The St. Louis Cardinals host the slumping Colorado Rockies tonight, Sunday August 14th, as they try to capitalize on a stretch against struggling opponents in hopes of tightening the NL Central race. Rockies are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. MLB oddsmakers have the Cardinals as -155 moneyline home favourites over the Rockies (+140) with the over/under set at 8.5 runs. Be sure to get your Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction in now.
Colorado (56-65, 28-34 V) suffered their 17th straight defeat. The Rockies have been limited to eight runs over their past five Sunday games, a trend which could bode well for a St. Louis rotation which has been inconsistent of late.
Esmil Rogers (6-1, 5.85), who has won three straight outings while posting a 2.16 ERA. He yielded two runs and struck out six in six innings of a 3-2 win at Cincinnati on Tuesday. Rogers is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in two games — one start — against the Cardinals.
St. Louis (64-56, 31-27 H) look to avoid their fourth loss in six games. The Cardinals sit second in the Central, five games back of first-place Milwaukee with six meetings remaining in the season series. They split the first two of the stretch, falling 6-1 to Colorado on Saturday after winning by the same score a night earlier. The Cardinals, though, might feel good about their chances in the series finale considering Colorado has lost all 16 games it has played on Sunday since winning its first two. Cardinals starters have a 4.79 ERA over the past 13 games, walking 34 and striking out 54.
Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.95 ERA) has a 17.28 ERA in five starts versus Colorado, nearly doubling his second-highest ERA against any other opponent. He's 0-2 in that span, lasting an average of just 3 1/3 innings. Jackson's last meeting with the Rockies was perhaps the worst performance of his career, as he allowed a personal-high 10 earned runs and 11 hits in 2 1/3 innings of a 12-1 loss with Arizona on April 27, 2010.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis.
Rockies are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Rockies are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis.
Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals
When: Sunday August 14th@8:05 PM ET
Pick: Phillies -160
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The Bottom Line: Cardinals have their worst pitcher out, but have hot bats. Be sure to get your Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction in now.