Ricky Nolasco has made six starts against the Rockies, and he has won five of them. The Rockies have not won a game in a week or at Marlins Park ever. There is some good news though, asthe last time Ricky Nolasco faced the Rockies, he gave up 11 runs in 3 innings. That was good for a -6 game score, good for the worst start by any pitcher in either league in all of 2011. So maybe that's a good thing for tonight?
Nicasio and Nolasco, despite having comparable last names, also have very, very comparable pitching lines for 2012. Nearly everything is a cough away from identical, except for those strikeouts. Via FIP, Nicasio is a small leap better than the Marlins' $9 million man.
|2012 - Juan Nicasio||2-1||8||8||0||0||0||0||45.1||50||22||22||6||17||42||4.37||1.48|
|2012 - Ricky Nolasco||4-2||8||8||0||0||0||0||48.1||51||22||22||5||13||26||4.10||1.32|
05/22/12 5:10 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Miami Marlins|
|Jonathan Herrera - 2B||Jose Reyes - SS|
|Jordan Pacheco - #B||Bryan Petersen - CF|
|Carlos Gonzalez - LF||Hanley Ramirez - 3B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Austin Kearns - LF|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Michael Cuddyer - RF||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Wilin Rosario- C||John Buck - C|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Donnie Murphy - 2B|
|Juan Nicasio - P||Ricky Nolasco - P|