Yadi pitches in Puerto Rican winter league playoff game
Leave it to the guy who’s handled pitchers as well as anyone ever has to show he knows a thing or two about throwing off a mound.
Yadier Molina, the free agent catcher and future Hall of Famer, pitched in a professional game Monday. A Puerto Rican winter league playoff game, no less.
Molina entered the game with his team trailing 19-7 in the ninth inning. According to WAPA Deportes, a sports channel in Puerto Rico, the St. Louis Cardinals’ longtime catcher allowed a solo home run while facing four batters, the last of whom he struck out.
Yadi shared video of the strikeout of third baseman Emmanuel Rivera, a Kansas City Royals prospect, on his Instagram account.
Molina, who collected his 2,000th career hit last season, has played for the Cardinals for all of his 17 major league seasons.
4 batters faced, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 K. pic.twitter.com/s2ZX531BDq
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