Chris Rusin (1-1, 4.85 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (20-18) are in St. Louis to meet Adam Wainwright (3-3, 6.80 ERA) and the Cardinals (20-19) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the second of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. The Rockies won the last game 3-1, extending a five-game winning streak. The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 18 and will air on FSMW and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Wainwright pitched 5.0 innings, giving up seven runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking one in a 12-10 victory over the Angels. Jeremy Hazelbaker (.280, 15 Rs, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Rockies were unsuccessful against the Diamondbacks 5-1 the last time Rusin pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out four and walking two. Nolan Arenado (.307, 30 Rs, 13 HRs, 33 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds are Cardinals -155 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
So far this season, the Rockies are 1-0 against the Cardinals.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
Colorado has won 42% (8-11) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, St. Louis has won 57% (12-9) of its games when taking a late lead.
After a weak showing last week where they got in seven hits, the Rockies need to step it up. The Cardinals have a record of 13-7 when opponents get seven hits or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 16-4. The Cardinals have a 17-3 record when outhitting opponents.
St. Louis and Colorado both rank in the top five of the league in runs. St. Louis sits at third with 213 runs this season and Colorado ranks fourth with 195.
Ranking 19th, Colorado is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 115 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 136.
The Cardinals are 16-11 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 13-7 when they hit at least one homer.