SCOUTING REPORT • The Rockies had a winning record at Busch II at 29-27 but are only 9-20 at new Busch Stadium since 2006.
Former Cardinals No. 1 draft choice Adam Ottavino, now sporting “0” as his number, hadn’t allowed an earned run in his last 10 2/3 innings for the Rockies and was holding righthanded hitters to a .147 average before Thursday.
Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt, like the Cardinals’ Edward Mujica, was nine for nine in save opportunities.
This might be your last look at 39-year-old first baseman Todd Helton in a Rockies uniform. Helton, whose contract expires after this season, has a .320 lifetime average and 356 home runs in a major league career which began with the Rockies in 1997. He will pass the 2,500 hit mark later this season.
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Today, 7:15 p.m. • RH Shelby Miller (4-2, 1.96 ERA) vs. RH Jon Garland (2-2, 4.65).
Saturday, 1:15 p.m. • RH Adam Wainwright (4-2, 2.72) vs. RH Jhoulys Chacin (3-1, 2.56).
Sunday, 1:15 p.m. • LH Jaime Garcia (4-1, 2.25) vs. LH Jorge De La Rosa (3-3, 3.52).