Jurickson Profar will be looking to extend his 31-game on-base streak as the Colorado Rockies (21-28) host the Miami Marlins (24-25) at Coors Field on Wednesday. The Rockies lead the series 2-0 after winning 5-4 on Tuesday.
Austin Gomber went 5.2 innings for the win, allowing three runs on four hits, and Pierce Johnson picked up his 10th save. Elias Diaz’s on-base streak is up to 10 games as he went 3 for 4 with a double and one run in the win. Jorge Soler was 2 for 5 with a home run and a double for the Marlins. He drove in two runs.
ON THE MOUND
Sandy Alcantara (1-5, 5.05 ERA) is in line to get the start for Miami. The RHP allowed four runs over 5.2 innings in his last start, a 4-3 road defeat against the Giants on Friday. He took the loss, giving up five hits while striking out five and walking three.
Right-hander Karl Kauffmann (0-1, 8.31 ERA) will toe the rubber for Colorado. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Marlins. In his last start on Friday, Kauffmann took the loss on the road against the Rangers. He threw 4.1 innings and gave up five runs (4 ER) on seven hits, striking out four and walking two in the 7-2 defeat.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Miami has averaged 3.2 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 3.5. Against righties like Kauffmann this season, the Fish have a .668 OPS.
Luis Arraez is the team’s best performer against right-handers with a .959 OPS in 128 at-bats. Colorado is averaging only 4.0 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.4 for the season.
The Rockies have a .727 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .994 OPS over 105 at-bats, Diaz has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Miami is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 10-14 in 2023. The Fish have scored 3.7 runs per game away from home, while allowing 5.0 runs.
Colorado has won three in a row at home. The Rockies are 12-12 at home this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game while surrendering 6.1. In the last 10 games at Coors Field between the teams, Colorado is 9-1 with an average scoreline of 8.3-5.8.
The Marlins are third in the NL East, five games behind the division-leading Braves. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, nine games behind the Dodgers.
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