|Sep. 29 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 CST10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Molina continued to torment the Cubs, going 2 for 2 with two RBIs in a 6-2 win Saturday.
Analysis: Molina is batting .460 with three homers, eight doubles and 16 RBIs against the Cubs this season. He's also 12 for 21 with 11 RBIs over his last five meetings.
|Sep. 12 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 CST10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Molina will miss his second consecutive game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night because of an illness in the family. Molina's mother Gladys is recuperating from an unspecified surgery performed Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina and his brother, assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina, were not at the stadium the last two nights. Yadier Molina is hitting .318 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs in 120 games. Manager Mike Matheny did not indicate when Molina will return.
|Aug. 21 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 CST10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 4 with his 10th home run of the season in St. Louis' 6-3 loss at Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina has been red-hot since returning from a sprained knee, going 10 for 23 in five games with two doubles, two homers and five RBIs.
|Aug. 20 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 CST2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Molina was 4 for 5 in St. Louis' 8-5 win at St. Louis on Monday.
Analysis: Molina is 8 for 19 with four doubles in four games since returning from a sprained right knee.
|Aug. 18 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 CST1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Molina hit a two-run homer and doubled as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina homered off Travis Wood (7-10) for a 4-0 lead in the sixth after Matt Holliday was hit by a pitch. Molina's ninth homer was his first hit in eight at-bats since he came off the disabled list Thursday.
|July 30 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 CST7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Molina expects to be in the lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from a right knee strain. He wants to play every day again, too.
Analysis: Molina worked out on the field for the third straight day before Wednesday's game against the Pirates and said everything felt good. He said now is no time to rest. The Cardinals had been 6-7 without their perennial All-Star and trailed Pittsburgh by two games.
|July 25 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 CST10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI in Wednesday's 11-3 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Molina, batting an NL-best .339, is 10 for 25 (.400) with a homer, four doubles, eight RBIs and eight runs in his last six games.
|July 7 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET17:27 GMT1:27 CST10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST12:57 PM VEN21:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-Molina believes a little rest is all he needs after an MRI exam on his right knee showed only inflammation. He's hopeful of being back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina, who topped NL vote-getters for the All-Star Game, was certain he'd be ready for that game. He said the knee had been bothering him for a month but felt worse Friday, so the team sent him for medical tests.
|July 6 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 CST2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Molina was sent for medical tests for a knee injury and did not play Saturday against the Marlins. Manager Mike Matheny said the knee began bothering Molina on Friday night.
Analysis: Molina has played in 81 of St. Louis' 86 games and leads the National League with a .346 average and has six homers and 45 RBIs. Backup Tony Cruz made his eighth start of the season and first since June 26.
|June 27 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 CST2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Molina had a two-run shot for the Cardinals in Wednesday's 4-3 loss at Houston.
Analysis: Molina is 2 for 4 in each of the last two games to lift his NL-leading BA to .357.
|June 21 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 CST12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Molina batted fourth for the first time this season and walked twice with a double in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Cubs.
Analysis: He's batting a NL-best .366.
|June 19 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET15:38 ET19:38 GMT3:38 CST12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST3:08 PM VEN23:38 UAE2:38 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 3 with an RBI in the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina is 9 for 15 with a double and three RBIs in four games against the Cubs this season.
|June 18 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET16:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 CST1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)3:44 PM CT-Molina had two more hits Monday night against the Chicago Cubs, including a two-run double, to help the Cardinals to a 5-2 win in the opener of a four-game series. Those two hits raised his average to a National League best .355.
Analysis: Although Molina has topped the .300 mark the past two seasons, hitting .305 in 2011 and a career-best .315 last season, he seems to be at a different level in 2013, though he appears afraid to he might jinx himself.
|June 10 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 CST1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Molina had two hits and drove in a run in the Cardinals' 11-4 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.
Analysis: The NL's leader with a .354 average, is 26 for 57 (.456) with eight doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in his last 15 games.
|June 7 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET11:09 ET15:09 GMT23:09 CST8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST10:39 AM VEN19:09 UAE10:09 AM CT-Molina served his suspension for the Cards.
Analysis: Molina sat out Wednesday's loss to Arizona after catching 14 innings the night before in a shrewd decision by the Cards' organization.
|June 4 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 CST11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Molina went 2 for 4, connecting on his fourth homer of the season in St. Louis' 7-1 win over Arizona on Monday.
Analysis: Molina certainly didn't seem fazed by the one-game suspension he received earlier in the day for making contact with an umpire in Sunday's game. He appealed the decision, allowing him to play Monday.
|June 3 5:27 PM PT6:27 PM MT7:27 PM CT8:27 PM ET20:27 ET0:27 GMT8:27 CST5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST7:57 PM VEN4:27 UAE (+1)7:27 PM CT-Molina served a one-game suspension Wednesday after making contact with umpire Mike Everitt during an argument Sunday.
Analysis: The commissioner's office announced the penalty Monday evening, minutes before St. Louis hosted Arizona. Molina appealed the decision and was in the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks. The announcement was made by Joe Garagiola Jr., baseball's Senior Vice President of Standards and Operations.
|May 30 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 CST11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Molina had three hits in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over Kansas City on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Molina is a sizzling 13 for 20 (.650) with seven RBIs in his last six games. He's second in the NL with a .355 average and is five points behind Milwaukee's Jean Segura.
|May 28 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 CST10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Molina went 2 for 2 with a homer and four RBIs in Monday's 6-3 win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Molina has gone 10 for 16 with seven RBIs over his last five games.
|May 26 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET13:43 ET17:43 GMT1:43 CST10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST1:13 PM VEN21:43 UAE12:43 PM CT-Molina had three hits in a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina has been solid with a .816 OPS.
|May 23 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 CST3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Molina went 4 for 5 - all the hits singles in St. Louis' 5-3 win over San Diego on Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina's 13th career four-hit game comes after he was 6 for 29 in the previous eight games.
|May 12 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 CST11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Molina extended his hit streak to 11 games by going 2 for 3 and driving in a run in a 3-0 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina, third in the NL with a .351 average, is 20 for 42 (.476) during his hit streak.
|May 11 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Molina had two hits in Friday's 3-0 victory over Colorado to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Analysis: Molina, second in the NL with a .344 average, is 18 for 39 (.462) during the longest hit streak by a Cardinals player this season.
|May 9 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 CST12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-Molina had two hits as the St. Louis Cardinals capped an impressive trip with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina, fourth in the NL with a .339 average, is 16 for 35 (.457) during a nine-game hit streak.
|Apr. 21 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 CST1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with an RBI in a 5-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina stayed hot and has gone 6 for 8 with three RBIs over his last two games.
|Apr. 19 4:18 PM PT5:18 PM MT6:18 PM CT7:18 PM ET19:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 CST4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)6:18 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with his fifth double in a 4-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Analysis: Molina is hitting .350 over his last 10 games.
|Apr. 13 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 CST2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Molina went 2 for 3 with his second homer to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 win over Milwaukee on Friday.
Analysis: Molina has gone 7 for 20 (.350) with a double, homer and two RBIs in his last five games.
|Apr. 4 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 CST3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Molina drove in three runs in a 10-9, 16-inning loss at Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: Molina went 2 for 7 and hit his first homer.