The game featuring the Dominican Republic versus Puerto Rico promised to be entertaining and it did not disappoint. For Cardinals fans, the entertainment factor was dialed up (or if you are like me, made you miserable because HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE I REFUSE TO DO IT) as fan-favorite Carlos Martínez took the mound against battery-mate and fellow fan-favorite Yadier Molina. Which Cardinal came away victorious?
Yadier Molina made sure it was him.
Yadi accounted for two of the three runs with his first-inning RBI bloop single and sixth inning homer. Molina also guided the many pitchers Puerto Rico used in the game to keep the powerful Dominican team off the board for eight innings (the DR’s only run came off a second-inning Nelson Cruz homer).
Oh and he threw out a would-be base-stealer:
Yadier Molina with a 1.88 pop time to get Nelson Cruz at 2nd. 83.5 MPH on the throw— Daren Willman (@darenw) March 15, 2017
Is that good?
Yadi leads Puerto Rico to win | MLB.com
Yadier Molina's bat, defense lead way for PR | MLB.com
Statcast: Molina throws out Cruz | MLB.com
Molina gets the better of Martinez in World Baseball Classic | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com
Yadier Molina Shows the World: He's Still Very Special | 101Sports.com
what else is going on in baseball...
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what the cardinals are up to...
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- If Jedd Gyorko Continues To Play Multiple Positions, the Cardinals Are Better For It | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
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