|Over 7.5 (103) @ pinnacle|
My 10* "Best of the Best" NL Total is on Col/STL Over at 2:15 ET.
The Colorado Rockies and the St Louis Cardinals complete a three-game series Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. The Cards go for a three-game sweep, after winning 5-0 and 9-8. The Cardinals were kept off the field from July 30 through August 14 last season but the Cards somehow managed to earn a wild card spot with a 30-28 record. It was the team's SEVENTH postseason appearance over the previous 10 years. St Louis was just 8-10 through April 21 but a 12-4 run has them atop the NL Central at 20-14. The Rockies were just 26-34 in 2020, after a 71-91 mark in 2019. The current season has NOT gone well, as the Rockies are currently 12-21 (worst record in the NL) and the team's 2-13 road mark is the worst in all of MLB.
Taking the mound in the series finale will be Colorado's German Marquez (1-3, 6.21 ERA) and for St Louis it will be veteran Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.72 ERA). Marquez is looking to bounce back from a disastrous outing this past Tuesday against San Francisco when he allowed EIGHT runs on six hits and two walks while retiring just two batters in a 12-4 loss to the Giants. Wainwright is coming off of his second-worst outing of the year, allowing five runs on seven hits, three walks and a hit batter in 5.2 innings (note: he was able to get a win in the Cards' 6-5 win!).
Wainwright is 10-1 with a 1.56 ERA in 15 career outings against the Rockies, including 11 starts (team is 9-2). However, Wainwright is no longer that pitcher. The over/under number is modest (7 1/2) and note the following. Marquez has made three daytime starts in 2021, lasting just 10.1 innings while allowing 18 hits, 11 walks and 12 ERs. That gives him a 10.45 ERA, with opponents batting .409 against him. Now to Wainwright. He's also made three daytime starts and has lasted only 12.2 innings, 19 hits and 10Ers. His ERA is 7.11 and opponents have batted .333 against him. This one is Goin' Over.
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