The Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action from Coors Field. This will be the second installment in a four-game series this week. On Monday in the opener, the Rockies posted a two-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Marlins played the Giants over the weekend and didn’t have much luck, winning just one of three games. On Monday against Colorado, the Marlins out-hit the Rockies 11-7 in a 5-3 loss. Edward Cabrera went 6.0 innings in the start with three earned on five hits and a walk.
As starter for the Tuesday game it’ll be Miami’s Eury Perez. Over his first two starts this year (the first pair of his career) Perez is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 9.2 combined innings.
Over on the Colorado side, they took on the Rangers in their last series and won all three games for a sweep. In the Monday matchup the Rockies scored two runs in both the first and seventh innings during the victory. Starter Chase Anderson lasted 5.2 innings with two earned, eight hits and two walks.
In the starter slot for the Tuesday game, Colorado will go with Austin Gomber. Over nine starts this year Gomber is 3-4 with a 6.70 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 44.1 innings. Gomber is 24-23 with a 4.89 ERA in 108 career games (64 starts).
The Marlins are 5-2 in their last seven Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last five versus a lefty starter. The under is 15-6 in Miami’s last 21 Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 8-20 in their last 28 versus the NL East and 5-14 in their last 19 in game two of a series. The under is 9-2 in Colorado’s last 11 Tuesday games.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll take a stab on the Marlins in this one. Miami has gotten a couple of pretty solid efforts out of Perez in his first pair. he’s coming off a win versus Washington with 5.0 innings, one earned, three hits and a walk. The Marlins have had some decent offensive efforts lately so if they can muster another one of those the team should be in good shape by the time Perez exits. On Monday Miami saw all but two batters get at least one hit, but they couldn’t overcome the five earned from Cabrera and JT Chargois. So long as Perez gets in a good outing here however I think the Marlins will be okay.