July 25, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter in the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals open series with Rockies tonight

The Cardinals travel to Colorado to take on the Rockies tonight at 7:40. After dropping a set to the Cubs, the Cardinals are hoping to rally and gain some ground on Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Kyle Lohse is 10-2 with a 2.71 ERA. His last ten starts have all been quality starts. He also has good career numbers against Colorado as he carries a 3.38 ERA and four wins in ten starts. Jeff Francis takes the mound for the Rockies. Francis is 3-2 with a 4.97 ERA. Against the Cardinals, he has six wins in ten starts and a 3.09 ERA.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA Diff Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 60 41 0.598 31-19 30-22 437 373 64 Lost 1 9-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 58 44 0.569 3 33-16 25-28 418 391 27 Lost 2 6-4
St Louis Cardinals 54 48 0.529 7 29-21 25-27 498 404 94 Lost 2 7-3
Milwaukee Brewers 45 56 0.451 15 28-26 18-30 460 477 -17 Won 1 2-8
Chicago Cubs 43 58 0.426 17.5 27-22 16-36 383 445 -62 Won 3 5-5
Houston Astros 35 69 0.337 27 25-27 10-42 405 522 -117 Lost 1 1-9
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