Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/25/14
St. Louis Cardinals (42-35) at Colorado Rockies (34-42)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Marco Gonzales (L) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Christian Bergman (R) (0-2) (7.200)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +109 / St. Louis Cardinals -119 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, MLB Network
The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies will play a rubber game on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cardinals have won eight of their last 12 games and are six games above a .500 record. While the Cardinals pitching staff gets a lot of the credit, it’s been their offense that has scored four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. Matt Holliday has 12 hits in his last 10 games and Jhonny Peralta has six RBI in his last four games. Still, the Cardinals pitching remains dominant with an ERA of 3.14, third best in baseball. Marco Gonzales makes his major league debut in this matchup. Gonzales was 5-4 with a 2.08 ERA and had 101 strikeouts in 99.2 innings in the minors.
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The Rockies snapped a seven-game losing streak with Tuesday’s win, but are now seven games below .500. The Rockies have the worst ERA in baseball at 4.88, and have allowed four or more runs in 11 straight games. Simply horrible numbers, the Rockies have lost 20 of their last 25 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, however, the Rockies keep producing, including Justin Morneau who has 17 RBI in his last 10 games. Yohan Flande also makes his major league debut in this game. Flande was 59-53 with a 3.75 ERA and had 719 strikeouts in 993.2 innings in the minors.
The Cardinals are 29-11 in their last 40 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Rockies are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series. The Cardinals are 18-7 in the last 25 meetings.
Two rookie pitchers taking the mound, go ahead and flip a coin. I'm going to avoid the side and take the under simply because it seems to be a tad bit too high. However, it'd probably be wise just to avoid this game completely.