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.
Us getting ready to post Max content all night in Cards territory pic.twitter.com/8f5QRFvOoG— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) October 6, 2021
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.
And.....it was absolutely tough news to hear yesterday, as sophomore cornerback Ennis Rakestraw tore his ACL in practice and has been ruled out indefinitely.
Per Mizzou, Ennis Rakestraw tore his ACL in practice yesterday and is out indefinitely.— ROCK MEVIS NATION (@RockMNation) October 6, 2021
This sucks. Here’s what Eli Drinkwitz had to say about Rakestraw’s injury.
Per the coach: “Ennis is a tremendous competitor,” head coach Eliah Drinkwitz said. “It’s an unfortunate part of the game. We have a great sports medicine staff to manage his rehabilitation and our team will support him every step of the way.”— ROCK MEVIS NATION (@RockMNation) October 6, 2021
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.
Yep I’m good tho but just yesterday everyone thought I was leaving been battling my knee injury since the week of Kentucky https://t.co/raPpnTK4R7— Ennis Rakestraw Jr (@EnnisRakestraw) October 6, 2021
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.
On his radio show tonight, Eli Drinkwitz took a question from the audience on WR Mookie Cooper's status: "He’s full speed. He’s ready to go. We look forward to him playing. He’s not held back at all. He’s ready to play."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 7, 2021
M-I-Z! Onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Non-Conference Preview: Kansas sucks (I mean, it’s not wrong) from Sam Snelling
- Nate Edwards has the preview of the North Texas Mean Green
- Missouri’s run defense is bad. Brandon Kiley wonders if any of the Tigers’ commits offer hope that it will be better in 2022?
- Wednesday Watch Grid: Game Times and Betting Lines for Week 6, from Nate Edwards and Brandon Kiley
- Yes, it was the anniversary of The Fifth Down Game. From Jim Thomas, ‘It’s a robbery.’ 31 years ago, Colorado beat Mizzou on a 5th Down.
- Report from Dave Matter: Torn ACL sidelines Mizzou’s Ennis Rakestraw
- On the latest Eye on the Tigers with Dave Matter and Ben Frederickson: Talkin’ Tigers, Tennessee, Texas?
- Mizzou’s remade basketball roster builds chemistry as season looms, writes Dave Matter
- From Lila Bromberg: Missouri Tigers CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. tears knee ligament, out indefinitely
- From Wilson Moore: Missouri cornerback Rakestraw tears ACL, out indefinitely
- Brown, Pickett return as leaders for new look MU men’s basketball team, writes Anthony Kristensen
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Chris Kwiecincski: Mizzou football’s defense aiming to just walk the walk, as opposed to talk an talk
- Some takeaways from Joel Lorenzi here on Mizzou Basketball’s practice, with positive analysis on the freshmen Yaya Keita and Trevon Brazile:
Notes/takeaways from Mizzou’s open practice today:— Joel Lorenzi (@jxlorenzi) October 6, 2021
-Kaleb Brown suited up but was not actively competing in any of the drills we watched.
-Yaya Keita continues to wear the brace on his right leg. Moving well though.
-Trevon Brazile has pro tools.
- Um, so....whatever happened to Mizzou Volleyball? The Tigers got swept in three sets to LSU and dropped to 3-15 (0-4 SEC) on the season. Big yikes.
- From Ben Arnet: Here’s a good message from Cuonzo Martin to the fanbase...and he’s not wrong.
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