Marlins rising star Edward Cabrera faces the Rockies
The two franchises were born in the same season, forever linking them in baseball history. THE Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies 1993 is shared as the first season, but had mixed success
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Miami won the World Series twice Rocky Mountain he was there once and neither team was a division champion. But the title is out of the question when the teams meet in Denver for a four-game series Monday night.
THE Marlins Edward Cabrera (3-3, 5.13 ERA) will pitch the series opener and Chase Anderson (0-0, 0.00) is expected to start. Rocky Mountain in the battle of the right-handers
Miami has won five of its last seven in the series despite dropping two of its last three games in San Francisco. THE Marlins .500 game, thanks in large part to a 15-2 record in one-run games
Monday’s game will also be a contrast in the starting pitchers. Anderson is a 35-year veteran who became a member of the Rocky Mountain rotation after injuries to three starters, while Cabrera is 25 and emerging as a potential ace for Miami
One thing that has held Cabrera back has been control issues, with 30 walks in his first eight starts. However, he did not walk anyone in five innings in his most recent outing. He left Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Washington with a blister, but his performance was encouraging.
“That’s the work we’ve been doing; we’re working on attacking the zone,” Cabrera said through an interpreter after the game. “It’s a very important part of my game and we’re working on it [on].”
He can also draw from his only career start against Colorado, which came last June at Coors Field. He gave up just one hit in six scoreless innings.
Anderson would be making his second start since the race Rocky Mountain asked him to resign. Tampa Bay designated him for assignment on May 10 and Colorado picked him up two days later after German Marquez (Tommy John surgery), Ryan Feltner (fractured skull) and Antonio Senzatela (right elbow) were shelved.
The traveler was impressive on his first start Rocky Mountain, pitched five scoreless innings against visiting Cincinnati on Tuesday night. It was a welcome sight for manager Bud Black, who has assembled a rotation and witnessed the veteran’s development.
“It’s a little different style, but it’s similar to the Arizona and Milwaukee years,” Black said. “Good fastball — good velocity, good location. Good changeup; best in years for me. He had a little harder slider that was effective. Got another breaking pitch.”
Anderson will make his 11th career start — and 10th start — against the Marlins. He is 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA against them in his previous outings
He will also try to end Colorado’s three-game skid. THE Rocky Mountain He had won 11 of their previous 16 games before suffering at Texas over the weekend, allowing 31 runs in the three games.
— Field Level Media