Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Busch Stadium is the venue where Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals (18-14, 1st in NL Central) will play the Colorado Rockies (12-19, 5th in NL West) on Saturday.
The Rockies have tallied 44 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 36 balls out of the park. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .412 and have struck out 270 times, while taking a walk on 87 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 6th in MLB. They have 145 runs batted in in addition to 254 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .247. They have a total of 151 runs scored and hold an OBP of .308.
The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.16 so far this year (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 241 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 127 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.67 as a team this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.90 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52. Rockies pitchers have conceded 38 home runs in addition to 167 total runs (28th in the league).
The Rockies relievers have a save rate of 44.4% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 46 base runners so far this season with 34.8% of them earned a run for their team. Rockies bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 27 times and also have had 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 106 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have accumulated 7 holds so far this season (28th in the league). They have accumulated 4 saves on the season and have blown 5 of 9 save chances.
The Rockies have transformed 67.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,385 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have amassed 795 putouts on the year, as well as 290 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them sitting 20th in MLB, and they have twisted 223 double plays.
Gonzalez has taken the mound for 184 frames and has accounted for 113 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.02 (103 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.468. He has allowed 178 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 93 free passes. Gonzalez (7-16 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.18 and he has faced 816 hitters in the major leagues.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .400 and they are earning 4.53 runs per outing (12th in MLB). They have hit 45 two-baggers, while taking a walk 92 times as well as racking up 145 runs. St. Louis has recorded 40 long balls so far this year to go along with 134 RBIs. They have struck out on 271 instances (16th in baseball) and have notched a total of 241 base knocks. The St. Louis Cardinals have recorded an OBP of .301 in addition to a batting average of .232 this season.
The St. Louis pitching staff have relinquished 130 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.94 (122 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 24 homers and they surrender 4.19 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.294 with a FIP of 3.99 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.98 (263 strikeouts vs 133 free passes). They are currently ranked 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 228.
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 12 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. They are ranked 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 83.3%, and they have sent 107 relievers onto the field this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 21 times in high leverage situations and on 29 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of 55 inherited runners. Sitting with 31 save situations, the Cardinals have compiled 18 holds and 2 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 25 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (11th in baseball). The Cardinals have 265 assists, 17 errors and have 837 putouts over the course of the season. In 2,511 innings on the field, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (7th in MLB).
Martinez (60-47 career record) has earned a 3.52 ERA and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.57 and he has gone up against 3,905 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 360 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.283 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. During his pro baseball career, Martinez has conceded 836 base knocks while earning 890 strikeouts in 921 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado
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