Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (30-36, +14 DR) vs. Rockies (30-38, -58 RD) game thread. The roof will be open at LoanDepot Park for only the second time this season.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The fourth inning of the contest runs from June 10 through June 29.
Rockies Starting Lineup
- LF Yonathan Daza (108 wRC+ this season, career 76 wRC+)
- 2B Brendan Rodgers (76, 80)
- DH Charlie Blackmon (109, 113)
- 1B CJ Cron (134, 115)
- 3B Ryan McMahon (88, 87)
- RF Randal Grichuk (79, 100)
- SS Jose Iglesias (90, 87)
- C Elias Diaz (52, 76)
- CF Garrett Hampson (88, 69)
RHP Chad Kuhl
Notes: This is on pace to be a career year for the 29-year-old Kuhl. He relies heavily on his slider to put away opposing batters—39 of his 49 strikeouts have come on that pitch…Even including Tuesday’s performance, the Rockies are among MLB’s worst hitting teams on the road with a collective 76 wRC+ away from Coors Field , homering only 16 times in 30 games. Blackmon is one of the few Colorado batters who’s been better on the road (113 wRC+) than at home (99 wRC+). He has recorded hits in 13 of his last 14 games overall.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 3B Jon Berti (126 wRC+ this season, career 101 wRC+)
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (131, 104)
- LF Jorge Soler (113, 111)
- DH Garrett Cooper (140, 123)
- 1B Jesus Aguilar (107, 112)
- RF Avisaíl Garcia (67, 102)
- CF Jesus Sanchez (99, 101)
- SS Miguel Rojas (85, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (61, 85)
RHP Pablo Lopez
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Chisholm and Stallings in, Willians Astudillo and Nick Fortes out; Berti switches from 2B to 3B, Cooper and Aguilar swap DH/1B
Additional Notes: Fortes has unequivocally outplayed Stallings this season, but Stallings has caught every pitch thrown by López this season. In unrelated news, the Marlins won their arbitration case against Stallings, which sets his 2022 salary at $2.45 million…MLB’s leading base-stealer this season, Berti has a tough challenge tonight facing the Chad Kuhl/Elias Díaz battery. Díaz ranked second in the majors with a 42.1% caught stealing rate in 2021, and runners have rarely attempted to go against Kuhl through the years.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and Jeff Nelson—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Kelly Saco). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Isaac Azout and Kevin Barral are representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter for in-game updates (@IsaacAzout and @kevin_barral). Kevin will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.