Skidding Marlins return to friendly confines vs. woeful Rockies

miami marlins Rookie manager Skip Shoemaker is on the longest losing streak of his brief career, six games and counting.

However, Shoemaker still remains positive marlinsNo wins since All-Star break, played host colorado rockies on Friday nights at the start of the weekend series

“I don’t think there’s any panic (in our clubhouse),” he said. “Our journey has been tough (0-6). Unfortunately, you’ve got to have consecutive losses during a 162-game season.”

According to Shoemaker, the road trip was so bad it didn’t end with only six losses.

In a 6–4 loss on Wednesday at the St. louis cardinals, marlins Third base coach Jody Reed fractured the lower part of his right leg when he was hit by a foul ball from Jesus Sanchez.

However, the figures will be in his favor on Friday marlinswho are 30–18 at home. of rocks There’s only 14-33 on the road

Other than this, marlins Has won three consecutive home series, going 8-3 during that span

of rocks Has lost four straight road championships, going 1-11 during that span

marlins Lefty Braxton Garrett (5-2, 3.90 ERA) will start in Friday’s lid lifter.

The 25-year-old Garrett has already racked up career-high wins. He has made 44 starts over the last four seasons, but this is the best performance of his career. He made 17 starts last season and went 3–7 with a 3.58 ERA. Already this season, he has made a career-high 18 starts.

In three career starts against Colorado, Garrett is 0–1 with a 3.29 ERA.

of rocksThose who have not yet announced their starter for Friday night have the worst record in the National League at 37-59.

Colorado lost 4–1 to the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday. of rocks DH CJ Crone, who scored the only run for Colorado, said he and his teammates struggled to resolve Astros starter Brandon Bilak.

“He threw good cutters,” Cron said. “He kept us off balance with a pitch we weren’t expecting.”

Cron has homered 10 times this season, and he has 67 dingers since the start of 2021.

Even then, of rocks It appears they are on their fifth losing season in a row

Furthermore, in the past two years, they have sold two of their franchise players – third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story.

Pitching is also a problem. None of Colorado’s five main starters have an ERA lower than 4.70. In addition, two of them are currently on the injured list – Kyle Freeland and Ryan Feltner.

Pierce Johnson leads Colorado’s bullpen with 13 saves. But he’s only 1-4 with a 5.97 ERA. Johnson, 32, is a Denver native and in his sophomore year of rocks

It’s also his first season, and – when he gets it right – he throws a sharp turn with plenty of spin.

Third baseman Ryan McMahon leads of rocks Tied with shortstop Ezequiel Tovar for the team lead in homers (15) and RBI (46). McMahon leads well of rocks (.797) in OPS

Tovar, a 21-year-old rookie from Venezuela, leads the team in doubles (21).

–Field Level Media

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