With the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals together in the spotlight for multiple reasons this weekend, we thought it might be good to look back at some of the moments the two franchises have shared through the years.
Had the 2020 Major League Baseball schedule been played as planned, the St. Louis Cardinals would have visited Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies in a three-game series. The highlight of the series could well have been off the field, where the Rockies were set to retire the number 33 worn by Larry Walker (before he was traded to St. Louis, we’ll talk about that later) in festivities set for Sunday.
With the MLB season delayed, the two franchises are now set to meet in the first round of the MLB Dream Bracket, presented by DraftKings. This simulated tournament between all-time rosters from different franchises has the Rockies and Cardinals squaring off in a best-of-seven matchup on Tuesday, April 21. You can watch it unfold at 1 p.m. (MT) on Twitch/MLB.com.
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Back to reality, the Cardinals lead the overall series with the Rockies, 118-98. In St. Louis, the series is decisively in favor of the home team as the Redbirds own a 67-42 edge in the series, including a four-game sweep last season in what (in my humble opinion) featured easily the worst Players’ Weekend uniforms in the history of that promotion (see the photo at the top for the Star Wars look).
Colorado has not won a series in St. Louis since sweeping the Cardinals during the 2009 campaign.
Monday also marks the anniversary of the first time the Rockies and Cardinals ever played against each other, with St. Louis taking a 5-0 home win. Cardinals leadoff batter Geronimo Pena went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Omar Olivares picked up the save with 3.1 innings of no-hit ball.