Rockies look to win series over skidding Marlins

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after beating the host miami marlins 6-1 in the series opener on Friday of rocks When the teams meet again on Saturday afternoon, they will look to take a three game set. of rocks 4-2 since the All-Star break

Colorado’s pitching plans for Saturday were uncertain. Miami plans to start Johnny Cueto (0-1, 9.00 ERA).

on Friday of rocks Peter Lambert was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque for his second start of the year, and the right-hander pitched five scoreless innings of three-hit ball.

Lambert emerged with his first win as a major league starter since 2019, although he was making his fourth major league start in the past four years due to injuries. He made 14 relief appearances for Colorado earlier this season.

In addition to calling Lambert, of rocks Right-hander Connor Siebold was demoted to the bullpen. Siebold lost each of his last five starts, most recently giving up six runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings on July 15 against the New York Yankees.

Siebold is 0-7 with an 8.45 ERA in his last 11 starts, going 1-7 with a 7.18 ERA overall in 20 games (13 starts) this year.

“I have to be honest,” Siebold said after his latest outing. “I’m hard on myself. I’ve made it known that I’m hard on myself. And today, I didn’t feel like there were too many mistakes.

“I don’t know if they are seeing something we are not and they are taking good hacks from me. The way I performed in the last two bouts, I should have had better luck.”

Together of rocks With four regular starters on the injured list, Lambert likely earned another start thanks to his Friday performance

He said after the game, “I feel great, I feel strong, I feel healthy.”

Lambert was supported by homers from CJ Krone, who continued his hot streak, as well as Jurickson Profer and Elias Díaz, who got out of a slump.

Cron is 7-for-21 (.333) with four homers and eight RBI in his last five games after a 2-for-5 effort in the opener in Miami.

Profer and Diaz both homered for the first time since June 23. Profer was 4-for-24 (.167) with no RBIs in his last seven games before going 2-for-5 on Friday. Diaz was 8-for-55 (.146) in 18 games prior to his 2-for-4 performance.

marlins His score dropped to 0-7 since the break, as he went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position on Friday. They fell behind 6–0 before getting their only run on a Nick Fortes groundout in the seventh inning.

Miami manager Skip Shumaker said, “You’ve got to turn it around somehow, figure out how to make these guys smile when they’re coming in tomorrow and change the energy a little bit.” “They’ve been really good coming to the ballpark, and they always feel like today is the day it’s going to change.

“When I was watching the managers and their reactions, it was always like, ‘We’re going to get through this.’ … We have a lot of games left, and our team is feeling good.”

Cueto (0-1, 9.00 ERA) is set to make his second appearance and first start since returning from a 3 1/2-month stint on the injured list due to a biceps ailment. The 37-year-old right-hander pitched three scoreless relief innings of one-hit ball on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

Career debut at 19 against of rocksCueto is 10-4 with a 3.01 ERA.

–Field Level Media