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May 13 2022
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Santiago Espinal and the St. Louis Cardinals
May 23 2022
Former Cardinals pitcher and current analyst Brad Thompson previews the short two-game series between St. Louis and Toronto. Thompson discusses the season so far for tonight's starter Miles Mikolas, the stability that Paul Goldschmidt brings to the lineup, and the job Oliver Marmol has done as the youngest manager in MLB (06:30). Later on, Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal discusses his impressive season to date and the work he has put in to be better both offensively and defensively (26:28). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Blue Jays Quarterly Review
May 23 2022
Joey Votto spoiled a potential series sweep for the Blue Jays over the Reds. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss how the Blue Jays took two of three against Cincinnati, the team continuing to squeak out one and two-run victories, Alek Manoah’s outing on Saturday, and the team sitting at 19-22 a quarter into the season. Afterwards for In The East, the guys examine the Tim Anderson-Josh Donaldson saga, the Red Sox heating up, and Adley Rutschman making his MLB debut for the Orioles (31:29). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Getting Ready for the Reds
May 20 2022
Cincinnati Reds TV analyst and former Major League pitcher Chris Welch previews this weekend’s CIN-TOR series at Rogers Centre and discusses Joey Votto’s tenure and future within the organization, if SP Luis Castillo will be traded before the deadline, and if rookie Hunter Greene’s ceiling will live up to the hype surrounding him (03:53). To end of the show, Blair and Barker head into the weekend answering your questions on another edition of Barker’s Back Leg Bits (38:59)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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When Will the Bats Break Out?
May 20 2022
Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker open the show examining Pete Alonso of the Mets’ post-game comments about his approach and compare it to what they’re seeing from the Blue Jays at the plate. Afterwards, they discuss how former Blue Jays Brandon Drury, Connor Overton, and Jeff Hoffman are off to strong starts for the Reds as they visit Rogers Centre this weekend, and preview the Blue Jays starters for the series: Ryu, Manoah, and Kikuchi (31:12). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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