St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM (Busch Stadium)

St. Louis Cardinals -185 / Colorado Rockies +165 -- O/U: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Saturday night.

The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back and get on the board after dropping the first two games of the series with an 8-3 win in game two on Friday. Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson each had an RBI while Nolan Arenado went 2 for 2 at the dish. Raimel Tapia and Yonathan Daza each had a base hit as the Rockies had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Peter Lambert took the loss, falling to 2-4 on the year after allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits while walking four over 4.1 innings of work. Chi Chi Gonzalez will start game three and is 0-4 with a 5.87 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career start against St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to keep their momentum going after another win in game two on Friday. Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double and three RBIs while Jack Flaherty, Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong each had an RBI in the winning effort for the Cardinals. Tommy Edman went 2 for 5 with a double and Yadier Molina had three hits while Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 5 at the dish. Yairo Munoz and Harrison Bader each had base hits as well to finish off St. Louis’ offense as a team in the victory. Flaherty got the win to improve to 8-6 on the year after tossing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Dakota Hudson will start game three and is 12-6 with a 3.63 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. This will be Hudson’s first career start against Colorado.

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You kind of have to feel bad for Gonzalez, as the guy’s worked hard to get back into the majors and hasn’t pitched all that bad, but the Rockies just don’t win with the guy on the mound, losing each of his six starts for the club so far this season. It’s been the opposite for Hudson, as the Cards just seem to win with him on the mound, winning 14 of Hudson’s last 17 starts. St. Louis has also fired themselves back in front of the Cubs at the time of posting this article and could use this series to put a bit of breathing room between the two, so I’ll side with St. Louis for the win here and to get rid of some of the juice, I’ll back St. Louis on the RL.

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Chris’s Pick St. Louis -1.5

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