Rockies and Marlins, who both came into existence in the 1993 expansion, play for the first time this season. Rockies have not won a season series against the Marlins since 2008 (5-3). They are 21-33 against the Marlins since. They are 91-101 lifetime against the Marlins. They are 6-12 at Marlins Park in the five years since it was opened.
The Pitching Matchups
Jon Gray (4-2, 4.94) for the Rockies vs. Jose Urena (10-5, 3.70) for the Marlins. Gray is 2-01 in his las four starts with a 3.60 ERA. Urena has own three of his last four starts, allowing eight earned runs in 25 innings. Gray is 0-2 lifetime against the Marlins with a 9.31 ERA. Both starts were last year. He did allow just two runs in six innings of a June 17, 2016 start at Marlins Stadium.
Gray all-time against current members of the Marlins roster:
Urena is 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies, both in 2015. He worked 12 2/3 innings in the two starts and allowed three runs.
Urena lifetime against current members of the Rockies lineup:
Jeff Hoffman (6-3, 5.03) for the Rockies vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.38) for the Marlins. Hoffman is coming off back-to-back quality starts, drawing no decisions despite allowing only three runs in 13 innings. He is facing the Marlins for the first time in his career. Despaigne is speculated to step into the rotation after Chris O’Grady suffered a right oblique strain on Monday. Despaigne, 30, spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A New Orelans, where he appeared in 20 games, 10 starts, and was 2-4 with a 3.09 ERA. He is one of 11 pitchers to start a game for the Marlins this season. He is 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA in five career appearances against the Rockies, including two starts.
Hoffman has never faced any hitters on the current Marlins roster.
Despaigne career against current members on the Rockies roster:
German Marquez (9-4, 3.88) for the Rockies vs. Vance Worley (2-2, 4.82) for the Marlins. Marquez has made six consecutive quality starts. He is 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in those games. He has never faced the Marlins. Worley is his last two starts, allowing one erned runs in 13 innings. He is 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
Marquez has never faced a current member of the Marlins lineup.
Worley lifetime against current members of the Rockies lineup: