After a 3-4 week, the St. Louis Cardinals are now 47-51 on the season, which is 4th place in the National League Central, 4.5 games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals start a 7 game home series. The Cardinals are 26-24 at Busch Stadium this season. Let’s take a look at the week ahead:
Monday July 24, 2017, 7:08pm CT w/ Colorado Rockies (58-42)
Antonio Senzatela (10-3, 4.67) vs. Mike Leake (6-8, 3.39)
Notes: Senzatela has not lost since June 22nd.
In 98.1 innings, Senzatela has allowed just 90 hits this season.
The Cardinals went 5-23 the first time they faced Senzatela.
Leake has lost his last two decisions.
Leake’s last start lasted just 2 innings, where he allowed 7 runs.
Nolan Arenado is 3-5, 2HR lifetime against Leake.
Rockies are a career .333 against Leake.
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 7:15pm CT w/ Colorado Rockies (58-42)
Jon Gray (3-1, 6.19) vs. Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.30)
Notes: Gray has won three out of his last four starts.
Gray has thrown just 32 innings this season, striking out 32 batters.
The Cardinals are a career .429 against Gray.
Lynn has not lost since July 4th.
Lynn is watching opponents bat just .212 against him.
Colorado is 31 for 101 with 4 HR lifetime against Lynn.
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:15pm CT w/ Colorado Rockies (58-42)
Jeff Hoffman (6-2, 5.10) vs. Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.34)
Notes: Hoffman’s last start was poor, as he lasted just 3 innings.
This is Hoffman’s 12th start of the season, and 18th in his career.
Dexter Fowler is the only Cardinals player that has faced Hoffman.
Martinez allowed 10 hits in his last start against the Cubs.
Martinez has not won a game since June 16th.
Colorado is hitting .329 lifetime against Martinez in 85 at bats.
Charlie Blackmon is 7-14, HR against Martinez.
D.J. LeMahieu is 6-12 lifetime against Martinez.
Thursday July 27, 2017, 6:15pm CT w/ Arizona Diamondbacks (56-42)
Zack Godley (3-4, 3.32) vs. Adam Wainwright (11-5, 4.59)
Notes: Godley is 13-9 in his career.
Godley has not won since June 22nd at Chicago.
Godley has gone 5 innings in atleast every start this season.
The Cardinals are a career 3 for 23 against Godley.
Wainwright is coming off an outing, where he went 7.2 against the Cubs.
Wainwright has not lost since June 17th.
The Rockies are batting .270 in 89 career at bats against Wainwright.
Friday July 28, 2017, 7:15pm CT w/ Arizona Diamondbacks (56-42)
Robbie Ray (9-5, 3.15) vs. Michael Wacha (7-4, 3.93)
Notes: Robbie Ray is having a career season in 2017.
Before 2017, Ray was 14-31 in his career.
Ray is coming off a loss at home to Washington.
Dexter Fowler is 5-8 lifetime against Ray.
The Cardinals are 12-30 lifetime against Ray.
Wacha took the loss on Sunday at the Cubs.
It was the first loss for Wacha in 9 starts.
The Diamondbacks are 13 of 51 lifetime against Wacha.
Saturday July 29, 2017, 6:15pm CT w/ Arizona Diamondbacks (56-42)
Zack Greinke (11-4, 2.97) vs. Mike Leake (6-8, 3.39)
Notes: Greinke throws Monday for Arizona against Atlanta.
Greinke has 166 career wins in Major League Baseball.
Greinke has not lost since June 20th.
Leake throws Monday for St. Louis against Colorado.
Sunday July 30, 2017, 1:15pm CT w/ Arizona Diamondbacks (56-42)
Taijuan Walker (6-4, 3.61) vs. Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.30)
Notes: Walker throws Tuesday for Arizona against Atlanta.
Lynn throws Tuesday for St. Louis against Colorado.
Lynn is a free agent at the end of the season.