St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (58-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (47-51)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Jon Gray (3-1) (6.19) vs. L Lynn (8-6) (3.30)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -141 / Colorado Rockies +116 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals meet on Tuesday in game two of their three game set from Busch Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies will look to even up the series after dropping game one by a final score of 8-2 on Monday. Pat Valaika accounted for both Rockies runs in the loss, hitting a pinch-hit two run homer in the 8th inning. DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 4 while Charlie Blackmon, Gerardo Parra, Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story added base hits of their own in the loss. Antonio Senzatela gave up four runs on six hits while walking a pair and striking out five over four innings of work, taking the loss to fall to 10-4 this season. Jon Gray will get the nod in game two and is 3-1 with a 6.19 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 0-1 with a 24.30 ERA and 3 strikeouts against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to take the series win after winning game one on Monday. Randal Grichuk led the team by going 1 for 4 with a two run home run which ended up being the game-winning run. After Grichuk, five different Cardinals logged an RBI, including Greg Garcia, Tommy Pham, Paul DeJong, Kolten Wong and Jose Martinez. Yadier Molina went 2 for 4 with a double while Luke Volt chipped in a base hit of his own in the win. Mike Leake improve to 7-8 this season after throwing seven innings of four hit, shutout baseball, striking out six in the process en route to the win. Lance Lynn will start game two and is 8-6 with a 3.30 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lynn is 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 30 strikeouts against Colorado.
Colorado is 6-2 in their last 7 games overall and 6-17 in Gray’s last 23 road starts while the over is 7-1 in Gray’s last 8 starts against the NL Central. St. Louis is 4-9 in Lynn’s last 13 starts and 4-1 in their last 5 against the NL West while the under is 4-0 in Lynn’s last 4 starts. Colorado is 15-31 in the last 46 meetings between these two teams.
Colorado’s hot offense came to a screeching halt in game one, and I can’t see that changing here. Lynn has been solid in his last three outings, giving up just one run over 19.1 innings of work. Gray has been decent as well, but has an ERA north of six this season, and was destroyed in his lone career start against St. Louis, giving up nine runs in just 3.1 innings of work. I don’t know if we will see that kind of implosion here, but I see Lynn throwing another gem en route to a St. Louis victory in game two.