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Mar 4, 2021
Hochman: Now that's what the Missouri Tigers should look like — attacking north-south with 'North South'

Hochman: Now that's what the Missouri Tigers should look like — attacking north-south with 'North South'

Xavier Pinson is one of those players who has a penchant for pendulum-swaying plays.
Mar 2, 2021
Hochman: Baseball is having a 'Kenaissance' — Ken Griffey Jr. inspires Cardinals, card collectors and fans

Hochman: Baseball is having a 'Kenaissance' — Ken Griffey Jr. inspires Cardinals, card collectors and fans

“He just absolutely balled — on all sides of field — and did it with a smile on his face,” said the Cardinals’ Harrison Bader, who plays centerfield with a flair Griffey would appreciate.
Mar 1, 2021
Hochman: Some optimism about Flaherty for 2021, despite first spring start in which he 'pitched horribly'

Hochman: Some optimism about Flaherty for 2021, despite first spring start in which he 'pitched horribly'

Hurler's 2020 FIP was 4.11 — the exact same FIP as Adam Wainwright, tied for 28th of National League starters.
Feb 27, 2021
Hochman: While TV companies play hardball, some Cardinals fans can't watch ball at all

Hochman: While TV companies play hardball, some Cardinals fans can't watch ball at all

FSM will not be offered separately this year and as major corporations fight over major dollars, fans are caught in the middle of this major inconvenience.
Feb 25, 2021
Hochman: How mad will March make Mizzou and SLU fans? Both teams inconsistent heading into huge month

Hochman: How mad will March make Mizzou and SLU fans? Both teams inconsistent heading into huge month

A couple months ago — or, really, a couple weeks ago — the Tigers and Billikens looked ready for March.
Feb 22, 2021
Hochman: Alex Reyes is an enticing option for the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation

Hochman: Alex Reyes is an enticing option for the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation

“I think he is looking at 2021 as sort of his breakout moment,” said John Mozeliak, the Cardinals’ president of baseball operations.
Feb 21, 2021
Hochman: Only three living Cardinals have thrown a no-hitter. Here are their stories.

Hochman: Only three living Cardinals have thrown a no-hitter. Here are their stories.

Ray Washburn. Jose Jimenez. Bud Smith. The Post-Dispatch caught up with them to relive their historic outings.
Feb 18, 2021
It’s not a stretch to say Cardinals’ Reyes could be a starter — either way, he’s pitching out of the stretch

It’s not a stretch to say Cardinals’ Reyes could be a starter — either way, he’s pitching out of the stretch

In 2020, Alex Reyes notched a 3.20 ERA in 19 2/3 innings, while striking out 27 batters.
Feb 15, 2021
Hochman: Angry coach Berube captures Blues' frustration after 1-0 loss at Arizona

Hochman: Angry coach Berube captures Blues' frustration after 1-0 loss at Arizona

It shows the coach’s passion, it shows that he’s unsatisfied, it shows how much he wanted to win this seventh game against new-rival Arizona.
Feb 15, 2021
Hochman: Jordan Kyrou is faster than fast. How the speed of the Blues forward changes games

Hochman: Jordan Kyrou is faster than fast. How the speed of the Blues forward changes games

“I’ve told him — I don't even know if you understand how fast you really are,” former NHL player Joey Vitale said.
Feb 14, 2021
Hochman: Mizzou makes many 3s, except 'X' didn't mark the spot and Mark Smith was off the mark

Hochman: Mizzou makes many 3s, except 'X' didn't mark the spot and Mark Smith was off the mark

"When it's not falling — it consumes him, because of how much time and effort (he puts in)," Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin said of Mark Smith
Feb 11, 2021
Hochman: Arenado's cousin and fellow Major Leaguer, Fuentes played college ball in St. Louis at Missouri Baptist

Hochman: Arenado's cousin and fellow Major Leaguer, Fuentes played college ball in St. Louis at Missouri Baptist

"That guy loves to win," Josh Fuentes said of Nolan Arenado. "And I know St. Louis, how they treat their players and how great the fans are, it’s going to be like Matt Holliday all over again."
Feb 8, 2021
Hochman: 'That's when things started clicking.' Against Trout, Harper and Taveras, Arenado won '11 Arizona Fall League MVP

Hochman: 'That's when things started clicking.' Against Trout, Harper and Taveras, Arenado won '11 Arizona Fall League MVP

While David Freese won World Series MVP in the fall of 2011, future Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won MVP of the Arizona Fall League (and the league championship, too).
Feb 7, 2021
Hochman: A baker’s dozen of bagels — Blues 0 for 13 on power play vs. Coyotes in past three games

Hochman: A baker’s dozen of bagels — Blues 0 for 13 on power play vs. Coyotes in past three games

Coach Craig Berube got creative with the makeup of the second power play unit. Maybe it’s time to shakeup the first?

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