Friday 4X4: Marlins Haven't Been Kind to Expansion Cousins

Gerardo Parra returns from his four-game suspension for Friday's game in Miami. He will be in left-field hitting sixth with Ian Desmond at first base, hitting seventh, and David Dahl in right field. With a right-hander on the mound for the Marlins, Dahl will again hit cleanup.

The Lineup

Rockies Friday Lineup Pos
DJ LeMahieu (RH) 2B
Charlie Blackmon (LH) CF
Nolan Arenado (RH) 3B
David Dahl (LH) RF
Trevor Story (RH) SS
Gerardo Parra (LH) LF
Ian Desmond (RH) 1B
Chris Iannetta (RH) C
Tyler Anderson (LH) SP

The Rockies 1993 expansion cousins from Florida have been a challenge for the Rockies of late. The Marlins best record against any NL team since 2014 has been against the Rockies. It's a trend the Rockies go into the weekend series focused on changing.

Team W L Pct
Rockies 18 9 0.667
Giants 15 11 0.577
Reds 16 12 0.571
D-Backs 14 13 0.519
Padres 13 13 0.5
Dodgers 14 15 0.483
Phillies 36 43 0.456
Braves 34 41 0.453
Brewers 13 16 0.448
Mets 35 44 0.443
Cubs 13 17 0.433
Pirates 13 17 0.433
Cardinals 11 15 0.423
Nationals 30 46 0.395

Adding to the challenge of the Marlins is the Rockies are on the road. The Rockies and Marlins split 12 games at Coors Field the last four years, but in Miami. ... It's a different story.

at Miami Rockies Marlins
Wins 3 12
Runs/Game 2.8 5.2
Starter ERA 5.63 3.61
Reliever ERA 5.65 0.85
Saves 3 of 4 8 of 8
Team Avg 0.22 0.289
Home Runs 12 17

The Rockies have hit 20 home runs in 14 road games, second highest total in the NL, two behind the Cardinals. The average of 1.4 per game, however, is third behind the Cardinals (1.8) and D-backs (1.5).

Team G HR Per Game
St. Louis Cardinals 12 22 1.8
Colorado Rockies 14 20 1.4
Washington Nationals 15 19 1.3
Arizona Diamondbacks 12 18 1.5
Atlanta Braves 12 16 1.3
Pittsburgh Pirates 13 16 1.2
Chicago Cubs 14 15 1.1
San Francisco Giants 14 13 0.9
Milwaukee Brewers 12 12 1
New York Mets 12 12 1
Miami Marlins 12 10 0.8
San Diego Padres 12 10 0.8
Los Angeles Dodgers 8 7 0.9
Philadelphia Phillies 11 6 0.5
Cincinnati Reds 13 3 0.2
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