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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||14.00||.278||67.00||62.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||30||9||0|| .371|| .433|| .300|
|vs Fiers (Career)||14||2||0|| .214||.143||.143|
|vs RHP||215||69||2|| .348|| .409|| .321|
|12/25/2014||Dylan Bundy, SP BAL|
Chris Archer, SP TB
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW
Doug Fister, SP WAS
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Cody Allen, RP CLE|
Yadier Molina, C STL
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|12/25/2014||Josh Bell, RF PIT||Yadier Molina, C STL|
|12/25/2014||Yadier Molina, C STL|
Joc Pederson, CF LAD
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
|Devin Mesoraco, C CIN|
|Last 10 Games|
NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance.
National League reserves are:
Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres
National League pitchers are:
Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals
The five candidates for the Final Vote are:
Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
Cardinals C Yadier Molina records two hits, RBI in win
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/29/15) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina went 2 for 3 with a RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Molina doubled to right field in the fourth inning, bringing teammate Jason Heyward around to score.
Molina is hitting .375 with 18 hits, four doubles, two home runs and six RBI over his last 13 games.
Cardinals C Yadier Molina inching back toward .300
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/26/15) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has lost the power that marked his brilliant three-year stretch from 2011 to 2013, but he hasn't lost the ability to crank out hits.
Molina, who is on pace for just five home runs this season, which would be his lowest output since his rookie year of 2004, is on a tear. He lost his nine-game hitting streak Thursday, but he raised his average from .274 to .298 over that span with two doubles, both of his home runs on the year, and two runs scored.
He has also just fanned once in 40 plate appearances since June 12.
Cardinals C Yadier Molina goes deep in win on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/19/15) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina started the scoring frenzy for St. Louis on Friday night, as they beat the Phillies 12-4. Molina slugged a two-run home run, his second of the year, in the second inning to give his club an early 2-0 lead.
Molina, who also singled, walked and scored later in the game, is batting .361 (13 for 36) over his last 10 games. Both of his longballs this year have come during that span.
Cardinals C Yadier Molina hits first homer of year
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/15/15) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hit his first home run of the season in Monday night's 3-2 win over the Twins.
Molina finished the game 3 for 4 with two singles. His homer was a solo shot in the fourth inning and followed one hit by Mark Reynolds, who was hitting one spot in front of him. Molina is now hitting .300 over his past 10 games.
For the year, Molina holds a slash line of .287/.332/.349.
|2014 summary: After three straight years of offense nearly on par with his defense, Yadier Molina took a significant step back in 2014, particularly in terms of power. You can blame the torn thumb ligament if you want, but he slugged only .409 before it happened in early July. And most of that was confined to April, when he hit four of his seven homers and seven of his 22 doubles.|
Playing time status: Molina's surgery was supposed to sideline him for 8-12 weeks, but he came back after seven, which may explain his poor production to close out the season. Or maybe, again, it was just a continuation of what began before it. Eliminating April, his numbers were about the same before and after the procedure.
2015 outlook: A full-timer since age 22, Molina has a lot of mileage on his legs 10 years later and may have begun to decline. But with a shortage of trustworthy bats at catcher, the possibility of a Jimmy Rollins-like resurgence makes him still worth considering among the top-five catchers, particularly in points leagues. Even with the decline in power, his contact rate remained second to none at the position, so you can at least count on him for batting average.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/8/15||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|7/9/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|7/10/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|7/11/15||@ PIT||7:15 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|7/12/15||@ PIT||8:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|7/17/15||NYM||8:15 pm|| |
|7/18/15||NYM||7:15 pm|| |