The Colorado Rockies will look to take the 2nd of 3 weekend games in a weekend series in south Florida on the heels of a refreshing come-from-behind low-scoring win over the Miami Marlins Friday night, 3-2. They’ll send Jeff Manship (0-3, 7.80) to the hill to face Miami stand-out Jose Fernandez (9-5, 2.41).
The journeyman Manship will be making his fourth start for Colorado. He’s lost the first three. It went poorly on Monday when he went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits. The Rockies scored four times in the last three innings that night but came up short. Fernandez is a big 21 year-old rookie right-hander out of Santa Clara, Cuba. He beat the Rockies on July 23 at Coors Field, going 7 and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, striking-out 8. Todd Helton took him deep. Fernandez went 6 Monday against the Dodgers, handing them a rare defeat by holding them to 1 run on 4 hits.
Helton will hit 5th in Colorado manager Walt Weiss lineup. Corey Dickerson’s in left-field hitting 2nd. DJ Le Mahieu moves down to 8th. Mike Redmond is using the same group that went-down to Jhoulys Chacin, Adam Ottoavino and Rex Brothers.
It looks to be an open-roof affair tonight in Miami, 84° under cloudy skies with 69% relative humidity. It’ll be windy early, 11 MPH out of left field. Jerry and Jack are on KHOW 630 again tonight as the Bronco’s host a pivotal exhibition game against the Rams on KOA. The ROoT group’s got the TV.
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