Ageless wonder Yadier Molina hits go-ahead homer for Cardinals.
Yadier Molina might just be the man of the hour for the Cardinals on Sunday. When the team was scoreless against the Pittsburgh Pirates he hit a clutch home run sending the team into the lead just as the game was wrapping up.
Molina, 38, returned the line-up on Sunday for the first time since he was hit by a pitch in St. Louis on Saturday night. That marked the third time his wrist had been on the losing end of a beam and each time he returned the following day.
Yadier Molina was returning from a wrist injury
“If he’s going to have a chance to get on the field, he’s going to take it,” manager Mike Shildt told the media on Sunday morning. “Obviously, it bothered him last evening, but he was diligent with his treatment after the game [and] today and then said he’s ready to go, and I trust that completely.”
Clearly, his instincts were correct as Molina showed us all just how healthy he really is.
Here’s that important homer from multiple angles.
At press time the Cardinals were in the lead 2-1 in the ninth inning.