Cardinals chase series sweep over Colorado
St. Louis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-4, 5.87 ERA) Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (12-6, 3.63 ERA)
LINE: Cardinals -187; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis can secure a series sweep over Colorado with a win.
The Cardinals are 38-24 on their home turf. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.98. Jack Flaherty leads the team with a 3.32 ERA.
The Rockies are 25-42 on the road. The Colorado offense has compiled a .269 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an average of .326. The Cardinals won the last meeting 8-3. Flaherty recorded his eighth victory and Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for St. Louis. Peter Lambert registered his fourth loss for Colorado.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 124 hits and is batting .259. Dexter Fowler is 9-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .259 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Rockies: 5-5, .289 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Cardinals Injuries: Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Tony Cingrani: (shoulder), Brett Cecil: (wrist/forearm), Tyler O’Neill: (wrist), Jose Martinez: (shoulder).