Yadier Molina Injured

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another Cardinal, starting catcher and defensive ace Yadier Molina was run over on a play at the plate and taken off the field on a stretcher, complaining of neck and back pain. Molina was taken to the hospital but assured fellow injured Card Albert Pujols that he would be okay. Molina was diagnosed with a mild concussion and it appears he will be able to avoid a trip to the DL as long as no issues arise in the next few days. The collision did not appear to be malicious and one would hope that no retaliation follows in the next meeting between the Phillies and Cardinals.


Anonymous 11:53 AM CDT  

Of course, the hit wasn't malicious. It was set up by a bad throw to the plate by Chris Duncan at first base. To even suggest that the Cardinals would retaliate is irresponsible journalism. No one in the St. Louis dugout suggested that the play was anything else but an unfortunate incident. Molina got caught in an awkward position while trying to make a catch and tag and the runner had nowhere to go.