Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Colorado Rockies (12-19) will duel the St. Louis Cardinals (18-14) in Game 2 of a three-game weekend series at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 2:15 PM ET. Colorado failed to score a single run in their 0-5 shutout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the weekend series on Saturday. Austin Gomber tossed for 5.0 innings with five earned on six hits in defeat. Left Field Raimel Tapia, 2nd Baseman Ryan McMahon, Right Fielder Charlie Blackmon, and Center Fielder Garrett Hampson contributed one hit each in the loss.

Colorado’s right-handed pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez will be climbing up the hill to start Game 2 versus the Cardinals on Saturday. The righty thrower posted a 4.38 ERA with 27 hits, 12 earned runs, two home runs permitted, granted nine walks, and struck 14 batters out in 24.2 innings pitched this year. The Rockies are 17-36 in its last 53 matches against a right-handed thrower and 5-11 in its last 16 outings in Game 2 of a series. Colorado is 24-57 in its last 81 contests on the road and 23-58 in its last 81 games as the underdog.

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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 5/8/2021

Over St. Louis Cardinals’ side, the team split the four-game set against the New York Mets this week winning Monday and Wednesday’s encounters. In Game 1 versus Colorado, the Cardinals contained the offense of the Rockies allowing them to just 4 hits with no runs scored. Center Fielder Harrison Bader has one run scored on one hit with two RBIs while Pitcher Jack Flaherty chipped in one run on one hit with an RBI. Flaherty tossed for 7.0 innings with three hits, no earned run, and six strikeouts. Third Baseman Nolan Arenado added one run on two hits while Right Fielder Dylan Carlson and 1st Baseman Paul Goldschmidt contributed 1 RBI apiece in the victory.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be assigning right-hander Carlos Martinez to take the starting role against the Rockies on Saturday. The righty thrower recorded a 3.72 ERA with 28 hits, 16 runs (15 earned), gave up two home runs, awarded nine walks, and struck 20 batters out in 36.1 innings pitched. The Cardinals are 4-0 in its last 4 outings in Game 2 of a series and 11-4 in its last 15 matches on a Saturday. The OVER is 4-1 in St. Louis’ last 5 games on a Saturday and 5-2 in its last 7 contests versus an opponent in the NL West.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -170. Carlos Martinez (3.72 ERA, 20 Ks) of the Cardinals is solid on the bump during his last three appearances allowing just two earned in 21.1 innings pitched. Over on Gonzalez’s side, this righty pitcher (4.38 ERA, 14 Ks) is more on subtlety and always on the safe side when pitching. The prediction, St. Louis Cardinals will win.

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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: BALLY

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -170

MLB Totals: 8.5

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