It was reported that Adam was sidelined due to contact tracing.
There was a golden age for sure, if you are going all the way back to the Big Red. In its heyday KMOX had superstars. I mean, Joe Buck doing Sports Open Line? That was a career highlight for me, sitting in on one of those. These days I would put John Rooney and Chris Kerber up against anybody on play-by-play. Both perfected the delivery rhythm needed to excel in their sports. It is NOT EASY to call those sports, but they both paint a picture for you. They love what they do and that comes across.
He was always going to get a chance this season, probably his last opportunity to prove he can be more than a fourth outfielder/defensive replacement. Let's see what he does with it.
He's injured. When he comes back I expect him to have a role beause he's a lefty and he's been used in high-leverage spots for most of his time here. I guess the only issue is if this toe problem because chronic.
No. Andrew has some hitting potential, but he is still learning the position. Right now Ivan Herrera appears to be the more likely heir apparent. I remarked earlier on Knizner's potential future role.
Berube definitely does not mind those fights. But Bortuzzo fell out of the playing rotation for a reason. He got back in the lineup, but Berube is going to lean hard on his Top 4 defenders late in the game. Justin Faulk played about 60 minutes in the last two games.
The Blues don't have to protect first- or second-year NHLers. I would imagine Zach Sanford or Vince Dunn would be the obvious choices for Seattle. Both of them could become trade chips, too, given the way the depth is stacking up.
Yes, they will need him shouldering a heavy workload when as the level of play rises in the postseason.
It was interesting to see Tarasenko stuck in the Net Front Role. That allowed him and Hoffman to play at the same time. I will like to see more of that -- if No. 91 can live with all the cross-checks he will absorb with that assignment.
That's an idea for sure. The third catcher would never play, but it's not like the current third and fourth bench guys see much action, Knizner could be the top pinch-hitter in each game. That could keep his development on track, too. The more you watch this guy, the more you see that there might be something there.
Good question. My guess? At this late stage of the game, the umpires figured the Phillies took their shot and that was that. The game was almost over. The series was almost over. They did not anticipate a beanball war as a result.
He struggled the other day for sure. And the fact that Mike Shildt had not turned to him in high-leverage spots for most of this season was telling.
I paid no attention to the NFL Draft. But I miss those days. All the hype and build up was silly, but the Rams (and the Big Red before that) tended to make things interesting.
Neither is in the lineup tonight against a right-handed pitcher. I believe Harrison Bader will get some run to see what he does with it.
Gary Bettman has said the league could mix some of those two-game sets in next season to cut down on travel. The players responded well to it. But the NHL will go back to playing regular everybody-plays-everybody set up, so there those two-game sets would mostly be in division play. I could see the NHL also giving a team like the Blues a two-game set against a West Coast team in a year when they played that team twice on the road.
Mikkola does not need to be protected from the draft with one NHL season plus five games.
The guys in the dugout don't need replays to question balls and strikes. They never have.