The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – July 7th, 2023

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7:00 – Cardinals-3 Marlins-0

In classic 2023 Cardinals fashion, they stave off a 4-game sweep with an extremely solid game all around

Flaherty→6.2IP 9H 0ER 2BB 5K

Hicks needs just 8 pitches to close out the 9th→1.0IP 0H 1K

Cardinals IF Jose Fermin is expected to join the team in Chicago, per Derrick Goold

7:15 – XFL Battlehawks HC Anthony Becht talks about today’s XFL Showcase from Missouri Baptist University

7:30 – Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing talks about the current issues still going with the LIV players

7:45 – TIOLI

8:00 – Fresh Take: Greg Amsinger said we should just accept this season as a mulligan and give Mo another chance. How would YOU react if the Cardinals didn’t make moves in the front office or dugout?

8:15 – Roman Burki and Tim Parker named MLS All Stars. How impressive is STLCitySC? [And a healthy Klauss & Lowen would’ve been in strong contention as well]

First in the west by three points

And they’re doing this, as Lutz calls them, as a “designated team” and are currently without either of their Designated Players in Klauss & Lowen.

Tomorrow they face off against Toronto, who continue to struggles despite making multiple high-profile DP moves in Lorenzo Insigne & Fernando Bernadeschi 

  • 3-10-9 this season (27th in MLS)
  • Each have just 3G, 2A on the season (Klauss had 5G, 2A before his injury, Lowen with 5G, 3A before his)

8:30 – The Fight



9:15 – Cardinals broadcaster Chip Caray on a gem from Flaherty, how they affects expectations & his plans for the ASG

9:30 – We’ve already established that there isn’t a good unit on the Cardinals.



Starting rotation


You get to fix one. Which one are you choosing first?

9:45 – Rocc and Roll

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