Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Rockies

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Rockies

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SCOUTING REPORT * The Cardinals will return to Busch Stadium Monday for the first time in 15 days to begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

By starting the second half of the season 4-5 entering Sunday, the Cardinals have continued to delay the front office's decision on whether to acquire talent for a stretch run or shift attention to 2018. This series could be the team's last chance to prove itself worthy of being a "buyer" before the July 31 trade deadline.

The Rockies enter the series 16 games above .500 and winners of six of their last seven. The team's bats have boomed during the hot streak, averaging 10.6 runs per game.

All-Stars Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have led the way at the plate. Since the All-Star break, Arenado has hit 16-for-36 (. …

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