The Rockies are feeling good going into Tuesday on a three-game winning streak after beating the San Diego Padres at Coors Field last weekend. Now they land in Miami to do battle with the Marlins, who, like Colorado, are seven games under .500.
Ryan Feltner (1-2, 4.85 ERA) starts for the Rockies. It’s the 25-year-old’s sixth start of the season and he’s been mostly solid so far save for a tough game against the Braves earlier in the month. His final appearance was one of his strongest yet, as he conceded a run (a solo homer by Trent Grisham) after six innings of work while allowing just two hits and a walk. Keeping the ball down will be paramount to his start, given he’s homed four of his five starts and LoanDepot Park is one of the more hitter-friendly stadiums in MLB. Feltner got off to a great start against the Fish in May, throwing seven innings of a running ball, his only flaw being a monstrous 496-foot blast from Jesús Sánchez.
The Marlins countered with 27-year-old left-hander Daniel Castano (0-1, 0.00 ERA). Some of Miami’s starting rotation members like Jesús Luzardo, Cody Poteet and Edward Cabrera are injured meaning Castano will move from their bullpen to their rotation. His first and only start of the season so far was against the Phillies last week, and he was able to hide their strong lineup over his 6 2⁄3 innings He’s started before – six games in 2020 and four in 2021 for Miami – so it’s not a role he’s not used to. This will be Castano’s first career start and appearance against Colorado.
The Rockies hit eight home runs in three games en route to defeating San Diego, and they’ll be looking to maintain those performance numbers in Miami. CJ Cron had three of those long balls, and his .341 career average against the Marlins (including four home runs) bodes well. He has scored at least one goal in eight of his last ten games against the Fish. Charlie Blackmon also has solid numbers against Miami in his career.
Colorado called on potential Elehuris Montero to further strengthen its lineup ahead of the Miami series. He doesn’t start in the first game, but is supposed to show up at some point in the series.
First Pitch: 16:40 MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
#Marlin relay a message
– Jesús Sánchez and Jesús Aguilar are back, which Mattingly alluded to yesterday. They participated in BP.
— Jazz gets a tag. Mattingly yesterday mentioned the infielders who run there every day.
— Astudillo at 3B with Berti moving to 2B for jazz. pic.twitter.com/B9dl1mqwpK
— Christina De Nicola (@CDeNicola13) June 21, 2022