The St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Colorado Rockies in the closer of a three-game series at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, so here’s the best Cardinals vs Rockies betting pick for Thursday, August 11, 2022. The Rockies trounced the Cards 16-5 in Tuesday’s opener, while Game 2 has been excluded from the analysis.
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Cardinals vs Rockies Betting Pick
This game will be played at Coors Field at 3:10 PM ET on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
Why Bet The Rockies:
✅ Dakota Hudson (6-6; 4.20 ERA; 1.39 WHIP) will take the hill for the Cardinals, and the 27-year-old righty has struggled lately, tallying an awful 6.02 ERA and 22/21 K/BB ratio over his last nine starts and 46.1 innings of work. He’s gone 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA since July 4. Hudson is walking 3.9 batters per nine frames and ranks in the 20th percentile in expected slugging percentage.
✅ The Rockies are slashing an excellent .301/.341/.460 with nine home runs and a thumping 24 doubles across 322 at-bats in July. They own a firm .289/.353/.462 triple-slash at Coors Field in 2022, enough for a 126 OPS+.
✅ German Marquez will toe the rubber for the Rockies and try to stay on the right track. The 27-year-old right-hander is 6-9 with a pedestrian 5.18 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 21 starts (121.2 innings pitched) this season, but he turned the corner in July. Marquez has gone 2-2 over his previous five starts, posting a solid 3.13 ERA and allowing a poor .220 batting average and .630 OPS to his opponents.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cards put an end to their seven-game winning streak with that heavy loss at Coors Field. Miles Mikolas was knocked around for 14 hits and ten earned runs across just 2.2 innings, while the Cardinals’ lineup mustered eight hits and four walks on the night.
St. Louis fell to 60-49 on the season, still topping the NL Central one game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are hitting .257/.362/.459 with ten homers and 14 doubles through 218 at-bats in August, while their bullpen has compiled a 3.33 ERA, 8.3 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and .268 BABIP.
The Rockies had a whopping 22 hits and 34 total bases in Tuesday’s dismantling of the Cardinals. Colorado improved its record to 49-63 for the season, recording its third victory in five games. Randal Grichuk went 5-for-5 with a three-run no-doubter and four singles, and the Rockies has nine hits in 16 at-bats with the runner in scoring position.
Colorado was laying bottom of the NL West on Wednesday, trailing the final wild card in the National League by 12.5 games. The Rockies desperately need more from their relievers, who already have four losses in August along with a miserable 6.84 ERA and .370 BABIP in the last 26.1 frames of work.