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Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free Pick 9/16/13

St. Louis Cardinals (87-61) at Colorado Rockies (68-81)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Lance Lynn (R) (13-10) (4.230) vs. Collin McHugh (0-2) (10.50)

The Line: Colorado Rockies +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -150 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-Midwest

The Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Monday in game one of their series at Coors Field.

The Colorado Rockies don’t have a lot to play for in the final two weeks of their season but they do get a chance to play spoiler in this series. The Rockies are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 41-31 at home this season, and they are 14 games below .500. Michael Cuddyer is hitting .332, Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .314, and D.J. LeMahieu is hitting .287. For game one against the Cardinals the Rockies start Collin McHugh who 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA for the season after allowing 21 hits in 12 innings.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free Pick 9/16/13

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The St. Louis Cardinals are in the toughest race in baseball as the battle it out in the National League Central. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 39-35 on the road this season, and they are tied for first place in the N.L. Central with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .265 with Matt Carpenter hitting .319, Yadier Molina hitting .317, Allen Craig hitting .315, and Carlos Beltran hitting .302. For Monday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who is 13-10 with a 4.23 ERA and 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last three starts.

Colorado is 11-4 at home against a team with a winning record, 2-7 in their last nine games overall, and 8-3 at home against a right-handed starter. St. Louis is 7-2 in their last nine games, 8-3 against a team with a losing record, and 1-7 in Lynn’s last eight road starts. St. Louis is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings of these two.

Lynn has been kicked around pretty good and look for it to happen again here as teh ROckies are just built to play at Coors.

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