Colorado Rockies (59-88) at St. Louis Cardinals (81-67)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 14, 2014, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -159 / Colorado Rockies +149 --- Over/Under: 8
ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies face off on Sunday as they close out their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to try and lock up the NL Central and with their win on Saturday they helped their cause. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday each hit home runs and Yadier Molina had two hits as the Cardinals scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 10-9 for the season and Pat Neshek earned his sixth save. For Sunday’s game the Cardinals start Marco Gonzalez who has worked out of the bullpen in his last two appearances. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 26 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 18 over 23.1 innings for a 2-2 record and a 5.01 ERA.
The Colorado Rockies are playing out the last two weeks of the regular season and they continued their road losing on Saturday as they lost jn St. Louis.Ben Paulsen Wilin Rosario, and Josh Rutledge each had hitsas te Rockies scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Franklin Morales allowed five hits and four runs while striking out two over 4.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 6-8 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Jordan Lyles who has five no decisions and a loss in his last six starts. For the season Lyles has allowed 101 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 81 over 109.1 innings for a 6-2 record and a 4.20 ERA.
St. Louis is 10-2 as a favorite, 11-4 in their last 15 games, and 42-19 in game three of a series. Colorado is 25-43 in their last 78 games, 20-43 in their last 53 road games, and 0-5 in Lyles’ last five road starts. Colorado is 1-6 in their last seven games in St. Louis.
I don’t love Gonzalez but the Rockies on the road are never a great idea.
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