The Opening Drive

ESPN, MLB Network analyst Xavier Scruggs

Former Cardinal and current MLB analyst Xavier Scruggs joins the show to talk about the Cardinals rolling through the second half, how much Pujols can have an impact on you as a young player in the Cardinals organization, the way moves at the deadline can shift locker room perceptions and expectations, Montgomery starting to use his fastball more, Xavier’s relationship with Oli Marmol and how impressed he is with his job this year, the story of the prepper grinder, Yadi & Waino hitting an unbreakable level as a battery and, what could happen if the Padres don’t make the playoffs and how he would still see a potential Cardinals-Padres matchup in the Wildcard.

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