Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies, 1.10 P.M.
The Rockies (45-73) look to split this 4 game set with the Marlins (55-66). The Rockies have lost consecutive games with the identical score of 6-5 after winning 4 in a row. Heading to the mound today for the Rockies is Drew Pomeranz (1-7, 5.04 ERA). He will face the Marlins ace Josh Johnson (7-9, 3.73 ERA).
Pomeranz has not pitched since August 11 because of lingering soreness in his chest. In that start he gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in a 9-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Over his last 6 starts he is 0-4 with a 7.82 ERA. Pomeranz’ last win was July 6 (his only win of the season) when he went 6 1/3 innings with 1 hit and 0 runs in a 5-1 Rockies win against the Washington Nationals.
Johnson went 8 innings and only gave up 1 ER in his last start against the Philadelphia Phillies, but got no offensive support in a 1-0 loss. In his last 5 starts he is 2-2 with a 1.60 ERA. He has dominated the Rockies in his career, having faced them 4 times he is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA, never giving up more than one run in each of his starts.
Pomeranz will need to put the clamps on the Marlins Giancarlo Stanton, who last night set a new MLB record with his sixth straight HR in his first 6 games at an opponent’s ballpark. So far this month Stanton is batting .317 with 5 HR’s, 11 RBI’s and a 1.106 OPS. Against the Rockies he is batting .320, 4 HR’s, 10 RBI’s and an absurd 1.210 OPS.
Eric Young Jr and Tyler Colvin have been carrying the Rockies offense in the month of August so far. Young is batting .413, has a .456 OBP with 3 HR’s and 8 RBI’s. Colvin over his last 8 games is batting .400, with 3 doubles and 8 RBI’s.
Eric Young Jr. LF
Tyler Colvin 1B
Drew Pomeranz P
Jose Reyes SS
Carlos Lee 1B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Josh Johnson P