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Game Preview: David Hale vs. Mat Latos

The Rockies try to salvage the series against the Marlins today.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies play the Marlins today at 2:10 MT.

David Hale takes the mound for the Rockies. It's his his fourth start of the year. Each of the previous three starts have come at Coors Field. Hale enters with a 4.12 ERA. He's thrown at least six innings in each of his turns and hasn't given up more than four runs in any one start. Most significantly, Hale is yet to walk a batter. The Rockies acquired Hale from Atlanta this past offseason, so he's seen the Marlins a few times, although today will mark his first start against them.

The Marlins respond with Mat Latos, who is making his return from the disabled list. Latos will make his tenth start of the season, and it's his first since May 21. The Marlins acquired Latos from the Reds during the offseason, and he's not pitched well since coming over. Latos enters with a 6.12 ERA in 42.2 innings pitched. In particular, Latos has turned in three very short and very ugly outings. His first start of the season lasted just 0.2 innings, during which he gave up seven runs. The final two starts before going on the disabled list with knee inflammation were similarly ugly. He went three and 5.1 innings and allowed five and six runs, respectively.

Charlie Blackmon is getting the day off, and DJ LeMahieu will hit leadoff for the second time this season.


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>

<th align="left">MIAMI MARLINS</th>




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Dee Gordon - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Corey Dickerson - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Martin Prado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Christian Yelich - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Giancarlo Stanton - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Marcell Ozuna - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ben Paulsen - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Justin Bour - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mike McKenry - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jeff Mathis - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Brandon Barnes - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Adeiny Hechavarria - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">David Hale - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mat Latos - RHP</td></tr></tbody>




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