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Colorado1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 250
Miami0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 x 6130
  W: P. López (2-3)   L: A. Senzatela (2-6)
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Rockies hope to have Trevor Story back to open Marlins series

According to STATS
According to STATS

Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins

  1. Colorado has not won a road series against the Marlins since 2013, losing five series and splitting once.
  2. The Rockies, who are 4-22 on the road in 2021, are the first major-league team to lose 22 of their first 26 road games of a season since 2006, when two teams started 4-22 (Royals and Pirates). Colorado has scored 11 runs in its last 11 road games, with four of those in its last road contest, on May 30 in Pittsburgh.
  3. The Marlins pulled within a game of .500 with their win over the Phillies on May 26, but they have lost nine of 10 games since then.
  4. Isan Diaz is 4-for-12 over his last three games, raising his season batting average from .116 to .148.
  5. Joshua Fuentes went 9-for-25 (.360) on the Rockies' homestand and is hitting 175 points higher at Coors Field (.330) than in road games (.155) this season.
  6. Antonio Senzatela has not allowed a home run in his last four starts, three of which were at Coors Field. Pablo Lopez struck out nine batters in his last start, tying a career high (also this year on April 18).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/8/2021 thru 6/10/2021

The Colorado Rockies, who have the worst road record in the majors at 4-22, are set to visit the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night to start a three-game series.

Colorado capped a 4-2 homestand with a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

On the road, however, the Rockies have been shut out 10 times. Opponents have outscored Colorado 131-63 away from Denver.

However, good news could be on the way for the Rockies as star shortstop Trevor Story -- who has missed nine games with an elbow injury -- is expected to be activated prior to the Tuesday game.

Story, a two-time All-Star, hasn't played since May 27. He clubbed a total of 72 homers and stole 50 bases in the 2018-19 seasons. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he led the National League with 15 steals and also hit 11 homers in 59 games.

This year, Story is hitting .255 with eight steals and five homers.

Rockies manager Bud Black also has to like his chances with Antonio Senzatela (2-5, 4.47 ERA) on the mound. The right-hander has posted a 2.28 ERA over his past four starts.

Although he has never started against the Marlins, Senzatela has been successful vs. Miami in relief. In four career appearances against the Marlins, he has allowed just two runs on three hits in nine innings.

In his most recent start, Senzatela beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Wednesday, getting 12 ground-ball outs in 7 2/3 innings.

"We have a good defense," said Senzatela, who allowed three runs (one earned) against Texas. "I tried to put the ball low and let my defense work."

Something else to watch for on Tuesday will be right fielder Charlie Blackmon's bid to pass Larry Walker for second place on Colorado's all-time hit list. Blackmon, who is batting .268, has 1,360 hits, one behind Walker. Todd Helton is atop the list with 2,519 hits.

Meanwhile, the Marlins -- who have lost nine of their past 10 games -- will start right-hander Pablo Lopez (1-3, 2.82 ERA).

Lopez, who tied his career high with nine strikeouts in his most recent start, was on schedule to pitch on Monday. However, the Marlins decided to give him one extra day of rest, which is something they are committed to doing occasionally for all of their young pitchers.

Lopez, 25, has six quality starts in 12 tries this season, and the Marlins are 5-7 when he pitches.

As for the Marlins, they were just 1 1/2 games out of first place on May 26, before they started an eight-game losing streak.

"It's tough to swallow," Miami manager Don Mattingly said. "We put ourselves in a position to win, but we haven't been able to close the door."

The Marlins are coming off a 5-3 road loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Miami made two throwing errors -- by catcher Jorge Alfaro and right fielder Adam Duvall -- but Mattingly was not discouraged.

"I'm really proud of the way we played (Monday night)," Mattingly said of his team, which banged out 12 hits, including three in the ninth inning, when it scored one run and had the tying run in scoring position when the game ended. "We kept giving ourselves chances.

"If we play with that same sort of intensity, we will be fine."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 8, 2021

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