St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals (40-42, 4th in NL Central) travel to Coors Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (35-47, 4th in NL West).
The Cardinals have accounted for 125 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 85 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis is slugging .376 and have struck out 663 times, while taking a walk on 242 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 3.9 runs/g, which has them at 28th in the league. They have compiled 306 RBI's in addition to 604 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is .226. They have earned a total of 321 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .299.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.25 so far this season (17th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 645 batters. They have walked 355 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.37 as a squad for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.82 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 71 long balls and also 366 runs in total (19th in baseball).
The Cardinals have dispatched 271 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 runners over the course of the season and 44.3% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 24 saves so far this season and have blown 6 of their 30 chances to save the game. The Cardinals relievers have earned a save rate of 80.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 67 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 35 holds on the season (19th in the league). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 85 times in addition to having 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs in their 6,405 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 8th in professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 2,135 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 730 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 21st in the majors, and have a total of 569 double plays.
Martinez has pitched in 963 innings and is sitting with 925 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.75 (401 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.303. He has allowed 884 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 372 walks. Martinez (62-52 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.65 and he has faced 4,108 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .245 so far this year. They have been rung up on 699 instances (17th in the league) and have earned 662 hits. Colorado has accumulated 78 long balls so far this season as well as 338 RBIs. The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .397 and they score 4.35 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have recorded 135 doubles, while taking a walk 245 times and notching 357 runs.
The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 407 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.74 (370 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 98 homers and they allow 5.22 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.386 and have a FIP of 4.56 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 (624 strikeouts against 284 free passes). They are currently ranked 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 689.
Colorado has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 27 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. They are ranked 27th in the league with a save percentage of 48.1%, and they have sent 261 relievers to the hill this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 84 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 41.9% out of 117 inherited base runners. Sitting with 55 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 28 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In their 6,324 innings on the diamond, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in the majors). The Colorado Rockies have twisted 76 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in baseball). The Rockies have racked up 804 assists, 53 errors and have amassed 2,108 putouts over the course of the season.
During his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 711 hits while tallying 734 punch outs in 733 innings. Marquez (49-36 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.16 earned run average while surrendering 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 339 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.46 and he has faced 3,089 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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