Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (18-14, 1st in NL Central) host the Colorado Rockies (12-19, 5th in NL West) at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
Colorado has a slugging rate of .412 and have struck out 270 times, while taking a walk on 87 occasions. They have earned 145 RBI's as well as 254 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .247. The Rockies have earned 44 doubles as a squad and have knocked 36 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 151 runs while having a team OBP of .308. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are knocking in 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 6th in baseball.
The Rockies have a team ERA of 5.16 this season (29th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 241 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 127 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.67 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.90 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.52. Rockies pitchers have surrendered 38 home runs and also 167 total runs (28th in the league).
The Rockies relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 44.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 16 save situations. The relievers have inherited 46 runners this season with 34.8% of them crossed home plate. Rockies relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 27 times as well as having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have sent 106 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have racked up 7 holds this season (28th in MLB). They have earned 4 saves this season and have missed out on 5 of 9 chances to get a save.
The Colorado Rockies have amassed 795 putouts so far this season, as well as 290 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which has them ranked 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 223 double plays. The Rockies have turned 67.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,385 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 28th in the majors.
Marquez has thrown 667 frames and has totaled 674 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Marquez (43-33 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.86 while going up against 2,834 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.34 (322 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.290. He has conceded 668 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 193 free passes.
The St. Louis Cardinals have compiled an OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .232 on the season. They have been rung up on 271 occasions (16th in the league) and have earned 241 base hits. St. Louis is sitting with 40 long balls on the season to go along with 134 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .400 and they average 4.53 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have hit 45 doubles, while taking a walk 92 times as well as putting up 145 runs.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.294 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a unit over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 228. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 130 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.94 (122 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.98 (263 strikeouts against 133 free passes). They have relinquished 24 homers and they give up 4.19 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% of 55 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 21 times in high leverage situations in addition to 29 occasions with base runners. With 31 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 18 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They rank 6th in MLB holding a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 107 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 12 save chances and they have converted 10 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 25 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in the majors). The Cardinals have 265 assists, 17 errors and have notched a total of 837 putouts this season. In 2,511 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (7th in MLB).
During his career, Wainwright has conceded 2,103 base knocks while totaling 1,867 strikeouts in 2,203 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 833 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has gone up against 9,149 batters during his career. Wainwright (168-101 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.40 earned run average and has conceded 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis
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