Same lineup on tap for second game
MIAMI — No sense changing a good thing. So Marlins manager Mike Redmond didn’t.
Once again, the Marlins are rolling out the exact same regulars in the same order as they were on Opening Night. It’s an early indication of Miami’s lineup against lefties.
The Marlins romped to a 10-1 win over the Rockies on Monday night, giving Jose Fernandez plenty of run support. They collected 14 hits, and pulled away from Jorge La Rosa and Colorado.
On Tuesday night, hard-throwing Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Marlins. Colorado counters with lefty Brett Anderson.
The Marlins are facing lefties in three of the four games against the Rockies. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood goes on Wednesday night, and lefty Franklin Morales closes the series out on Thursday afternoon.
All five in Miami’s rotation are right-handed.
1) Yelich LF
2) Baker 2B
3) Stanton RF
4) McGehee 3B
5) Jones 1B
6) Saltalamacchia C
7) Ozuna CF
8) Hechavarria SS
9) Eovaldi P
According to Fox Sports Florida, Monday night’s TV ratings topped last year’s Opening Day by 78 percent. It was the most watched opener since 2011.
Marcell Ozuna became the first player to homer on Opening Day at Marlins Park.
Greg Dobbs had a pinch-hit single, giving him 96 career pinch-hits. That’s the most among active players.
Adeiny Hechavarria tied a career high with three hits, now done six times. The last three-hit game for the shortstop was on Sept. 4, 2013 at the Cubs.
– Joe Frisaro