Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 5 players to watch
By Kevin Henry
Coming off one of their most successful road trips in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies return home to Coors Field to meet the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time in the 2017 season.
The Cardinals finished up a series at Chavez Ravine last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers then made the late night flight to Denver. St. Louis is part of a three-team scrum at the top of the National League Central, fighting with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers for division supremacy as the calendar turns to June.
Colorado, meanwhile, will enjoy a brief stay at home this weekend. Coming off a season-long 10-game road trip, the Rockies are in the middle of a stretch of plenty of action away from Coors Field. After hosting the Cardinals for three games and the Seattle Mariners for a pair of games, Colorado will start a June schedule that has them playing 18 of their 26 games on the road.
Maybe that’s not a bad thing, however, as the Rockies are 18-8 on the road after taking three of four games in Philadelphia and going 7-3 on their 10-game swing through Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.
But let’s focus on the upcoming homestand before we look too far ahead. This will be the only trip of the season for the Cardinals into the Mile High City so let’s take a look at five players who will impact this series mightily, from both sides of the diamond.