The Colorado Rockies (48-51) will take on the Miami Marlins (35-61) starting Monday night for a four game set. This will be the second series of a 10 game home stand for the Rockies after taking 2/3 from the Chicago Cubs over the weekend.
The Rockies will be hoping to keep the ball rolling with consecutive with Drew Pomeranz (0-3, 8.76 ERA) taking the hill Monday. Pomeranz has struggled mightily for the Rockies in his few starts this season and will be looking to pick up his first win. He will face Tom Koehler (1-5, 4.70 ERA) for the Miami Marlins. On Tuesday, Rockies will have Jhoulys Chacin (9-4, 3.50 ERA) going against the 20-year-old Jose Fernandez (5-5, 2.75 ERA). On Wednesday, Jorge De La Rosa (9-5, 3.12 ERA) will duel against Jacob Turner (3-2, 2.44 ERA). The series will finish up with Juan Nicasio (6-4,4.73 ERA) battling it out with Nate Fovaldi (2-1, 4.15 ERA).
The Rockies find themselves 3 games under .500, but just 3.5 games back from first place. With the recent re-additions of SS Troy Tulowitzki and CF Dexter Fowler back into the lineup after dealing with injuries, the Rockies could make some noise in the division. However, if they wish to truly contend, they would be wise to pick up another bat and/or pitcher for down the stretch of the season. In order for management to even think of adding pieces, the Rockies will have to perform well up until the deadline. This is why this series is so crucial. Anything less than taking 3/4 at home against the Marlins should be considered a failure.
There's still plenty of baseball left, but it would be a good time for the Rockies to start playing some of their best ball.