Friday, July 24, Arlington, Texas, Globe Life Park; 8:05 p.m. ET
Colorado Rockies Odds
German Marquez makes his first Opening Day start for the Rockies. Last season, Marquez was 7-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 15 road starts. He could get a bit of a break in the timing against this Texas lineup, with slugger Joey Gallo struggling in his return from the coronavirus.
Gallo was only 2 for 29 in Summer Camp. Colorado has plenty of punch. All-Star Nolan Arenado decided to stay put despite being frustrated by the Rockies not adding more punch in the offseason.
Texas Rangers odds
Globe Life Park, the shiny $1.2 billion home park, opens for the first regular-season game on Friday and the Rangers hand the ball to veteran Lance Lynn for his debut Opening Day start. This is his seventh career start against the Rockies. Lynn won 16 games last season and had a career-best 246 strikeouts.
Colorado’s lineup is capable of bashing with Charlie Blackmon, moving out of the leadoff spot, and Arenado. The Rockies also feature Texas native Trevor Story, who grew up in Irving. Story has 14 career at-bats at Texas, including a two-run home run.