The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – September 5th, 2023

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7:00 – Pirates take 2 of 3 from the Cardinals, Cards now 4.5 games behind Pirates, in last place in NL Central.

  Zack Thompson terrific on Sunday→7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 W, 6 K 

Sporting K.C. – 2 STLCitySC- 1

Illini – 30 Toledo – 28

Colorado-45 (17) TCU-42

(8) FSU-45 (5) LSU-24

(9) Clemson-7 Duke-28

7:15 – How much can facing the Braves help the young Cardinal players?



8:00 – Fresh Take: In the playoff era in MLB, no manager has finished any season with a winning percentage as low as .431 and subsequently won a championship in the same stint with that team–With that history as a backdrop, what’s your confidence level in Oliver Marmol being able to win a title with the Cardinals?

8:15 – Which (potential) Week 1 absence will have the biggest impact?

8:30 – The Fight

8:45 – STL CITY SC fans took it to another level, as Sporting KC needed a healthy chunk of STL fans to set their attendance record at 21,650. With a third match coming up in late September, are you enjoying having a sports-tied rivalry with Kansas City?

9:00 – Rush Hour Reset

9:15 – Mike Claiborne on a shrinking pitching market & the Cardinals being left with a bare cupboard in the bullpen

9:30 – Why do college coaches think that journalists’ and analysts’ jobs are to pump up their program?

9:45 – Rocc ‘n Roll

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