Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Colorado0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 040
St. Louis3 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 x 13150
  W: A. Wainwright (9-8)   L: A. Senzatela (3-7)
10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE11:15 AM CT, August 18, 2022
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri  Attendance: 36,137

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals chase sweep of Rockies

According to STATS
According to STATS

Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals

  1. The Cardinals have won nine straight home games and 11 straight home series over the Rockies, the longest active series winning streak of any NL team versus an in-league opponent.
  2. The Rockies dropped two-of-three in their last series falling to 8-16 (.333) since the All-Star break, the third-worst record in the National League. Colorado has allowed an MLB-high 142 runs since the All-Star break this season.
  3. Brendan Rodgers (34 hits) and Jose Iglesias (29 hits) have the most combined hits of any NL teammate duo since the break (63). They are also the only two NL players with double-digit multi-hit games since the Midsummer Classic.
  4. Dating back to July 15, the Cardinals are 10-1 (.909) in their last 11 home games, the best winning percentage in MLB at home in this stretch. This is also the first time that the Cardinals have won 10 games in an 11-game span at Busch Stadium since August 2019.
  5. With two home runs on Sunday, Albert Pujols joined Carlton Fisk and Barry Bonds as the third player in MLB history to have multiple multi-HR games at the age of 42 or older.
  6. Jose Quintana has a 1.09 ERA after the All-Star game this season. That is the third lowest ERA among 108 MLB pitchers with at least 20 innings pitched since the break.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/16/2022 thru 8/18/2022

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to complete a series sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Thursday and add to their recent home-field dominance.

The Cardinals won the first two games of the three-game series 5-4 and 5-1. They have won 12 of their last 13 home games to improve to 39-21 this season at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis earned 14 victories in its past 18 games overall to climb into the National League Central lead by three games over the Milwaukee Brewers.

"Everyone is clicking right now," Cardinals rookie second baseman Nolan Gorman told Bally Sports Midwest after his three-RBI game on Wednesday. "We're rolling."

The Rockies have lost three straight games and 12 of their past 17.

Adam Wainwright (8-8, 3.27 ERA) will get the starting assignment for the Cardinals on Thursday after taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Milwaukee on Saturday in his latest outing.

"I had good stuff, a good plan," he said. "I was executing well. I had command of everything. I really wanted to throw a no-hitter. I really did. From the first inning on, I thought it was going to be the night."

Wainwright held the Brewers to one run on three hits while striking out eight in nine innings. Milwaukee eventually won the game 3-2 in 10 innings.

"That was a really nice job to go nine," Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. "He got every leadoff man out every inning. That's as efficient as you can be."

Wainwright is 11-1 with a 1.48 ERA in 17 career appearances, including 13 starts, against the Rockies. He did not face them last week in Denver when Colorado won two of three games against St. Louis.

Rockies mainstays Charlie Blackmon (8-for-21, three doubles, triple, homer, two walks, two RBIs), C.J. Cron (2-for-5, two doubles, walk, RBI) and Brendan Rodgers (2-for-3, homer, two RBIs) have hit well against Wainwright.

The Rockies will counter with Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.67 ERA), who will be looking to record his first victory since June 19.

Senzatela has met the quality-start metric in four straight starts while allowing 11 runs over 25 2/3 innings during that span (3.86 ERA).

He is 2-3 with a 5.11 ERA on seven career starts against the Cardinals.

Senzatela has had trouble with Tyler O'Neill (5-for-7, two doubles, homer, three RBIs), Paul Goldschmidt (7-for-20, two doubles, two homers, eight RBIs), Paul DeJong (5-for-12, double, two RBIs) and Tommy Edman (2-for-7, double, triple, two RBIs).

While the Cardinals are in the thick of the playoff chase, the Rockies are in last place in the NL West. They are trying to retain their competitive spirit while playing out a lost season.

"You want to try to win every single game," Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland said. "When you look at the record and look at where we are in the standings, it's a tough pill to swallow. Regardless, we are going to show up every single day to try to win a baseball game."

--Field Level Media

Updated August 18, 2022