After winning the final game of the series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, the Colorado Rockies head to St. Louis to face the Cardinals in a four-game set this weekend.
The Colorado Rockies will head to St. Louis to face the Cardinals this weekend for the first time in 2019. If you’ve checked out the Cardinals some throughout the season, you know that they are in a much better spot than the Rockies at this point in the season as they have a record of 67-58 and in first place in the NL Central and right in the thick of things for the Wild Card spots as well.
Here are three things to look for in the series with the Cardinals and Rockies.
The Cardinals bullpen
By ERA, the Cardinals have the best bullpen in the National League at 3.74. Carlos Martinez, the former Cardinals starter, is now the team’s closer and he has pitched well in that role as he has a 3.86 ERA (3.37 FIP) with 14 saves.
The Cardinals bullpen, in total, has also only allowed 25 percent of inherited runners to score. For comparison, the Rockies bullpen has allowed 38 percent of inherited runners to score.