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Know Your Foe: Rockies welcome Miami Marlins to Coors Field

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Miami comes to Denver in the midst of a tumultuous season.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins make their lone visit to Coors Field this season already on their second manager of 2015.

Miami fired manager Mike Redmond after a 16-22 start, replacing him with general manager Dan Jennings, who has gone 6-10 in his first 16 games in the dugout. This leaves the Marlins with a record of 22-32, putting them in fourth place in the NL East.

The Marlins have won four of their last six games, however, taking two of three from both the Mets and Cubs over the past week.

Hitters to watch

Miami acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Dodgers in the offseason, and he is leading the league with a .368 batting average in his first 51 games as a Marlin. He has also stolen 20 bases while being caught seven times.

However, the real hitter to watch for the Marlins is of course right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is hitting .231/.325/.533 with 17 of Miami's 40 home runs as a team, including one that went completely out of Dodger Stadium:


Stanton has hit .358/.477/.868 with seven home runs in his 14 career games at Coors Field.

2015 hitting stats

Name G PA HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ BsR Off Def WAR
Dee Gordon 51 234 0 30 15 20 4.3% 13.7% .064 .426 .368 .395 .432 .360 127 4.0 11.5 7.6 2.8
Giancarlo Stanton 53 231 17 32 46 4 12.1% 31.2% .302 .257 .231 .325 .533 .361 128 0.9 8.5 4.2 2.1
Martin Prado 53 230 3 19 23 0 3.9% 13.0% .083 .321 .287 .323 .370 .307 92 0.3 -1.9 3.9 1.0
Marcell Ozuna 51 214 3 22 18 1 8.4% 20.6% .103 .342 .278 .336 .381 .316 98 1.1 0.6 0.9 0.9
Adeiny Hechavarria 51 198 2 27 22 1 4.0% 16.2% .102 .355 .305 .333 .406 .320 100 0.6 0.7 6.6 1.4
J.T. Realmuto 41 157 2 17 11 2 3.8% 15.3% .128 .234 .209 .237 .338 .246 51 1.2 -7.8 2.9 0.0
Christian Yelich 35 144 2 9 11 4 7.6% 27.8% .068 .300 .220 .285 .288 .261 61 -1.9 -8.5 -1.6 -0.6
Michael Morse 37 138 2 4 10 0 5.8% 28.3% .078 .287 .211 .268 .289 .252 55 -1.7 -8.9 -2.7 -0.8
Ichiro Suzuki 50 130 1 15 8 3 7.7% 10.0% .042 .311 .286 .338 .328 .299 87 -1.4 -3.5 -3.8 -0.4
Justin Bour 31 77 5 8 10 0 6.5% 20.8% .250 .373 .333 .377 .583 .414 164 -0.9 4.8 -0.3 0.7
Donovan Solano 28 42 0 5 5 0 2.4% 19.0% .100 .250 .200 .238 .300 .238 45 0.3 -2.4 -2.4 -0.4
Jeff Baker 23 40 2 9 4 0 15.0% 30.0% .235 .350 .265 .375 .500 .382 142 0.7 2.6 -2.5 0.1


Pitchers to watch

The Marlins have starters Jose Fernandez, Henderson Alvarez, Jarred Cosart and Mat Latos all on the disabled list, so the most intriguing pitcher going at Coors Field this weekend will be Sunday's starter, 23-year-old Jose Urena.

Sunday will be Urena's third big league start, he has allowed eight runs in 10⅔ innings in his first two, losses to the Cubs and Pirates.

Miami's starters on Friday and Saturday are Tom Koehler and David Phelps, perhaps the two most milquetoast starting pitchers in all of baseball.

2015 pitching stats

Name W L SV G GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP LOB% GB% HR/FB ERA FIP xFIP WAR
Dan Haren 6 2 0 11 11 68 6.09 1.85 1.46 .241 85.6% 35.0% 11.6% 3.18 4.57 4.42 0.3
Tom Koehler 3 3 0 11 10 58.1 6.02 3.86 1.08 .264 73.7% 40.8% 9.6% 4.01 4.67 4.86 0.1
David Phelps 2 2 0 11 9 54 6.00 2.67 0.50 .289 69.9% 41.6% 5.7% 3.50 3.45 4.10 0.9
Mat Latos 1 4 0 9 9 42.2 7.59 3.38 0.63 .358 59.6% 38.7% 6.8% 6.12 3.47 3.99 0.6
Jarred Cosart 1 3 0 7 7 39.2 5.45 3.18 1.13 .229 72.5% 53.8% 14.7% 4.08 4.68 4.24 0.0
Brad Hand 1 1 0 16 2 34 5.82 2.12 0.00 .315 62.8% 48.2% 0.0% 4.24 2.53 3.64 0.6
Sam Dyson 2 2 0 26 0 27.2 8.78 3.58 0.00 .297 72.7% 68.1% 0.0% 2.93 2.36 2.81 0.5
Bryan Morris 3 1 0 27 0 26.2 7.76 4.05 0.68 .402 77.9% 63.2% 13.3% 4.05 3.71 3.53 0.0
A.J. Ramos 0 0 5 25 0 26.1 11.62 2.73 0.00 .246 87.0% 47.4% 0.0% 1.03 1.56 2.62 1.0
Henderson Alvarez 0 4 0 4 4 22.1 3.63 2.82 0.40 .318 50.6% 57.3% 6.3% 6.45 3.83 4.25 0.2
Mike Dunn 1 3 0 24 0 19.2 7.32 2.29 0.92 .281 61.3% 40.7% 8.0% 5.03 3.72 4.18 0.0
Steve Cishek 1 5 3 19 0 19.1 7.91 4.66 0.93 .375 63.3% 42.2% 9.5% 6.98 4.25 4.43 -0.2
Jose Urena 0 2 0 4 2 13.2 4.61 2.63 1.32 .333 59.4% 50.0% 13.3% 7.24 5.09 4.72 0.0
Carter Capps 1 0 0 8 0 11 15.55 1.64 0.00 .278 87.5% 52.9% 0.0% 0.82 0.48 1.11 0.4
Nick Masset 0 0 0 8 0 9.2 5.59 0.93 0.00 .364 78.6% 51.5% 0.0% 1.86 2.49 3.79 0.1
Vin Mazzaro 0 0 0 4 0 5.2 4.76 1.59 0.00 .235 80.0% 17.6% 0.0% 1.59 2.58 4.80 0.1
Andre Rienzo 0 0 0 1 0 1.1 13.50 0.00 0.00 .000 100.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.0


Probable starters

Game 1 (June 5): Tom Koehler vs. Eddie Butler

Game 2 (June 6): David Phelps vs. Chris Rusin

Game 3 (June 7): Jose Urena vs. Kyle Kendrick