Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:13 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals, holding a 30-32 overall record and 14-13 home record, look to take the series lead against the Colorado Rockies, who are struggling with a 22-41 overall record and 9-24 on the road, at Busch Stadium on Saturday, June 8th at 4:15 PM. The series is currently tied 1-1, and the Cardinals will aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage. Expect a thrilling matchup as these two teams battle it out in this crucial rubber match.
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Rockies vs Cardinals starting pitchers

  • Kyle Gibson for St. Louis Cardinals
  • Ryan Feltner for Colorado Rockies

Rockies vs Cardinals statistics

Stat Rockies Cardinals
Hits 518 (11th) 477 (23rd)
Batting Average .245 (13th) .233 (21st)
Runs Batted In 239 (21st) 222 (28th)
Runs 252 (Tied-21st) 236 (Tied-27th)
Home Runs 51 (26th) 59 (Tied-21st)
Walks 173 (26th) 201 (Tied-11th)
Stolen Bases 35 (Tied-18th) 31 (26th)
Strikeouts 586 (5th) 516 (17th)
Pitches 9009 (20th) 9083 (17th)

St. Louis Cardinals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 8-5
6/6/24 vs Colorado Rockies L 3-2
6/5/24 @ Houston Astros W 4-2
6/4/24 @ Houston Astros L 8-5
6/3/24 @ Houston Astros L 7-4

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ St. Louis Cardinals L 8-5
6/6/24 @ St. Louis Cardinals W 3-2
6/5/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 12-7
6/4/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 4-1
6/3/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 13-3

Rockies vs Cardinals predictions

As the Colorado Rockies gear up to take the field against the St. Louis Cardinals, eyes are definitely on a few key players who could make a big impact. Watch for Charlie Blackmon, who's been swinging a hot bat with a healthy .818 singles average and contributing significantly on the runs. His consistency at the plate could be pivotal in setting the table for the Rockies. Another player to keep an eye on is Ryan McMahon. With 10 home runs under his belt this season, his power could really change the game dynamics if he connects well. His ability to drive in runs will be crucial, especially in clutch moments.

On the flip side, the St. Louis Cardinals have some aces of their own that could shine brightly in this matchup. Nolan Gorman, leading with 14 home runs, has been a standout performer and his ability to knock the ball out of the park could turn the game on its head. Then there's Masyn Winn, whose batting average peaks at an impressive .310, making him a significant threat every time he steps up to the plate. Both players possess the potential to heavily influence the game's outcome with their bats and athletic prowess.

While both teams showcase players with the ability to sway the game, the Cardinals may have a slight edge overall in pitching and home-field advantage at Busch Stadium. With Kyle Gibson's stronger ERA and WHIP compared to his counterpart, Ryan Feltner of the Rockies, it appears the Cardinals might have the upper hand in this pitcher's duel. Coupling Gibson's solid pitching with the Cardinals' lineup potential, they seem to be in a favorable position to clinch this game, though baseball always has room for surprises.

St. Louis Cardinals injuries

  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Packy Naughton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Nick Robertson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Tekoah Roby (SP): Day-To-Day

Colorado Rockies injuries

  • Nolan Jones (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Ryan Rolison (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Brendan Rodgers (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Case Williams (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Bird (RP): 15-Day-IL

Rockies vs Cardinals game info

Venue Busch Stadium
Location St. Louis, Missouri
First pitch Sat 4:15 PM
Temperature 77°
Chance of Rain 32%

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