October 6, 2015

Times for the games through the weekend set for Royals and Cardinals Divisional Series matchups

The road to the I-70 Series-2, 30 years later, starts on Thursday for the Royals

The road to I-70 Series-2, 30 years later, starts on Thursday for the Royals

Tuesday, October 6
7:00 PM ALWC Astros @ Yankees Keuchel (20-8) at Tanaka (12-7)

Wednesday, October 7
7:00 PM NLWC Cubs @ Pirates Arrieta (22-6) at Cole (19-8)

Thursday, October 8
6:37 PM Astros @ Royals or
7:07 PM Yankees @ Royals

Friday, October 9
2:30 PM ALDS Gm 2 AL Wild Card @ Royals TBD at TBD
5:30 PM NLDS Gm 1 NL Wild Card @ Cardinals TBD at TBD

Saturday, October 10
4:30 PM NLDS Gm 2 NL Wild Card @ Cardinals TBD at TBD

Sunday, October 11
3:00 PM ALDS Gm 3 Royals @ AL Wild Card TBD at TBD

Drew Lock will start against Florida. Pinkel says Mauk suspended indefinitely. Will not talk anymore about the situation (AUDIO/PERISCOPE)

Drew Lock has a little more time to prepare for Florida

Drew Lock has a little more time to prepare for Florida

Lock over Mauk.  From the sounds of it, this could be in place for awhile.  During his weekly media visit in Columbia, Missouri Tigers football head coach Gary Pinkel said that redshirt junior Maty Mauk is suspended indefinitely and then refused to offer a timetable or if Mauk will maintain his status as the starting quarterback when he returns.

Drew Lock, after an impressive display on Saturday against South Carolina, will face a much tougher task when the Tigers host 11th ranked Florida.  The Gators are 5-0 overall, 3-0 in SEC play.

Watch Drew Lock’s Q & A via Periscope on Twitter @Missourisports

Gary Pinkel on Mauk

Gary Pinkel on Lock


Yadi sees a specialist for his hand. If he plays, he’ll have to use a splint that allows him to catch and hit

Molina watches his go ahead double in the eighth inning.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Yadier Molina. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina had his left thumb examined earlier today by a St. Louis-based hand specialist and it was determined that the injury to the ligament still is present, but Molina will have a splint built to try to allow for him to both hit and catch.  Molina will test his playing abilities with the splint over the next few days.

Molina, as of today, is feeling stronger and Cardinals Senior V.P./General Manager John Mozeliakstated, “We are still optimistic that Yadier will be on our postseason roster.”

Some fall sports staying ahead of the weather with early district play. We chat with MSHSAA (VIDEO)

Softball districts begin this week (photo/MSHSAA)

Softball districts begin this week (photo/MSHSAA)

Softball district play starts later this week.  Girls tennis and girls golf has already gone through district play.  The sport really changes in the fall season.  You have teams that start the season with practices in sweltering heat and by the time playoffs roll around, it’s long sleeves and extra layers.

We chat more with Jason West of MSHSAA about fall sports.

#MizzouMade Sheldon Richardson due in court this morning in St. Charles County

Sheldon Richardson mug shot (O'Fallon Police Department)

Sheldon Richardson mug shot from this past July (O’Fallon Police Department)

Former Mizzou star and New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson is scheduled for a court appearance Monday in St. Charles County, where he was charged with five misdemeanor counts, including resisting arrest.   Richardson, who is just returning to the field after an NFL drug suspension, pled not guilty to all charges.

The 24-year-old was arrested July 14 after a chase began on Interstate 64, where police say he was involved in a road race, driving his 2014 Bentley over 140 mph.  When police pulled him over in a driveway of a personal residence in O’Fallon,  they found a loaded handgun under a floor mat, and detected a ”very strong odor of burned marijuana,” according to a probable cause statement.  No charges are brought with the handgun, because Richardson was in legal possession of the gun.

A conviction for resisting arrest is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Richardson completed a four-game suspension for using marijuana. That suspension came 12 days before his arrest, which could also mean more discipline from the NFL, since it violates the personal conduct policy, but the Jets have not received any word back from the league.

Richardson was the 13th overall pick in 2013 and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year that season. He played in the Pro Bowl last season.