Series Preview: Rockies vs. Marlins

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Friday, June 17th 5:10pm: Jon Gray (4-2 4.70 ERA) vs. Adam Conley (3-4 4.13 ERA)

Gray will look to continue his recent dominance with a start going against the Marlins. The Marlins have been exceeding expectations this year and are playing at an above .500 rate with a record of 34-32. Adam Conley, a lefty, has been hot and cold all year long. He is coming off of a start in which he allowed six runs and 11 hits in five innings pitched at a game in Arizona. He has started at home five times this year and has given up four or more runs in three of those starts. The Rockies have been playing well lately and with Gray on the mound this game could easily go the Rockies way.

Saturday, June 18th 2:10pm: Tyler Chatwood (8-4 2.89 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen 4-2 (4.68 ERA)

Chatwood has been the other great starter for the Rockies this year and his is coming off a quality start at home. On the road, he has been terrific in six games. In those games, he has allowed only three total runs spread out over three games. There has not been a single bad start for Chatwood and, knock on wood, he should keep that up. Chen has gone at least five innings in every start so far this year, has mixed results allowing three or more runs seven times. The Rockies batters have only faced Chen 24 times with Raburn making up 10 of those at-bats. If Chatwood continues to pitch like he has on the road, this could wind up another win for the Rockies.

Sunday, June 19th 11:10am: Tyler Anderson (0-0 1.42 ERA) Tom Koehler (5-6 4.25 ERA

Anderson is coming off of a terrific major league debut where he went 6.1 innings and only allowed one run. This series matches up well for the Rockies as they have three terrific starters going (Anderson is less proven but was still great in his first start at home) and they are also streaking upwards offensively. Coming off of a two game set against the Yankees and winning three series straight should give the Rockies a lot of confidence. And a chance to win this series during this game.

Monday, June 20th 5:10pm: Chad Bettis (5-5 5.63 ERA) vs. Justin Nicolino (2-4 5.17 ERA)

The four game set will wrap up with Chad Bettis on the mound against Justin Nicolino. Neither pitcher has done that great this year, but Bettis is coming off of a decent start his last time out. After struggling mightily for much of May and into June, Bettis hopefully got back on track with his last start. The Rockies and Marlins are both teams who have been exceeding expectations, but while the Rockies have been doing really well lately, the Marlins have sort of come back to earth and have played .500 ball over their last ten games.

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