Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Colorado Rockies (12-21) will collide with the St. Louis Cardinals (20-14) in the finale of a three-game weekend series at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 2:15 PM ET. Colorado took a late rally with three runs in the 8th inning but lost the match with just one run at 8-9 against the Cardinals in Game 2 of a series on Saturday. The Rockies need a win here to prevent a sweep in the series. Left Fielder Raimel Tapia led Colorado with two runs scored on two hits with one walk and an RBI. Shortstop Trevor Story chipped in another two runs on one hit with a walk while Right Fielder Charlie Blackmon acquired a run on three hits with two RBIs and a walk. CF/2B Garret Hampson, 1st Baseman Connor Joe, and Pinch Hitter Alan Trejo contributed one run each in the losing effort for the Rockies. Starter Chi Chi Gonzalez posted 8 hits, 7 earned runs, one walk, and one strikeout in 4.0 innings pitched.

Colorado’s righty German Marquez will be climbing up the hill to start the final game of a series against the Cardinals on Sunday. The right-handed starter is 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA while fanning 34 batters in his stint this season. In his major league tour facing St. Louis’ squad, Marquez is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA while striking 21 batters out.

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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 5/9/2021

On the St. Louis side, the team will go for a sweep here after winning the first two installments of a series versus the Rockies. The Cardinals took Game 1 with a shutout win at 5-0 on Friday and snatched a one-run victory at 9-8 in Game 2 on Saturday. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt scored three runs on three hits with three RBIs in leading St. Louis to victory. Right Fielder Dylan Carlson added three runs on two hits with one free base. Shortstop Paul DeJong chipped in one run on two hits with two RBIs and two bases on balls while Catcher Yadier Molina had one hit with three RBIs. Second Baseman Tommy Edman and 3rd Baseman Nolan Arenado contributed one run on one hit with a walk apiece in the winning effort. Carlos Martinez led the pitching staff with 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 5 walks, and 2 strikeouts in pitching for 5.0 innings.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be sending right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright to the bump and start Game 3 versus the Rockies on Sunday. The righty thrower is 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA and 37 strikeouts on the year. In his career start pitching against the Rockies’ batters, Wainwright is 10-1 with a 1.56 ERA and 74 strikeouts.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -160. The Rockies continued running out short in their offense and putting German Marquez will not make any difference in their struggle. On the Cardinals’ side, Adam Wainwright may be a has-been now but St. Louis managed to earn their winning form and the team’s offense gained consistency to win contests. Wainwright also took control over Colorado’s batters with a 1.56 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his belt. The prediction, the St. Louis Cardinals will win at 7-2.

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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 5/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

TV: ATRM, BSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -160

MLB Totals: 7.5

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