Tonight is Game 5 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals, and a Lexington native will be on the mound.
Walker Buehler, a Henry Clay High School alum who played at Vanderbilt before being selected No. 24 by the Dodgers in the 2015 MLB Draft, will start for Los Angeles tonight in the winner-take-all showdown. In Game 1, Buehler held the Nationals scoreless into the seventh inning, giving up only one hit. Tonight, his family is holding a watch party for the game at KSBar, and if you’d like to join them, the fun starts around 8:30 p.m. If not, you can watch at home on TBS.
That is probably the most I’ve ever written about baseball in my life, but we support our own around here. If you’re about to complain that Buehler went to Vandy, not Kentucky, this picture of him at practice back in February should serve as proof that he’s true blue:
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 2, 2019
Speaking of Cal…
John Calipari will call into KSR this morning
With Big Blue Madness only a few days away, Calipari will call in to the show at 10:30 a.m. to tell us how he’s feeling about his squad. After Coach K came out in support of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act yesterday, I have a feeling Cal will finally have his own response to the game-changing bill ready. Or, he’ll spend most of the time talking about Ellen’s Instagram.
Mark Stoops on the SEC Teleconference
Later this morning, Mark Stoops and the rest of the league’s coaches will take their turns talking to reporters on the SEC Teleconference. Will Stoops give any more updates on the quarterback situation? I wouldn’t count on it, but we’ll bring you the latest around lunch.
Defense talks after practice
Yesterday, Eddie Gran and the offense remained tight-lipped about the quarterback situation ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arkansas. Today, Brad White and the defense will share their thoughts. We’ll have a full recap on the site this evening, along with player interviews on our YouTube Channel (have you subscribed yet? You should). Until then, catch up on Gran’s full remarks after last night’s practice below.
Aaron Torres’ Preseason Top 25
Our favorite college basketball expert will share his preseason top 25 later this morning. Pay special attention to where he ranks Kentucky and Louisville, because I know that’s a dilemma he’s been grappling with all week.
NBA Preseason Update: Tyler Herro and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander impress
We’ll have a full rundown of how the NBA Cats fared in preseason action later today, but Tyler Herro and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander seem to be stealing most of the headlines this morning. Herro had 18 points in the Heat’s win over the Spurs, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turned in 24 points (including four threes) in his debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 9, 2019
— NBA (@NBA) October 9, 2019
UK Basketball Schedule Posters hit Krogers on Saturday
Kentucky is keeping the design for the 2019-20 schedule posters under wraps until they’re distributed at Big Blue Madness on Friday night, but if you’re not going to Rupp Arena, you can pick one up at any Kroger in Kentucky starting on Saturday morning.
Two Game Fives AND Trivia at KSBar
After a hiatus for Matt’s travels, trivia is back at KSBar every Wednesday from now until Christmas. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and includes some pretty great prizes — cough, Big Blue Madness tickets, cough — but there are also two Game Fives in the MLB Playoffs (Cardinals vs. Braves, 5 p.m.; Nationals vs. Dodgers, 8 p.m.), so come on out early to take advantage of our “Hammer it out of the Park” promotion. In addition to some ridiculous drink specials, we’ll be giving away $50 for every home run hit.
Elton John is coming to Rupp Arena
This morning, it was announced that Elton John will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Rupp Arena on Friday, June 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m., so set a reminder.
KSR Dog of the Day
I’ll leave you with Topper, today’s Dog of the Day, who sports the Power K like a champ:
Radio in an hour, live from McCreary County…