The Rockies open the season with a four-game series against the Marlins in Miami Thursday through Sunday. Marlins Park has not been kind to the Rockies. In its first seven years, the Rockies have won a series just once -- taking 2 of 3 in 2013.
The Rockies also have lost six of their last 10 games against the Marlins, and have lost the season series to the Marlins 4-2 each of the last two seasons.
A look at the starting pitcher matchups:
Thursday, 2:10 p.m., MDT: Rockies Kyle Freeland vs. Marlins Jose Urena
Friday, 5:10 p.m., MDT: Rockies German Marquez vs. Marlins Trevor Richards
Saturday, 4:10 p.m., MDT: Rockies Tyler Anderson vs. Marlins Pablo Lopez
Sunday, 11:10 a.m., MDT, Rockies Jon Gray vs. Marlins Sandy Alcnatara
All games on the Rockies radio network and AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain
Alcantara has never faced a member of the Rockies.