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FOXSports.com welcomes in Kevin Kennedy to preview this weekend's MLB on FOX games.
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A lot I'm ready Sparage please be joined by foxsports.com. Baseball analyst Kevin candidate to preview the game you can see this weekend on the MLB on fox and journalists are with the bitter NL central rivalry Saint Louis and Chicago meeting this Saturday and fox the Cardinals looking to win yet another division title. Can a Cubs split that spoiler role that bush well. They certainly will try to against arrival is no doubt about that but let's face it's Soto is on the DL right now other catchers haven't pretty decent year. They traded Ted Lilly they traded Ryan stereo. They're gonna go some younger guys -- gonna -- -- a nice pieces I'm really impressed with Tyler Colvin is gonna get a lot of chances to play here the finalists speed weeks this season. But. You know the Cardinals that they do their thing because it pitched so well there near the top the National League in pitching and had a Jake Westbrook. I think you know you could -- Wainwright carper and in West Africa there I think they're pretty good shape overall they've got some nice young pieces to by the way. The Padres and Giants neck and neck. In the west and that's on the game you can see on fox does a manager do anything differently. In and -- crucial series going head to head with the team that you're battling for -- No that's a great question because some people say it manageable Soriano or just -- play the say no way I'm not an August ago now now. When you read it measured against -- team you know you've got to be in this -- situation it's a great matchup the Padres and Giants great pitching on both sides absolutely. You've managed with a more of a sense of urgency because you have to. In other words it if you start getting knocked around a little bit you know like a ten to go the bullpen a little bit earlier. I'm not saying if you're not a bunt and run team -- hit and run team Moore squeezed team we're gonna do things crazy like that. But mainly on the pitching side to try to keep the game in check you do he'll do a little bit of that. With a team like you know Padres face the Giants are yet you do you manage a little differently had anybody says it all their. -- -- -- And they're circling those days on the Q yeah absolutely -- finally the rays are hosting the Orioles Baltimore's been winning since Buck -- took over but the -- still have the worst record in baseball so. How the Orioles just what the rays need to. Get -- -- probably not right at this time because Buck Showalter is got these guys play in the event three walk off wins as we speak. They're playing with morbid sense of urgency themselves the players are because baucus put it on the had a camera looks of you guys are gonna be here some you art element of value way. I'm not gonna change a whole lot of mercy which you guys have been doing. But that also would wanna win and out of the ship the first week bucks Orioles are one and so I'm not so sure is a team you wanna see at this point that. It one more thing about the Orioles I was really surprised. But they've been this bad this year because I thought the wintertime scene that core last year I'm talking about Adam Jones. And Matt leaders and guys like that I thought this -- offensively was enough to really make a difference. In the American League views and now maybe under Buck Showalter it will be down -- stretcher the final six weeks -- now. In the race know that because a razor under the weather a little bit now to -- a couple of key starters out and Davis and Neiman and Pena is out so. Not yourself you know you take them being there will not take euros for -- let me put it that -- -- as always we appreciate your time that's gonna do it for the. MLB on fox preview you can watch the MLB on fox this Saturday 4 PM eastern on your local. Fox station don't forget foxsports.com. Has you covered for all your baseball needs for the skipper Kevin Kennedy. I'm ready Sparage thanks to look at it.