St. Louis faces Colorado, aims to build on Flaherty’s strong outing
St. Louis Cardinals (81-62, first in the NL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (60-84, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Jack Flaherty. Flaherty pitched eight innings, surrendering zero runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Rockies are 34-35 in home games. The Colorado offense has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an average of .320.
The Cardinals are 35-36 on the road. The St. Louis pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.84. Jack Flaherty leads the team with a 2.99 earned run average.
TOP PERFORMERS: Blackmon leads the Rockies with 168 hits and has 76 RBIs. Nolan Arenado is 10-for-32 with three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 1-9, .226 batting average, 6.46 ERA, outscored by 35 runs
Cardinals: 8-2, .260 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs