Description: Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is a .421 hitter (8-for-19) with six RBI and a 1.053 OPS against Pittsburgh Game 4 starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Molina has at least one hit in each of the games in the series and is a career .302 hitter in 235 postseason at-bats.
10/3/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Yadier Molina had another great regular season but Thursday's Game 1 matchup against Pirates ace A.J. Burnett could spell trouble for the All-Star catcher.
Insight: Burnett has held Molina to a .160 AVG in 25 lifetime at bats. Molina could be in for a difficult series as he's hit just .173 in 52 at bats versus Pittsburgh in 2013.
9/28/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a .476 hitter in 21 at-bats against Edwin Jackson of the Cubs.
Insight: Molina is 10-for-21 with a double and three home runs against Jackson. While his home runs have declined from 22 to 12 from last season, Molina has batted over .300 for the third straight season.
9/27/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .385 hitter (10-for-26) with three homers and a 1.178 OPS versus Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Molina hasn't put up the home run number fantasy owners were hoping for after hitting 22 last season, but he's still a top fantasy catcher batting .315 with an .826 OPS. He's a must start on Friday.
9/15/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina had four of his team's 19 hits Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: He hit his 12th homer of the season and scored three runs. Molina came into Sunday's game with zero hits in his last 15 at-bats and 10 in his last 63 (.159). That slump knocked him out of the NL batting title race.
9/13/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is back in the starting lineup Friday against Seattle. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com
Insight: He left the team earlier this week to be with his mother, who was undergoing surgery. Molina is only batting .188 in the month of September.
9/12/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup again Thursday due to a family matter.
Insight: Molina left the Cardinals Wednesday to be with his mother, who needed surgery. He should be back in the lineup Friday.
9/11/2013 6:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a family matter, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Insight: Molina will miss facing Marco Estrada, who he is 12-for-21 lifetime against.
9/11/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina owns a .571 lifetime average against Milwaukee roght-hander Marco Estrada (12-for-21).
Insight: Molina will post a third consecutive season with a batting average over .300 and with his defensive skills is an MVP candidate. He's a must start for Wednesday.
9/8/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina owns a .444 lifetime average against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Molina is third in a tight NL batting race with a .323 average, nine points behind Braves third baseman Chris Johnson. He's also 8-for-18 with four doubles against Morton, who will throw Sunday against St. Louis.
9/3/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (wrist) is in the lineup Tuesday, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden.
Insight: Molina left Monday's game with left wrist soreness but he has checked out fine, manager Mike Matheny said.
9/3/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina exited Monday's game with left wrist soreness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: He has missed 24 games this season but still leads the National League in innings caught while batting .327 with 10 HR, 61 RBI and an .852 OPS.
9/2/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina exited Monday's game with left wrist soreness, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Molina is listed as day-to-day. He has missed 24 games this season but still leads the National League in innings caught.
9/2/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina is having an MVP season and his numbers against Reds starter Mat Latos reflect that.
Insight: Molina (.329, 10 HR, 61 RBI) owns a .412 career average against the tattoo-covered righthander. The five-time All-Star got a day off on Thursday so it should be a while before the Cards rest him again.
8/28/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina won't play Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Molina isn't injured. It's just a routine day of rest. Backup Rob Johnson (.179, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will be filling in behind the plate.
8/22/2013 4:54:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup Thursday against Atlanta.
Insight: He's getting a day off after catching five straight games. He's hitting .370 with five doubles, two homers, five RBI and a 1.148 OPS in six games since returning from the DL (knee).
8/21/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is just 2-for-11 (.182) against Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny.
Insight: Molina has at least two hits in each of his last four games including five doubles and a pair of homers, but faces an unfavorabble matchup. Hopefully, he can overcome his struggles against Gorzelanny.
8/19/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 9-for-18 with a 1.222 OPS against Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada.
Insight: Molina had a pair of hits in each of the weekend games including three doubles and a home run. He's batting .328 this season with an .859 OPS and is a must start.
8/17/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who sat out Friday's game, will have a favorable matchup on Saturday for his return.
Insight: Molina is 9-for-23 (.391) with a pair of homers and a 1.114 OPS versus Cubs starter Travis Wood. After batting .341 before the All-Star game, Molina has struggled with the bat hitting just .209 in 12 games and may not be ready to take advantage of this matchup.
8/16/2013 4:39:00 PM
Description: After catching 12 innings in his first game back from the disabled list, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was not in the starting lineup Friday.
Insight: Molina spent the minimum amount of time on the DL with knee inflammation before returning Thursday. He should be back in the starting lineup Saturday.