St Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/24/2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSMW
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
St Louis Cardinals - Gonzales, M (0-0) vs. Colorado Rockies - Bergman, C (0-2)
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Wednesday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals will give the ball to Marco Gonzales as they face the Colorado Rockies and Christian Bergman. Gonzales will be making his Major League debut as Bergman makes his 4th start of the season.
Marco Gonzales will get the start after getting the call up from the Cardinals’ Double-A affiliate in Springfield. At Springfield, Gonzales was 3- 2 with a 2.33 ERA in 7 starts. He began the season with the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class-A Florida State league where he went 2 – 2 with a 1.43 ERA in 6 starts before getting promoted to Springfield in May.
Gonzales is regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in the Cardinals organization and many will be looking to see if his meteoric rise to the Majors is justified.
Christian Bergman saw his record fall to 0 – 2 and his ERA rise sharply to 7.20 after taking the loss his last time out. In that outing, Bergman was lit up for 7 runs and 9 hits (including 3 home runs) in just 3 innings of work. He didn’t issue a walk while striking out 3. It was the 2nd straight start that Bergman allowed 2 or more homers. That isn’t surprising considering the fact that Bergman allowed 9 homers in just 12 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs before getting the call to the Majors.
Bergman is still getting adjusted to the Majors and hasn’t faced the Cardinals before. If he is going to avoid another loss, he will need to settle down and take any assistance that the rest of the pitching staff and the scouting report can offer.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-41-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 40-28-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Arm 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
06/10/14 P Eddie Butler Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 15-day DL (6/4)
06/04/14 LF Carlos Gonzalez Finger 15-day DL (6/3)
05/24/14 3B Nolan Arenado Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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