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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction – SportsUntapped.com
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Added July 7th, 2010 by Steve

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction
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St. Louis Cardinals (45-38) @ Colorado Rockies (45-38)

Date: Thursday July 8th, 2010

Time: 3:10 pm EST

Preview: Two teams with identical records will square off in the final game of a three game series in Denver. Tuesday night’s game ended with an epic nine run comeback in the ninth inning for the Rockies. Dennys Reyes and Ryan Franklin combined to get just two outs in the final inning to spoil a solid start from Blake Hawksworth. The Cardinals come into the game two games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the top spot in the National League Central. St. Louis is led by slugger Albert Pujols with a .308 batting average, along with 20 homeruns and 61 runs batted in. The pitching staff has combined for a 3.39 earned run average, led by staff aces Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter, along with left-handed rookie Jaime Garcia. The Cardinals will send Chris Carpenter to the mound in search of his 10th win of the season. Carpenter is coming off one of his worst ever starts, where he allowed 9 hits and 8 runs in just 3 innings. Carpenter is 9-2 with a 3.16 earned run average.

Colorado will send their ace to the mound in Ubaldo Jimenez. The 26 year old from the Dominican Republic is 14-1 with a 2.27 earned run average, with 107 strikeouts and just 44 walks. Jimenez has struggled a bit in his last three starts, allowing 17 runs in 17.2 innings. Colorado comes into Wednesday’s action in third place in the National League West; four games behind the San Diego Padres. The offense has been anchored by Carlos Gonzalez and his .306 batting average, 15 homeruns and 55 runs batted in.

Our prediction for this game: Jimenez continues to shine, wins # 15 and the Rockies sweep the Cardinals. Colorado 6-3.

 
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