Colorado Rockies (24-36) vs. Miami Marlins (25-34)
June 9, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins -112 / Colorado Rockies +103 ; Over/Under: 7.5
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The Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins meet in MLB action from LoanDepot Park on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back from a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Tuesday night. Ryan McMahon had an RBI for the Rockies in the losing effort while Charlie Blackmon went 2 for 3 with a double. Garrett Hampson had a double as well while Raimel Tapia and Dom Nunez each had a base hit to finish off Colorado’s offense as the Rockies had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Antonio Senzatela took the loss, falling to 2-6 on the year after allowing four earned runs on nine hits while striking out eight over six innings of work. Austin Gomber will start here and is 4-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Gomber’s first career start against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will look to build on their win over Colorado last time out. Jesus Aguilar, Corey Dickerson and Adam Duvall each had two RBIs to make up the scoring for Miami in the win with Dickerson belting a triple, Aguilar going 2 for 3 with a double and Duvall adding a pair of hits as well. Starling Marte had three hits while Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jon Berti each had two hits and Jorge Alfaro added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Marlins in the winning effort. Pablo Lopez got the win to improve to 2-3 on the year after allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight over eight innings of work. Braxton Garrett will make the start here and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. This will be Garrett’s first career start against Colorado.
Colorado is 14-37 in their last 51 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record. Miami is 2-9 in their last 11 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 game two matchups. Colorado is 5-14 in the last 19 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
Gomber has improved from a horrendous start to the year for the Rockies after being one of the bigger pieces in the Nolan Arenado deal in the offseason, but as nice as the improvement is, that doesn’t change the fact that the Rockies have also been brutal on the road this season and will likely have the worst road record in the league at the end of the season. I’ve seen nothing to convince me that the Rockies will all of a sudden turn things around on the road, so I’ll back the Marlins at home in this one.