TMA was joined today by Jay Randolph Jr. who was in for Tim. After some quick back-and-fourth about Candy Crush, Steve Harvey, and Doug’s pajamas, the guys talked about last night’s Cardinals game.
Before the game started, Busch Stadium celebrated the 1967 World Series championship team by bringing players like Bob Gibson, Tim McCarver, Orlando Cepeda, Steve Carlton, and Mike Shannon onto the field.
Dan McLaughlin had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Gibson during pregame, while Jim Hayes sat down with Bobby Tolan. On TMA, Cat talked about how he got a lot of backlash for calling Tolan a great player because a lot of people view him as only average. The guys argued if Tolan got more playing time during his career with the Cardinals, then maybe Cat wouldn’t have been called a pushover.
Dexter Fowler led the game off with a solo homerun off of last year’s AL Cy Young winner, Rick Porcello. In the 2nd, Magneuris Sierra drove in a run off of a single to continue his seven game hit streak. He is now tied for second in Cardinal’s history for most consecutive games with a hit to start a career.
Offense continued for the Cardinals in the second, as both Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham drove in runs, putting the Birds up 4-0.
Mike Leake continued his hot streak to start the year, holding the Red Sox scoreless into the seventh. That is until Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homerun in the top of the inning.
Boston managed to score two more runs in the 8th off of Trevor Rosenthal to tie the game 4-4. When no runs were scored in the ninth, the game headed to extra innings.
It took 13 innings, but Chris Young hit the game winning single for the Red Sox and St. Louis fell 5-4.
The Cardinals have an off day today, but pick things back up against the Giants on Friday.
Later on the show, TMA was joined by Kelly Chase. He was asked “who are you big on?”. He said he’s big on Blake Shelton, Connor McDavid, and his prediction for the Stanley Cup is the Ottawa Senators vs. the Nashville Predators.
Besides that, he discussed Mike Yeo’s decision to get rid of all the Blue’s assistant coaches in order to bring in his own. Chase approved.
Chase also mentioned the Blue’s need to bring in a center next season. He says St. Louis may look to Columbus for a Trade.
Whatever moves St. Louis decides to make in the offseason, Chase says they need to build around the talented youth that is starting to emerge, including Ivan Barbashev, Zach Sanford, and Jake Allen.