Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 8-18-22

Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Colorado Rockies (51-68) will challenge the St. Louis Cardinals (65-51) in the series installment finale of the NL Inter-Division at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 1:15 PM ET.


Colorado dropped to 5th place at 51-68 in the National League West Division with a .429 team percentage and 31.5 contests behind first place after scoring a total of 537 runs but surrendered 641 for a -104 run difference this year.


The Rockies desperately need a win in this match-up to avoid a series sweep after a 4-5 & 1-5 loss to the Cardinals in the first two rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.


DH Elehuris Montero scored the lone run completed by Colorado on a single hit in 3 at-bats in the loss. Starter German Marquez lasted for 6.0 innings pitched with 7 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 free bases allowed but fanned out 4 St. Louis hitters in the losing effort.    


The Rockies pitching staff recorded a team ERA of 5.01 that ranked 28th in pro baseball this year while their WHIP sits at 1.46 with a total of 816 strikeouts in the league.


They have conceded 132 dingers and a total of 636 runs (29th in the major league) and granted 392 batters which earned them a K/BB ratio of 2.08 for the season.


The Colorado ball club will be sending righty Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.67 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 52 Ks) to the pitcher’s mound to start the end-game of a series versus the Cardinals on Thursday. Senzatela gave up 127 hits, 23 free bases, and 9 homers after pitching for 90.2 innings in the majors this year.


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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/18/2022


The St. Louis Cardinals took the lead at 65-51 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .560 after accumulating 546 runs while wasting 462 for a run difference of +84 over the course of the campaign.


The Cardinals will go for a series sweep against the Rockies in coming to this final battle after losing the first two contests at 5-4 & 51.


In their recent triumph, RF Lars Nootbaar led the St. Louis offense with a two-run score on a double in two at-bats while Jordan Montgomery pitched for 5.2 innings with 6 hits and one earned run yielded but wrung up 8 Colorado batters in the victory.     


The Cardinals have given away 461 runs, 939 hits (15th in MLB), and 114 home runs while allowing 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in pro baseball) this season.


The pitching staff earned a team ERA of 3.90 after they gave up 440 earned runs while sporting a team WHIP of 1.267 with 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league) this year.


They marked a K/BB ratio of 2.43 (849 strikeouts against 349 walks). Righty Adam Wainwright (8-8, 3.27 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 116 Ks) will be heading to the mound to start the final installment of a series versus the Rockies on Thursday afternoon.


The right-handed thrower pitched for 143.1 frames with 132 hits, 14 homers, and 39 BBs yielded in his MLB career start for the season.     


Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -220. The Cardinals have the momentum in this match after winning the first two installments with home-field advantage on Thursday.


After 119 outings played, Colorado ranked 10th in OPS and 8th in runs scored while St. Louis ranked 6th in OPS and 5th in runs scored for the season. Prediction: The St. Louis Cardinals will win 4-2.


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Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:15 PM ET


Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO


Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022                


TV: ATRM, Bally Sports Midwest  


MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -220          


MLB Totals: 7.5


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