Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright made history on Thursday, as they tied the Mickey Lolich-Bill Freehan battery for most regular-season starts together. All were with the Cardinals.
As if that feat weren’t impressive enough, Molina did NOT leave his bat at home.
The St. Louis backstop had two home runs in just as many at-bats, forever enshrining this day into Cardinals lore.
His first home run went to Big Mac land, if you can believe it. Evidently, Yadi was hungry.
The second was a bit more modest, but got the job done. His three RBIs on the day accounted for a fifth of his output heading into the game itself.
Cardinals fans break Twitter after Yadier Molina home runs
It’s been a lost season for Molina in many respects — he’s missed time with numerous injuries, and even returned home to Puerto Rico to root on his professional basketball team. He wasn’t always in the good graces of a fanbase which has high expectations entering September.
However, it’s tough to question how much he cares about the game, and the Cards as an organization. They’re the only team he’s ever known, and if he does get enshrined into Cooperstown, there will be a sea of Cardinals red to follow.
This is why fans freaked out on social media midway through St. Louis’ Sept. 8 tilt with the Nationals. I mean, how could they not? This is Yadi we’re talking about:
There were many more where that came from.
Molina broke social media, and for good reason. He doubled his home run total for the year, and showed exactly what he’s capable of come October.
Somehow, Molina always gets hot this time of year.