Chris Hrabe pinch-hits for Dan for this edition of “Ben Fred Fridays.”

Chris & Ben talk the Cardinals recent hot stretch, and what has impressed Ben most about the Redbirds surge to the top of the division. How will the Cardinals pitching continue to shape the NL Central standings, and what can fans expect from the upcoming homestand?

Also, with Mizzou football kicking off this weekend, Ben gives an update on the appeal regarding the sanctions handed down by the NCAA. What can fans look forward to seeing in terms of new additions on and off the field this fall? And what does Ben think of Mizzou-Arkansas at Arrowhead next November?

Finally, Ben’s thoughts on Pat Maroon heading to Tampa to join the Lightning, as the Blues are just a few weeks away from preseason action.