The Miami Marlins opened interleague play over the weekend by taking two of the three from the Cleveland Indians to cap a 3-2 road trip. The Fish will now return home to South Florida to take on their expansion sister, the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies opened interleague play by being swept by the Seattle Mariners and will now make their only trip to Miami this season. Miami will not pay a return visit to Colorado until mid-August when they visit Denver for four games.
The Marlins head home 22-19 and are tied for third place in a very competitive National League East. The Fish trail the Atlanta Braves by 3.5 games in the division. Colorado enters the series at just 15-25 and is tied for last in the National League West. It’s only May, but Colorado is already 12.5 games back of the first place Los Angeles Dodgers in the division. Miami and Colorado will meet for three night games beginning on Monday and continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday. The teams split the season series one year ago with each team going 3-3; the Marlins went 2-1 at home against the Rockies last season.
Bonifacio on DL, Coghlan Back
After spraining his left wrist trying to steal on Friday, Emilio Bonifacio was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Marlins recalled 2009 National League Rookie of the Year, Chris Coghlan, who got the start on Sunday. Coghlan went 0-for-4, but did drive in a run on Sunday. The Marlins also sent first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who was hitting just .197, down to AAA New Orleans. Infielder Donovan Solano joined the Marlins 25-man roster.
Fish Still Yet to Lose Series in May
With just 11 days left in May, the Miami Marlins have still yet to lose a series in the month. The Marlins topped the Indians 5-3 to take the series on Sunday and have won five series this month and split two others. Two of Miami’s five series victories came as sweeps. The Fish hope to keep that streak alive as they finish May with what will be a 10-game home-stand.
Monday – Jaime Moyer (COL) 2-3, 4.20 ERA vs. Mark Buehrle (MIA) 3-4, 3.17 ERA
Tuesday – Juan Nicasio (COL) 2-1, 4.37 ERA vs. Ricky Nolasco (MIA) 4-2, 4.10 ERA
Wednesday – Alex White (COL) 0-3, 5.09 ERA vs. Carlos Zambrano (MIA) 2-2, 1.96 ERA
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