It’s one down and three to go for the Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals of this four game series in the shadow of the arch. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown in Busch Stadium at 8:15ET.
The Rockies are used to balls flying through the thin air of the mile high city, but would prefer not to be seeing them in flight when away from Denver. In the series opener last night, Allen Craig had two round trippers, numbers 12 and 13. Matt Holiday belted his thirteenth and Carlos Beltran made it nine straight in which he has accounted for a run batted in during the Cards 9-3 win. Holiday added a sacrifice fly and David Freese contributed three hits too.
The Rockies actually outhit St. Louis 11 to 10 but fell short in the runs category which is all that matters. Just to feel a little bit at home, Wilin Rosario and Tyler Colvin each homered for Colorado. It was Rosario’s third straight game with a round tripper. Rockie pitchers were erratic to say the least, registering 4 wild pitches, 8 base on balls and even an error that led to a run. Start your MLB Betting action on Rockies vs. Cardinals game.
It is no wonder with play like that, that the Rockies share last place with the San Diego Padres, firmly entrenched in the National League West cellar. Their overall record is 30-49 putting them 3 percentage points behind the Padres at the bottom of the standings. They have lost 3 straight and 6 of their last 10. They are 12-24 on the road.
St. Louis (42-38) sits in the middle of the pack of the NL Central in third place and trailing the second place Pirates by 2 in the loss column. They have performed better of late, winning 2 in a row and going 7-3 in the past 10. They are 19-18 at home. Check the Sportsbook Odds for Rockies vs. Cardinals game.
Righty, Joe Kelly will be starting for just the fifth time in the majors tonight for St. Louis. He is 1-0 with a 3.38 earned run average. Southpaw, Jeff Francis (1-1,5.47ERA) will pitch for Colorado.
The Cardinals are a solid home favorite at -$155, while the Rockies are a +$145. The over/under has been set at 9.5 total runs on a moneyline of $120/$100.
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