On Deck: Rockies at Cardinals

The Rockies open a three-game series against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium Monday night. It’s not the best of places for the Rockies. They swept a four-game series in the current Busch Stadium in 2009,  but have lost the 11 other series in that ballpark, including being swept in a four-game series in 2010, and swept in three-game series in 2006 and 2014.They are 41-57 in the park since it opened in 2006 after going 29-29 in the previous Bush Stadium from 1993-2005.

Coors Field

The Rockies won two of three from the Cardinals at Coors Field in late May. They have won the season series from the Cardinals in only seven of the previous 24 years, most recently taking six of seven in 2009. They are 94-105 all-time against the Cardinals.

The Rockies went into Sunday having won five of their last six games this season, tied with the Diamondbacks for the top spot in the NL wild-card race, 5 ½ games ahead of the Cubs. The Cardinals have lost four of five games, four games below .500 and in fourth place in the NL Central.

Pitching Matchups

Monday

Antonio Senzatela
Mike Leake

Antonio Senzatela (10-3, 4.67) for the Rocki8es vs. Mike Leake (6-8, 3.39) for the Cardinals. Senzatela is 3-1 in his last five starts despite a an 8.20 ERA. He pitched eight shutout innings at Coors Field in earning a victory in his only career appearance against the Cardinals. He gave up five hits and struck out three. Leake is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in his last seven starts. He is 1-2 with a 7.52 career ERA against the Rockies, but has not faced them since 2015.

Senzatela against current members of the Cardinals roster:

 

Name AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP
Matt Carpenter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333
Dexter Fowler 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333
Greg Garcia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Randal Grichuk 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333
Jedd Gyorko 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yadier Molina 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333
Tommy Pham 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333
Carlos Martinez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000
Kolten Wong 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Total 25 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200

 

Leake against current members of the Rockies roster:

Name AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
Ian Desmond 26 9 2 0 0 4 2 4 .346
Gerardo Parra 19 7 1 0 1 3 0 1 .368
Mark Reynolds 17 6 2 0 1 2 2 5 .353
Alexi Amarista 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .167
Carlos Gonzalez 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
DJ LeMahieu 7 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .429
Nolan Arenado 5 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 .600
Charlie Blackmon 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .250
Chris Rusin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Total 100 33 7 0 5 18 6 13 0.33

 

Tuesday

Jon Gray (3-1, 6.19) for the Rockies vs. Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.30) for the

Jon Gray
Lance Lynn

Cardinals. Gray is 3-1 in his last four starts, allowing eight runs in two innings of the loss against the Mets in the first game back from the All-Star Break, July 14. He lost his only career start against the Cardinals, allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings at Busch Stadium last season. Lynn is 3-1 in his last five starts, allowing six earned runs in 30 2/3 innings. He is 1-2 in five career starts against the Rockies, including a May 28 lost at Coors Field when Senzatela shutout the Cardinals for eight innings.

Gray against current members of the Cardinals roster:

Name AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
Jedd Gyorko 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Matt Carpenter 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.667
Yadier Molina 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kolten Wong 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Randal Grichuk 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Michael Wacha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 3 2 0 0 3 2 2 0.273

 

Lynn against current members of the Rockies roster:

Name AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
Gerardo Parra 26 13 4 3 3 6 2 3 .500
Ian Desmond 16 5 2 0 0 2 1 8 .313
DJ LeMahieu 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .077
Alexi Amarista 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 .111
Charlie Blackmon 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Ryan Hanigan 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .111
Carlos Gonzalez 6 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 .333
Nolan Arenado 6 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .167
Mark Reynolds 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .333
German Marquez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Chris Rusin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Tony Wolters 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 106 32 9 4 4 14 8 26 .302

 

Wednesday

Jeff Hoffman (6-2, 5.10) for the Rockies vs. Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.34) for the

Jeff Hoffman
Carlos Martinez

Cardinals. Hoffman is 2-2 in his last seven starts, losing to the Pirates on Friday night when he allowed seven runs in three innings. In his other loss, against the Diamondbacks in June, he allowed nine runs in 3 2/3 innings, which has skewed his season ERA. Hoffman has never faced the Cardinals. Martinez is 0-3 in his last six starts, allowing 18 earned runs in 35 innings. He is 2-1 with a 4.56 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies, but has not faced them this season.

Hoffman against current members of the Cardinals roster:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
Dexter Fowler 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000

 

Martinez against current members of the Rockies roster:

Name AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
Charlie Blackmon 14 7 1 1 1 2 1 3 .500
DJ LeMahieu 12 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 .500
Nolan Arenado 13 4 2 0 0 2 0 2 .308
Carlos Gonzalez 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .182
Alexi Amarista 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
Ian Desmond 7 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 .143
Gerardo Parra 7 2 1 0 1 2 0 3 .286
Mark Reynolds 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Trevor Story 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tony Wolters 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500
Chris Rusin 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.000
Antonio Senzatela 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Ryan Hanigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Total 86 29 7 1 3 11 5 21 .337
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