Molina went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in Wednesday's Game 1 win over the Padres. His three hits led all batters in this 7-4 win. Molina should catch every game for St. Louis during these playoffs.
Molina isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Brewers. Molina will retreat to the bench after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the first game of the twin bill. Matt Wieters will start at catcher in his place.
Molina went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a walk in Wednesday's loss against Kansas City. Molina has hit safely in four of St. Louis' last six games, posting three multi-hit performances during that stretch. The veteran backstop continues to be an offensive force for the Cardinals but has struggled during September, posting a .246 average in 65 at-bats this month.
Molina went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Pirates. Molina's two-run shot off Derek Holland in the seventh proved to be the difference in the game. It was especially encouraging to see the veteran backstop go deep after lingering wrist issues forced him to leave Saturday's tilt. Molina will carry four homers, 16 RBI and a .256/.295/.364 slash line into the series against the Royals.
Molina (wrist) will start at catcher and will bat seventh Sunday against the Pirates. Molina has been dealing with an injury since Tuesday, when he was struck on the left wrist by a bat on a play that went down as catcher's interference. Though he had been playing through the issue, Molina experienced an aggravation in Saturday's contest that forced him to exit early. According to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat, manager Mike Shildt said Molina checked out fine after being sent in for testing, so the 38-year-old will be behind the dish for the series finale.