Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Rockies

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Monday, September 19th 6:40pm: Carlos Martinez (14-8 3.15 ERA) vs. Tyler Anderson (5-5 3.65 ERA)

Martinez has been reliable this year for the Cardinals as he consistently goes out and gives them a quality start. He has been giving up more hits recently, but has still only allowed more than three runs once in his last seven starts. The Rockies have not faced the Cardinals since May and they will get a chance to play spoiler here late in the season. The Cards are only one out of the wild card, but the Rockies will be no easy opponent if they want to sneak in. Tyler Anderson takes the mound and that certainly doesn’t make it any easier for St. Louis as Anderson has been very solid this year and is not looking to change that with only a couple of starts left for him.

Tuesday, September 20th 6:40pm: Adam Wainwright (11-9 4.51 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (8-8 5.22 ERA)

Jorge has not been good in September and he really needs to recover, although the only reason he needs to do that is end his Rockies career on a good note. He may get one or two more starts after this one and another may not come at home, so this could be his going away party at Coors. Regardless of how well he pitches, De La Rosa has been a very great pitcher (by Rockies standards) and he should be celebrated as such. Going against Adam Wainwright, this will be a good game of veterans who have both had rougher years. This game could end up an offensive slugfest with how these pitchers have been this year, but they both have the opportunity to shut down a lineup.

Wednesday, September 21st 1:10pm: (Luke Weaver 1-3 3.21 ERA) vs. German Marquez (0-0 5.06 ERA)

Both of these two pitchers are rookies and German Marquez will be making his first career start and fourth major league appearance. Marquez has been a highly touted prospect this year with the Rockies and this will be a first glimpse into what he can do from a starter role. Marquez is very likely a part of what will be a young staff next year, but even coming out of the bullpen will benefit the Rockies. They have the young pitching depth that many teams want and the Rockies have a chance to make a splash next year. The pitchers they have give them what they have always needed coming out of Coors Field and the fans have  a lot to be excited for.

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