The Opening Drive

ESPN, MLB Network analyst & Former Cardinal Xavier Scruggs

Scruggs joins “The Opening Drive” to try to explain why he thinks the Cardinals have failed to live up to expectations from the Spring, why the Jordan Walker demotion made sense but still rubbed him the wrong way, where the blame falls for the defensive issues and small mistakes, Marmol’s importance into getting the Cardinals back in line why the pitching staff questions have continued since the offseason and what that means going forward and the incredible joy of getting to experience a talent like Ohtani–and how facing a superstar could tell us a lot about the Cardinals.

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