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Viva El Birdos Jul 27, 2016

Don't call it a comeback - A Recap from July 27, 2016

what. a. game. Scene: City Field. New York. Matt Adams had just flown out to left field and Jedd Gyorko worked a one out four-pitch walk and was pinch-ran for with Randal Grichuk. The Cardinals were down by one run with the tying run on base and Yadier Molina up to bat. Jeurys Famila stood on the mound as the Mets closer, attempting to preserve the lead. Yadier Molina is no longer the hitter he once was. Two separate thumb injures, thousands of innings at catcher, and just plain old age has diminished his once above average capabilities. At a premium position such as the one he plays, an 87...
Viva El Birdos Jul 20, 2016

Cardinals hIt three home runs, win 4-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Matt Holliday, Jedd Gyorko, and Yadier Molina all hit home runs behind a good Carlos Martinez start. I'll try to make this as quick as possible because there's another game today!  Game 1 of a doubleheader is slightly more important than the second game if only because it dictates what you can and can't do in the second game.  The second game is essentially you responding to whatever happened in the first game and hoping you can cobble together enough innings and enough runs to win the game.  I'm mostly talking about pitching of course. So it was pretty important that the Cardinals...
Viva El Birdos Jul 18, 2016

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina are #FriendshipGoals - A Hunt and Peck

Find yourself someone that looks at you the way Waino looks at Yadi. On Saturday, the Cardinals celebrated the ten year anniversary of the 2006 World Championship team. Though the Cardinals dropped the series to the Marlins, the weekend was still fun and provided one of my favorite moments of the season so far. In 2006, the final out of the season was recorded by Adam Wainwright, who made Brandon Inge swing and miss on a pitch away to strikeout and give the Birdos their tenth World Series title. The pitch was caught by Yadier Molina, who immediately jumped into the air with pure, unabashed...
Fenway Nation Jul 11, 2016

Papi Leads All MLB Jersey Sales At Mid-Point Of 2016

MLB communications today announced that Red Sox DH David Ortiz is number one in player jersey sales in all of major league baseball at the half-way point of the 2016 season. Big Papi leads a star-studded list that includes much younger players. Just behind Ortiz in second place is Kris Bryant, followed by Clayton Kershaw, former Red Sox property Anthony Rizzo, Mike Trout, Buster Posey, Jake Arrieta, Yadier Molina, Bryce Harper and Noah Syndergaard. At age 40, the next youngest player to Ortiz on the list is 33-year old Molina—while the average of the other nine players is 27.
BenFred: Backup catcher situation could bite Cardinals

BenFred: Backup catcher situation could bite Cardinals

The Cardinals lost Fryer for Pena's brief return from the DL. What happens if something happens to Molina?
Ortiz: Cardinals must follow Molina's lead and look in the mirror

Ortiz: Cardinals must follow Molina's lead and look in the mirror

As the Cardinals limp toward the All-Star break, they would be wise to follow catcher Yadier Molina’s lead and make honest self evaluations.
Viva El Birdos Jul 5, 2016

Matt Carpenter Cardinals' lone selection to All-Star Game

Matt Carpenter has been one of the best hitters in the NL this year and was justly rewarded with a trip to San Diego next week. As it stands right now, Matt Carpenter will be the lone Cardinals' representative at the All-Star Game in San Diego next week. (Yadier Molina, poised to miss his first All-Star Game since 2008, was beat out by Buster Posey.) Carpenter, of course, is having an outstanding year. Heading into Tuesday's game he was hitting .305/.427/.581, good for a 168 wRC+, which leads the NL. Carpenter has played all over the infield this season but he won't be getting the starting...
Viva El Birdos Jul 4, 2016

Cardinals Fail to Produce Fireworks, Lose 4-1 to Pirates

St Louis Offense Overpowered by Marginal Starter Cardinals lineup: (after a last minute scratch of Tommy Pham for right shoulder stiffness): Matt Carpenter 2B Aledmys Diaz SS Matt Holliday LF Stephen Piscotty CF Jhonny Peralta 3B Yadier Molina C Brandon Moss RF Jedd Gyorko 1B Carlos Martinez RHP Certainly not the most defensively effective lineup the Cardinals have put out there, but there isn't a second baseman in centerfield, so let's call it a wash. The first few innings were relatively quick and quiet, as Martinez cruised.  Stephen Piscotty laid down a picture-perfect bunt in...

Brewers at Cardinals: Saturday game report

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina recorded his 1,500th career hit with a single to center in the fourth inning. He received a standing ovation after reaching first, and he doffed his helmet several times to the crowd in response.

Pena to make first start for Cardinals

Brayan Pena will make his first start behind the plate in place of Yadier Molina tonight when the Cardinals face the Royals at 6:15. He will hit seventh.

MLB Player News

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    Logan Ondrusek

    Orioles notebook: Birds add reliever Logan Ondrusek to help against lefties

  • 8 Justin Morneau

    Justin Morneau

    Heath Quinn's double scores Reynolds from first, ties game

  • 8 Jonathan Lucroy

    Jonathan Lucroy

    Jonathan Lucroy in lineup; Ryan Braun out

  • 7 Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum

    Final: Tim Lincecum's struggles continue in Angels' loss to Red Sox

  • 6 Mark Melancon

    Mark Melancon

    Some thoughts on trading Mark Melancon

Yadier Molina Photos