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Talking Cardinals NLCS on CBS Sports Radio 920 in St. Louis

Early Wednesday afternoon, with the St. Louis Cardinals on the cusp of returning to the World Series, I was delighted to join co-hosts Rene Knott and Joe Roderick (sitting in for Charlie Marlow) on their daily show, Middle Relief, on CBS Sports Radio 920 in St. Louis.

While the primary attention was on the Cardinals’ performance to date against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series and the look ahead to Game 5 later that afternoon, we also had time for some Cardinals prospect talk.

Middle Relief is on from noon until 2:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday on CBS Sports Radio 920. You can learn more about the show at insidestl.com, including listening to its live stream. Follow Rene (@reneknottsports), Charlie (@CharlieMarlow_), Joe (@JoeRoderick) and the show (@MiddleRelief920) on Twitter.

Link to audio: Brian Walton with Rene Knott and Joe Roderick (14:05)

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3 Responses to “Talking Cardinals NLCS on CBS Sports Radio 920 in St. Louis”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    How about we start Tony Cruz at catcher and Yadier at first base, against the LHP in Game 6. This would put Adams on the bench against the best lefty in the league. Kershaw against Adams is a mismatch.

    I assume Shane Robinson will get the start in CF. Jay is also overmatched against Kershaw. If Matheny sticks with jay, he will need his head examined.

    • crdswmn says:

      Jon Jay career against LHP .269

      Shane Robinson career against LHP .233

      Robinson is a better fielder than Jay, so that would be the argument to have him out there. Hit hitting against LHP is not, so it therefore doesn’t matter which arm the pitcher is throwing with, you put him in there for defense.

      I’m not even going to address the Cruz rather than Adams nonsense.

      • JumboShrimp says:

        Robinson versus a Dodger LHP in the playoffs: one pinch HR. Shane is not intimidated, he wants to make plays.
        Jay versus all playoff pitchers (2011-13) has been lousy. At crunch times, Jay has not delivered, with an OPS in Wigginton territory.
        Someone else not getting it done against the Dodgers is Adams. Molina can play first, so we can get Cruz into the lineup. Adams can try again during the Series.

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