Sports fans in Miami and Denver are watching a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals between the Heat and Nuggets, but there’s another matchup happening between the cities this week.
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marlins And of rocks are in the middle of a four-match series in Colorado – though there’s little on the line compared to what’s happening on the hardcourts. But it still matters to baseball teams that will play again on Tuesday.
of rocks Won the first match 5-3 on Monday night in Denver
Miami will send right-hander Yuri Perez (1-0, 2.79 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday to oppose Colorado left-hander Austin Gomber (3-4, 6.70).
Perez, as marlinsMonday’s starter, Edward Cabrera, is a young flamethrower with a lot of potential. He made his major league debut on May 12 against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings, and he earned his first career win six days later with five innings of one-run ball against the Nationals.
He was 20 years and 33 days old when he defeated Washington, becoming the youngest pitcher in club history to earn his first win.
Perez scored all three runs allowed in his two innings on solo home runs.
“Guys are going to hit, and you don’t want to be afraid of your fastball,” marlins said manager Skip Shoemaker. “He throws 100 (mph), so the last thing I’m going to say is, ‘Don’t throw your fastball.
“You throw a strike, we have a good chance to win. I don’t want him or any of our guys to be afraid to throw it inside the strike zone. We always have a good chance. Solo home runs usually can’t be beat . You’re totally fine with a solo home run, anyway.”
of rocks The hosts were able to avoid being swept by the Texas Rangers over the weekend to halt a three-game skid with Monday’s win. Colorado has played better in May, going 11–8 after losing 20 of 29 in April.
Among the encouraging signs for Colorado are some strong performances from the injury-plagued rotation. Gomber, who struggled early in the season, had four strong outings in a row before allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings against Cincinnati in a no-decision on Wednesday.
Colorado managed to win the game and is 4–1 in Gomber’s last five games, helping to offset the loss of three starters.
“We have guys who are throwing the ball well, guys who have been here all year, and guys who fill in, they’re awesome,” Gomber said. “That’s your job. When you get your chance to pitch, you’ve got to go out there and give your team a chance to win.”
He marlins He has pitched well in his career against the club. In four appearances, two of them starts, Gomber is 2–0 with a 3.95 ERA.
in his only start against of rocks In Denver, which arrived on August 7, 2021, he pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine.
– Field Level Media