Opening Day is here!
Happy MLB Opening Day to the Cardinals, Royals and other teams who Mizzou fans reading here root for.
Not one, but TWO former Mizzou Baseball pitchers have been scheduled to get the Opening Day start on their respective big-league clubs. Pitcher U, indeed.
Of course, there’s Max Scherzer. With Jacob deGrom to the Rangers, Scherzer headlines the Mets’ starting rotation making his seventh career Opening Day start in a star-studded pitching match-up against Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins. First pitch at 3:10 p.m. CST at Marlins Park.
Mad Max. Opening Day. #LGM pic.twitter.com/dHs9w18UeG— New York Mets (@Mets) March 24, 2023
Then there’s Kyle Gibson — who will be making his debut with the Orioles against the Red Sox. Gibson signed a one-year contract with Baltimore in the offseason. This will be Gibson’s second Opening Day start of his career. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. CST at Fenway Park.
Gibson getting the start pic.twitter.com/demr1W9D6W— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 24, 2023
Also in the Baltimore-Boston series, Tanner Houck is scheduled to get the start on Sunday afternoon for the Red Sox as he is slotted in the No. 3 spot in the rotation behind Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.
And according to SB Nation’s DRays Bay — Peter Fairbanks has made the Rays’ Opening Day roster as a reliever.
Onto Mizzou’s current diamond sports — both baseball and softball were winners on Wednesday afternoon as both programs stayed undefeated in midweek games.
Tiger win it as @Daniel_Wissler closes out the 9th!#MIZ⚾️ #C2E pic.twitter.com/NKZKLrdRHn— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) March 29, 2023
MIDWEEK DUB!! #OwnIt #MIZ pic.twitter.com/n6IW43YWBu— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) March 29, 2023
Plus, a good read on Mizzou Baseball’s senior leader Luke Mann from D1Baseball’s Joe Healy — if you have a subscription.
After three tough seasons at @MizzouBaseball, Luke Mann emerged as a star last season. This season? He's taken another step and is set on finishing some unfinished business in his fifth year. https://t.co/2HbWM6U7JH— Joe Healy (@JoeHealyD1) March 29, 2023
Onto the links. Enjoy Opening Day, and M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Mizzou Wrestling from Matthew Smith: A Tiger Style In Review
- From Brandon Kiley: Could Missouri’s new offensive line coach bring All-Conference guard with him?
- From Jeff Gordon: Free-agent frenzy has college basketball coaches scrambling for talent
- From Ethan Burke: Missouri baseball survives scare from Lindenwood
- From the staff: MU softball starts fast, defeats Northern Iowa
- Charlton Young is here to STAY at Mizzou after declining the Temple head coaching job offer. Here’s his message on Twitter. LOVE to see it!
I love representing Mizzou & the special place the basketball program has. I’ve seen what it means to our fans and I'm excited for what we're about to accomplish. I would love nothing more than to be here for the years to come & to continue to build on the MU tradition #MIZ pic.twitter.com/nmoLkZ3Hq2— Charlton C.Y. Young (@CoachSEEWHY12) March 29, 2023
- ICYMI: Nick Garner, Laurence Bowers, and Bud Sasser joined ABC17’s Nathalie Jones to talk all things Mizzou’s NIL collective Every True Tiger
ICYMI: We sat down with Nathalie Jones of @abc17news to talk all things #ETTF. Swipe ➡️ for some highlights from our conversation. Full conversation is available via ABC 17 News on YouTube. — Every True Tiger (@EveryTrueTiger) March 29, 2023
- Ben Sternberg taking over the Mizzou Hoops Instagram account this week!
Make sure to follow our Instagram page as @souljabenny leads an IG Takeover this week! #MIZ https://t.co/8fx7O8V6qT pic.twitter.com/YJlpptyuNR— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) March 29, 2023
- ($$) From ESPN’s Bill Connelly: Inside the many ways to construct a college football roster (with some good quotes from Eli Drinkwitz in here)
- A major congrats to Dennis Gates, who has been named a NABC Convention Speaker
✅ Confirmed NABC Convention speaker@coachdgates will lead an on-court PDS Clinic on Friday, covering offensive and defensive principles from his Mizzou program! pic.twitter.com/GQBtPPZEkx— NABC (@NABC1927) March 29, 2023
- Some big-time awards here from Mizzou Women’s Basketball commits:
Award szn @AbbeySchreacke is the @IHSA_IL Player of the Year pic.twitter.com/6MSiCZQJ17— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 29, 2023
Coming soon →@graciekkay10 has been named @MbcaCoaches Miss Basketball 2023 pic.twitter.com/mEX7DJAhQu— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 29, 2023
- A big congrats to Alfons Bondesson, who has been named the SEC Freshman Golfer of the Week! Read more here on MUTigers.com.
After a fourth-place finish at Bulls Bay this week, Alfons Bondesson named @SEC Freshman Golfer of the Week! #MIZ ⛳️— Mizzou Men's Golf (@MizzouMensGolf) March 29, 2023
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