Colorado Rockies series preview against the Miami Marlins

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Richards #63 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Richards #63 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 23, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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On Thursday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies will open the 2019 season in south Florida, taking on the Miami Marlins.

Miami has been a place that has not been kind to the Colorado Rockies in recent seasons. Colorado went 1-2 last season in Miami while scoring just two runs. In 2017 in Miami, all Rockies fans held their breath as Nolan Arenado was hit on the hand by a pitch and Colorado was swept in a three-game series. The season before, Colorado dropped three of four games in Miami.

OK, OK, you get it. You know south Florida is a historically tough place for the Rockies … and you also know this is where the 2019 season begins for the Rockies. Hmmmm.

Kyle Freeland will take the hill for Colorado in Thursday’s season opener, followed by German Marquez, Tyler Anderson and Jon Gray.

So what can you expect from the Marlins in this opening series? I mean, we already know the infamous statue beyond the outfield fence is gone … but what else? What kind of team will Miami field in 2019? To find these questions out (and more), we went straight to our colleagues over at MarlinManiac.com. Site expert Kevin Kraczkowski answered some of our questions as we prepare you for this season-opening four-game series.

Let’s dive in…

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