DENVER -- Pretty day here in Denver, but a somber occasion to start it at Coors Field, where the Rockies conducted a memorial this morning for team president Keli McGregor, who died earlier this week in Salt Lake City. Eulogies delivered by former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle and former Colorado State football coach Sonny Lubick. McGregor's four children gave very touching tributes.
Neither team is taking batting practice due to the on-field ceremony.
The Marlins close out their nine-game road trip this afternoon walking the balance beam. They have gone 4-4. But they'll be without the services of Cameron Maybin, who remains on the bench with a light headache, the result of his collision Saturday with Gaby Sanchez.
Chris Volstad takes the hill for the Marlins. Coors is where Volstad made his major-league debut in 2008 in what remains his one and only relief appearance. He'll take on Jorge De La Rosa, who the Marlins have enjoyed success against in the past.
The Marlins open a nine-game homestand on Monday. First up are the surprising San Diego Padres, followed by the Nationals and Giants.
Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Dan Uggla, 2b; 6. Ronny Paulino, c; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Brett Carroll, rf; Chris Volstad, p.