Last night was fun, right? The Colorado Rockies blew the barn doors (boathouse doors?) off the Miami Marlins with a 14-2 final score powered by another excellent outing from Germán Márquez, the long ball, and a nine run fourth inning. The Rockies hope to keep the offense running hot on a hazy Denver evening.
Starting on the mound for the Rockies is Austin Gomber. The lefty is coming off a difficult last outing where he threw a 40 pitch first inning and was promptly pulled. He walked two and allowed four runs on four hits, but did strike out three in his single inning of work. Manager Bud Black said following that outing that he didn’t want to push him too hard just two games removed from the IL, hence the short hook. Gombito will look to rebound against a struggling Marlins offense, and his 1.98 ERA at Coors his season is a strong indicator in his ability to do so.
On the bump for the Marlins is the Lizard King himself: Jesús Luzardo. Luzardo is making his second start for the Marlins after being traded from the Oakland Athletics for Starling Marte at the deadline. The young lefty has been struggling in his sophomore campaign, posting an ERA of 6.70 through 43 innings. His last time out, he gave up three runs on four hits with three walks against the New York Mets, but struck out five through five innings. Luzardo has faced the Rockies before this season, back when he was still in kelly green. Coming out of the bullpen for the A’s on June 5 he gave up two runs on four hits in two innings of work, including Brendan Rodgers’ first career home run.
First Pitch: 6:10 PM MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)