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DENVER -- The St. Louis Cardinals will send rkie Luke Weaver to the mound as they try to sweep their three-game series Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.Weaver, 23, is 1/3 with a 3.21 ERA in seven starts, the last on Friday at San Francisco, where he gave up five hits and six unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings and lost 8-2.Weaver, who made his major league debut Aug. 13, will be pitching for the first time at Crs Field. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny emphatically said he would not talk to Weaver about the mile-high altitude, the spacious outfield or anything that might be lurking at hitter-friendly Crs Field.Im not going to fill his mind, and Im going to discourage anybody else from doing the same thing, Matheny said. Just go do your thing, and well make adjustments as we need to and well try to keep an eye (out for) when something doesnt lk right. But to kind of pre-set in his mind that hes going to have to do something different, I think, is a bad strategy.The Cardinals have won four straight games and are tied with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants in the race for the two National League wild-card spots. The Cardinals spurt has made the scoreboard watching more riveting and, at Crs Field, more unavoidable.From where my angle is (in the dugout) and where the pitchers head is, right behind it is the scoreboard, Matheny said, referring to the out-of-town scoreboard in right field. I mean directly behind it, so you cant help but watch and to see whats going on with the other teams.That said, after Tuesday nights 10-5 win over the Rockies, Matheny repeated the Cardinals mantra when it comes to scoreboard watching.Its not something we run from. Its just not something we put t much focus on, Matheny said. Control what we can control. Same boring stuff, but it keeps it very simple what our job description is.Like the Cardinals, the Rockies are also starting a rkie in German Marquez, 21. He made his major league debut Sept. 8 and will be making his first major league start after three relief appearances. Hes 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA in those three games, the last two scoreless for a combined three innings.Im very excited Im going to be a starter. Thats unbelievable, Marquez said. I want to help my team, t. Thats why Im here. Im going to do it.The Rockies acquired Marquez from Tampa Bay along with reliever Jake McGee in the Jan. 28 trade that sent outfielder Corey Dickerson and minor league third baseman Kevin Padlo to the Rays. Marquez said he was surprised to be traded, since the Rays had placed him on their 40-man roster for the first time two months before the deal.Marquez was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year after going 9-6 with a 2.85 ERA, 33 walks and 126 strikeouts in 135 2/3 innings for Double-A Hartford. He then went 2-0 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Albuquerque before being recalled by the Rockies.Marquezs repertoire includes a fastball, curveball and changeup. The first two pitches are above average and the third will be. Marquezs changeup was a point of emphasis this season, specifically to not slow his arm speed and keep it the same as his fastball while throwing his changeup.The thing that jumps out at you is its easy velocity -- upper 90s, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. Theres not a lot of effort. Hes got great finish (on the fastball). Hes got a gd breaking ball. The changeup is a work in progress right now, but its coming. But for a 21-year-old kid -- very, very impressive.In addition to his stuff, Marquez has impressed the Rockies with his mound presence.We saw that right away in spring training, unaffected by the major league atmosphere, Weiss said. Always lked like he belonged. It says something for a kid his age, (coming to) a new organization, t. Thats not easy.The few outings hes had here the last few weeks, same thing. Very composed. Very poised. Wholeslae Jerseys China . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. Cheap Jerseys From China . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-fted shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. http://www.authenticwholesalejerseys.net/ . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. NFL Jerseys Outlet . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3.Mark Petchey says Japans world No 6 Kei Nishikori offers Great Britain a different test to anything they faced in their Davis Cup triumph last year. Britain begin the defence of the trophy they won in November when they take on Japan in Birmingham this weekend and hopes are high of a potential repeat triumph.With world No 2 Andy Murray in the team, Leon Smiths squad were always strong favourites last year and Murray dropped just two sets in his eight singles rubbers along the way to glory. Evans gets GB nod Leon Smith names team for Japan tie But world No 6 Nishikori is a more than capable performer and already has a title under his belt this year having won in Memphis in February.Murray has a 5-1 winning record over the Japanese No 1, his only defeat coming at the 2014 World Tour Finals, but Petchey believes another top ten ranked player gives the tie a different lk. Obviously last year you always felt Andy had the edge in the singles, it always felt like he was the better player in the one v ones. If he tees it up against Kei his superiority on the court is not going to be quite as overwhelming, Petchey told Sky Sports. Great Britain won the Davis Cup in 2015 That is something that gives a different dynamic heading into this tie to anything they had to deal with last year.Lets not underestimate the Japanese team, there is an awful lot of class with Nishikori and with [Taro] Daniel as well who is certainly not to be underestimated.Petchey concedes Britain go into the World Group first-round tie as likely winners despite the prospect of a tough encounter that could go all the way to Sundays final singles rubber - saying Murrays return to action for the first time since his Australian Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic and home advantage should give them the edge. Andy Murrays (right) lost just two sets in eight singles rubbers last year I think they are favouritess given what they achieved last year, confidence is high amongst the team and Andy is playing, Petchey added.dddddddddddd.Despite having a lay-off since Australia I dont see any real problems with him coming back in and hitting the ground running. He knows how to hit a tennis ball, thats not going to have been forgotten amongst the nappy duty! Magical Murray role Remebering Andy Murrays role in Davis Cup glory Its at home, having won it last year the atmosphere will be phenomenal when they walk out on Friday. From that perspective there is not going to be any lack of desire from that team to put in a performance.Having ended a 79-year wait for Davis Cup glory, Petchey believes Great Britain could play with greater freedom having finally won the trophy - but admits things could go the other way with a degree of expectancy now on the team.Expectations are high and you can argue things either way, the Sky Sports expert said.The pressure to defend, wanting to go deep, have another deep run this year and the feeling it gave British tennis after the team did so well. But on the other hand they have won it, so the pressure is off to a large degree as theyve shown that as a team they are able to go on and win it. You could argue that it is now a slightly easier tie for Britain.The feeling is gd within British tennis and the Davis Cup camp is strong. GBs route to Davis Cup glory We plot the path to a Great Britain repeat Whenever you have got some like Andy committed to a cause in the manner he was last year and clearly is going to be in the opening tie, you have got a great shot of repeating - a lot will depend on Andys season in terms of what he plays with the Olympics being this year.That is one of those unknown variables this year in terms of how far this team can go. If he is able to come out for every tie than the odds of defending the cup go up significantly. Also See: Evans gets GB nod GBs route to 2016 glory.... Magical Murray Zeroes to heroes ' ' '