldi, who finished 4-6 last season with an ERA of 3.39. Eovaldi is a young pitcher who struck out 78 batters in just 106.1 innings last season. Eovaldi is 1-2 in his career against the Rockies with an ERA of 3.22, and he’s only 3-12 in his career at home.
The Rockies are 15-37 in their last 51 road games and 8-21 in their last 28 vs. National League East. The Marlins are 5-0 in their last 4 overall and 4-1 in Eovaldi's last 5 starts.
The Rockies just looked out of sync in game one and simply couldn’t get anything going offensively. Sure, some of those struggles were due to Fernandez being his usual self, but Colorado has a solid lineup that should be able to produce something even against great pitching. Meanwhile, the Marlins looked confident at the plate and were getting the job done offensively and defensively.
That’s why I’m going to once again back the Marlins and the small juice. Eovaldi is another promising pitcher who should quiet the Rockies bats and do enough to help Miami start the season off 2-0.