Rockies vs. Cardinals - 9/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (78-71) at Colorado Rockies (72-77)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
C Martinez (14-8) (3.15) vs. Tyler Anderson (5-5) (3.65)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +102 / St. Louis Cardinals -112 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Monday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Cardinals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has gone ice cold recently, and they’ve lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 146 hits, Yadier Molina has 49 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 19 home runs. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 14-8 with a 3.15 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-0 with a 8.04 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for a win as well after splitting their last 18 games. The Rockies have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to produce, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 182 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 74 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 38 home runs. Tyler Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.65 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-5 in Andersons last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Rockies offense keeps giving them chances to win games, as they continue to put up crooked numbers at Coors. However, you guys know Martinez is one of my favorite pitchers to back when we get cheap prices. St. Louis the play here.