Happy Opening Day!
Opening Day is here with a full slate of games, and a couple of former Mizzou baseball pitchers will be drawing Opening Day starts.
Making his first Opening Day start of his career, Rangers RHP Kyle Gibson gets the ball against the Royals in Kansas City at 3:10 p.m. CST.
#MizzouMade getting the #OpeningDay start in KC #C2E ⚾ https://t.co/Kqaz42QZCj— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) March 31, 2021
Then of course there’s the Nationals’ Max Scherzer. The three-time Cy Young winner, seven-time All-Star, and 2019 World Series Champion will be making his sixth career and fourth straight Opening Day start in a much anticipated opener against Jacob deGrom and the Mets. That game is set for 6:10 p.m. CST and can be seen nationally on ESPN. It’s an obvious call, but CBS Sports ranked deGrom/Scherzer as the best Opening Day pitching match up.
And after being called up last season in late September by the Red Sox, Tanner Houck made three starts with Boston, going 3-0 with an 0.53 ERA. Not only was that enough to make the Red Sox Opening Day roster, but he’s also in the starting rotation.
Barring a surprise, here's your Red Sox Opening Day roster. pic.twitter.com/d6tQe1Dzfu— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 30, 2021
Houck isn’t starting today, but is expected to make the start on Saturday afternoon against the Orioles at Fenway.
Peter Fairbanks will also have a key role in the bullpen for the defending AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays, and Jayce Tingler manages one of the most exciting teams in baseball in the San Diego Padres.
Enjoy the Opening Day action! Onto the links and M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Karen Steger has the latest Rock M Nation Bracket Challenge Update: To The Final Four We Go!
- Josh Matejka and Matthew Harris give their thoughts on Parker Braun in the latest Mizzou Hoops Player Review
- BREAKING: Torrence Watson enters the transfer portal, writes Sam Snelling
- From Dave Matter: Torrence Watson becomes Mizzou’s latest to enter transfer portal
- Torrence Watson becomes fifth Mizzou men’s basketball player to transfer, writes Blair Kerkhoff
- MU guard Watson becomes latest Tiger to enter transfer portal, writes Tyler Hollins
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Eric Blum recaps Mizzou baseball’s blow seven-run lead against kansas. Yuck.
- Torrence Watson becomes the latest Mizzou basketball player to enter the transfer portal, writes Eric Blum
- VOTE for Mizzou Volleyball senior Kylie Deberg, who is one of 10 NCAA Volleyball seniors up for the Senior Class Award. Link here:
Have you voted for Kylie in the Senior CLASS Award???— Mizzou Volleyball (@MizzouVB) March 31, 2021
Do it again
➡ https://t.co/uvDIOMaauH#MIZ | #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/lPbEE3R5t0
- Congrats to Charles Harris on signing with the Detroit Lions!
️— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) March 31, 2021
Congrats to #MizzouMade Charles Harris (2014-16) on signing with the @Lions! #MIZ x #NewZou pic.twitter.com/J12EcbGnJj
- ($$) Josh Kendall of The Athletic ranked the 57 best coaching hires in the SEC since the 1992 expansion. Barry Odom made the list at No. 41, respectively.
- On MUTigers.com, Mizzou Baseball Returns to Taylor Stadium to Host Texas A&M
- On MUTigers.com, Gymnastics Heads to Alabama for NCAA Regional Action
- Here’s some updated information on Mizzou Hoops target Tamar Bates
Per source, Tamar Bates has had the NLI recruiting ban lifted as part of his release request. It means schools can contact him directly as he awaits his release from Texas. Bates isn’t planning to address his recruitment until at least after this week’s Geico Nationals.— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) March 31, 2021
- Mizzou has reached out to Furman transfer Noah Gurley, who is certainly a hot commodity in the portal right now.
Mizzou, Virginia, Maryland, TCU, Tennessee, Duke, Miami, Alabama, Nevada, Illinois, San Diego State, and Florida are the newest programs to reach out to Furman transfer Noah Gurley, he told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) March 31, 2021
He’s got a very long list of programs in the hunt. https://t.co/T46vXNavE6
- Lee’s Summit native and Creighton forward Christian Bishop has entered the transfer portal. Something worth monitoring for Mizzou.
Respect the decision pic.twitter.com/Nv6rOR5fZG— Christian Bishop (@chris_bishop13) April 1, 2021
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