Bernie recaps an overall very positive Wednesday for St. Louis sports, as both the Cardinals and Blues picked up much-needed victories behind strong individual performances.
Stephen Piscotty came up big in his team’s 6-1 win over Washington, logging three hits and five RBIs on the day and proving his worth at the lineup’s mid-section. Bernie breaks down the performance and welcomes Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton.
And you’ve probably Jake Allen had a pretty nice little Wednesday, stopping 51 of 52 Minnesota shots to lead the Blues to a Game One win to begin the postseason. Your host and Travis Green recap the Note’s win and welcome 101ESPN Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford.
7 a.m. Hour
Allen steals Game One just like the Blues needed
Jake Allen stopped 51 of 52 Minnesota Wild shots Wednesday, the most for a Blues goalie since Curtis Joseph stoned 57 Maple Leaf shots in a 1993 playoff game against Toronto.
Minnesota doubled the Blues’ shot total (26) in the series opener, but Allen continued the hot streak he’s been on since Feb. 1, in which he’s amassed the NHL’s best save percentage since.
Leake gives Cards another good performance in win
Mike Leake has been the Cardinals most consistently solid starter through his two outings, tossing seven innings Wednesday without an earned run.
The lefty has thrown 15 innings thus far and allowed 10 hits and one earned run on the season with 13 strikeouts to boot.
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8 a.m. Hour
St. Louis is suing the NFL…Is it time to move on?
The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority are suing the Rams and the NFL over the team’s LA relocation.
The lawsuit brings up false statements made by Rams and league officials and seeks upwards of $1 billion in damages. Is it time to move on from the whole fiasco? Bernie shares his view.
Cardinals need more Piscotty performances like Wednesday’s
Stephen Piscotty spent most of spring training searching for his rhythm and he may finally have found it Wednesday with three hits with runners in scoring position.
This was finally progress from Piscotty’s offseason and work and the Cards need it to continue in the middle of the order if they want to contend.
Interview w/ FSM Cardinals broadcaster and former MLB pitcher – Rick Horton
Horton details how Wednesday’s win can be a catalyst for the team as well as Brett Cecil and Stephen Piscotty.
Blues lead Wild 1-0, but some things must change
Minnesota had 90 total shot attempts and 52 which were on goal. They outshot the Blues 42-17 from midway through the first period on…Quite a disparity.
A win’s a win, but the Note got away with one and won’t be so lucky if the Wild come out blasting like this again. The defense has to get the puck out of the zone without turning it over.
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9 a.m. Hour
Seriously….Why Matt Adams and not Jose Martinez?
Adams got his season’s fourth start in left field Wednesday, turning a late-spring idea into what seems like another Mike Matheny project.
Matheny plans to continue using Adams in the outfield for offensive purposes, but why not Jose Martinez? Martinez has done everything you’ve asked of him.
Interview w/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues beat writer – Jeremy Rutherford
JR chimes in on Jake Allen’s extraordinary Game One and offers praises for Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz’ performances.
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