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Mizzou Baseball in MLB Playoffs, Ennis Rakestraw’s injury, and an update on Mookie Cooper

Mizzou Links for Thursday, October 7

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Pitcher U.

On Tuesday night, it was Tanner Houck making his Postseason debut. He pitched a 1-2-3 Top of the 7th inning with two strikeouts against the New York Yankees, helping the Boston Red Sox advance to the ALDS.

Last night, it was Max Scherzer’s turn in the National League Wild Card Game, unfortunately against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mizzou is one of 10 Division 1 teams with with three or more players in the MLB Postseason. That’s pretty impressive. Of course, they’re all pitchers — and one is guaranteed to advance to the ALCS with the Red Sox playing the Rays.

Max Scherzer allowed just one run in 4.1 innings pitched, but he and the Dodgers still advanced to the NLDS with a walk-off home run in the Bottom of the 9th, winning 3-1 over the Cardinals.

The division series will feature Tanner Houck, Peter Fairbanks, and Max Scherzer, so....that’s cool. was absolutely tough news to hear yesterday, as sophomore cornerback Ennis Rakestraw tore his ACL in practice and has been ruled out indefinitely.

This sucks. Here’s what Eli Drinkwitz had to say about Rakestraw’s injury.

We wish Rakestraw the best and are hoping for a speedy recovery. Here’s what he had to say about the news, an injury that has been bothering him since the Kentucky game.

One final note: Eli Drinkwitz gave an update on the status of wide receiver Mookie Cooper during his radio show. This is a promising sign.

M-I-Z! Onto the links!

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