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.
|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.
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.
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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).
|St. Louis Cardinals||12||22||1.8|
|San Francisco Giants||14||13||0.9|
|New York Mets||12||12||1|
|San Diego Padres||12||10||0.8|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||8||7||0.9|