St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/26/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (58-44) at St. Louis Cardinals (49-51)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Jeff Hoffman (6-2) (5.10) vs. C Martinez (6-8) (3.34)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -155 / Colorado Rockies +145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, ATRM
The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Rockies have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have split their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 134 hits and 69 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 241 hits and 131 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 5.10 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Hoffman’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jedd Gyorko leads the Cardinals with 88 hits and 51 RBI while Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter have combined for 168 hits and 88 RBI. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 3.34 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 2-1 with a 6.11 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 3-14 in their last 17 road games and 4-1 in Hoffmans last 5 road starts. The Cardinals are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Martinezs last 5 Wednesday starts and 1-5 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The Rockies are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis and the under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis.
Despite being far better on the road than he is at home, Hoffman has allowed 15 earned runs in his last 16 innings. On the flipside, Martinez continues to be solid for the most part and has an ERA under three when pitching at home. Martinez is also allowing a .202 batting average at home. Throw in the Rockies brutal recent road record, and you have to like the Cards to get the job done here behind their ace.