Colorado Rockies series preview: 3 game series against Miami

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies yells at a fan sitting by the on-deck circle after hitting a three run home run off of Jake Barrett #33 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field on September 11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies yells at a fan sitting by the on-deck circle after hitting a three run home run off of Jake Barrett #33 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field on September 11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Anderson of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – MAY 30: Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson #44 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on May 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

On Tuesday, Jose Urena will face the Rockies. He is 14-6 with a 3.55 ERA in 32 appearances (26 starts). On August 11, he faced the Rockies in Miami and he went 5 1/3 innings allowing six hits and three runs. In seven starts since then, he is 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA and a .243 opponent batting average.

Tyler Anderson will toe the slab for the Rox. Since his return from the disabled list, he has made three appearances (two starts and a long relief appearance). In that span, he is 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA and batters have only hit .173 with a .211 on-base percentage.

Wednesday’s probable starters

In the series finale, Adam Conley will be starting for the Marlins. He is 7-7 with a 5.74 ERA in 20 games (19 starts). It will be imperative for the Rockies to get on Conley early as other teams have of late. In four September starts, he has not logged more than 5 2/3 innings in any start. Combined in the month, he has only averaged four innings per start with an ERA of 9.56 and an opponent batting average of .348. In his last start against Arizona, he only went 1 2/3 innings and he allowed six hits and seven runs.

He will face Jon Gray. Since July 25, he has not allowed more than three runs in any start. In that span, he has made 12 starts and he is 6-3 with a 2.49 ERA and a .243 opponent batting average. In September, he has been even better. He is 3-1 with 2.17 ERA and a .219 opponent batting average in the month. This will be his final start before the Rockies hope that he will start in the National League Wild Card Game next Wednesday.

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