Colorado Rockies Vs. Miami Marlins (6/23/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

The Colorado Rockies are currently sitting at 30-38, last place in the National League West, and haven’t won the NL West since their inception in 1993 and are currently listed at +100000 to win the division crown.  Colorado hasn’t appeared in the playoffs since 2018 when they lost in the Division Round.

The Marlins are 30-36 through their first 66 games of the 2022 season: fourth place in the National League East.  Miami is +14000 to win their division; they’ve never won the National League East since their first season as a franchise in 1993; the Marlins last time in the playoffs was 2020.  Miami is +25000 to win the 2022 World Series; they won titles in 1997 and 2003.

Colorado Rockies Vs. Miami Marlins Betting Odds

The Rockies are 5-2 in their last seven during game three of a series. Under is 4-1 in Colorado’s last five during game three of a series.  The Rockies are 7-18 in their last 25 road games.  Over is 6-2-1 in the Rockies last nine road games vs. a left-handed starter.  Over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between Colorado and Miami.  The Marlins are 7-0 in their last seven games as a home favorite.  Over is 4-1 in Miami’s last five games as a home favorite.  The Marlins are 8-19 in their last 27 vs. National League West foes.  Under is 5-1 in Miami’s last six games vs. a left-handed starter.

Colorado Rockies Starting Lineup

K. Freeland L
3-5 4.46 ERA

LF C. Joe R
CF Y. Daza R
DH C. Blackmon L
1B C.J. Cron R
2B B. Rodgers R
RF R. Grichuk R
3B R. McMahon L
SS J. Iglesias R
C E. Diaz R

Colorado Rockies Vs. Braxton Garrett (L)

In 142 games last season, C.J. Cron hit .281 with 28 home runs and 92 runs batted in.  He slugged .530 and had an OPS of .905 in his first season in Colorado.  In 2022, Cron has hit 15 doubles, two triples while leading the club in home runs (17) and runs batted in (52).  He’s hitting .303 in 267 at-bats while also leading the team in slugging percentage (.566) and OPS (.914) this year. 

Last season, Ryan McMahon hit .254 with 23 home runs and 86 runs batted in.  In 2022, the left-handed hitter, has hit 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 36 runs batted in.  He has 92 total bases and a .737 OPS this season.  Brendan Rodgers has 13 doubles, six home runs and 31 runs batted in this year.  The second baseman has scored 34 runs, a .381 slugging percentage with an OPS of .678 in 2022.

Charlie Blackmon who’s served mostly as the designated hitter this season for the Rockies has hit 11 home runs (second on the team); 37 runs batted in (second on Colorado) with 116 total bases.  The 2017 National League batting champion has an OPS of .789 with a .466 slugging percentage in 249 at-bats in 2022.

Braxton Garrett is 1-2 in three starts with a 4.85 ERA this season.  He has 10 strikeouts and allowed seven earned runs through his first 13 innings pitched in 2022.

Miami Marlins Starting Lineup

B. Garrett L
1-2 4.85 ERA

3B J. Berti R
2B J. Chisholm L
LF J. Soler R
DH G. Cooper R
1B J. Aguilar R
RF A. Garcia R
SS M. Rojas R
C J. Stallings R
CF B. De La Cruz R

Miami Marlins Vs. Kyle Freeland (L)

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is one of the most dynamic and exciting young players in Major League Baseball.  At 24 years old, he leads the Marlins in home runs (13), runs batted in (42), total bases (103) and slugging percentage (.518).  The second baseman has scored 36 runs with eight doubles, four triples, 11 stolen bases and an OPS of .830 in 2022.  Jesus Aguilar is tied for third on the team in home runs with nine and second on Miami in runs batted in with 31.  The first baseman has 11 doubles, 95 total bases with a .426 slugging percentage and an OPS of .732 on the season. 

2021 World Series MVP with the Atlanta Braves, Jorge Solar is second on the Marlins in home runs with 12 in 2022.  The 30-year-old has hit 13 doubles, tied for third on the club in runs batted in with 30 with 100 total bases.  Solar has a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS of .731 this campaign.  Jesus Sanchez has seven doubles, three triples and tied for third on the team in home runs with nine in 2022.  Additionally, Sanchez has 25 runs batted in with a .435 slugging percentage and an OPS of .707 this season.

Designated hitter Garrett Cooper leads Miami in batting average (.310) and OPS (.831) this year.  He’s hit 16 doubles, a triple, four home runs and knocked in 30 runs in 2022.  The 31-year-old has accumulated 95 total bases with a .452 slugging percentage this season.

Kyle Freeland is 3-5 in 13 starts with a 4.46 ERA this season.  He has 48 strikeouts and allowed 36 earned runs through his first 72 2/3 innings pitched in 2022.  Freeland has a career record of 43-45 with a 4.22 in 726 2/3 innings with a 1.406 WHIP.

Colorado Rockies Vs. Miami Marlins Picks & Prediction

Under is 5-2-1 in Colorado’s last eight overall.  Offensively, the Rockies are averaging 4.70 runs per nine innings, ninth in the majors.  They are hitting .262 as a team, first overall in MLB with an OPS of .727, 10thoverall.  Colorado’s pitching staff is allowing 5.57 runs per nine innings, 29th in Major League Baseball with opponents hitting .276, 30th overall.   The Rockies are 0-5 in their last five vs. National League East opponents. 

The Marlins are 5-0 in their last five home games vs. a team with a losing record.  Miami is scoring 4.62 runs per game, 13th in the majors.  The Marlins are hitting .243 as a team, 14th in MLB with an OPS of .707 which is 13th in the big leagues.  Miami’s pitching staff is allowing 4.40 runs per nine innings, 18th in the majors with opponents hitting .237, 13th in the league.  Over is 5-2 in the Marlins last seven vs. National League West opponents. 

I’ll go with the Marlins in this matchup of the two expansion teams from 1993.  Miami has a more dynamic offense led by Jazz Chisholm Jr., who has 25 extra base hits on the season and the power of Jorge Solar than the Rockies, who’s only power bat in their lineup is C.J. Cron.  The Marlins cover the 1.5 run spread while the teams combine for over eight runs. 

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