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Preview: Rockies at Cardinals (9/13/14)

The Cardinals look to bring another dominant performance against the Colorado Rockies tonight at 6:15 CST.

The Pitching Matchup: Shelby Miller (9-9, 3.83 ERA) looked sharp in his last two trips to the mound going 7.0 innings  and giving up 0 runs on 3 hits in each start.  Miller has a 0.83 ERA in his last three starts and has held opposing batters to a .143 average over that same timespan. If Miller can keep the walks to a minimum, we’ll be looking at another fine start from the resurgent starting pitcher.

Franklin Morales (6-7, 5.21 ERA) has averaged 5.2 innings pitched over his last 5 starts and has looked shaky as a starter in the Rockies rotation.  However, he did pitch 6 scoreless innings in last Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Padres.  The Cardinals will need to come out swinging tonight.

The Skinny: Shelby Miller has looked the sharpest he has been all season in his last couple starts.  If Miller can maintain his strong presence on the mound going forward, it seems that the Cardinals will be heading into October with a formidable rotation.