Rockies take on the Cardinals following Melville’s solid showing
St. Louis; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (12-5, 4.71 ERA) Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (7-13, 4.30 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Tim Melville. Melville pitched seven innings, surrendering one run on two hits with four strikeouts against Arizona.
The Cardinals are 36-24 in home games. The St. Louis pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.99, Jack Flaherty leads the staff with a mark of 3.46.
The Rockies are 25-40 on the road. Colorado’s team on-base percentage of .327 is tenth in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an OBP of .374.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 28 home runs and has 68 RBIs. Dexter Fowler is 9-for-32 with two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 7-3, .252 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
Rockies: 6-4, .311 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Cardinals Injuries: Jordan Hicks: (elbow), Tony Cingrani: (shoulder), Brett Cecil: (wrist/forearm), Tyler O’Neill: (wrist), Jose Martinez: (shoulder).