In the bottom of the third inning, first base umpire Clint Fagan was quick to throw the veteran catcher out after he slammed his helmet on the ground. Molina didn’t say anything to Fagan nor did he throw his helmet in the umpire’s direction but he was thrown out nevertheless. This led to Molina getting into it. His brother, assistant batting coach Benjie Molina had to restrain him. Soon, Matheny was out there arguing and he, too, was ejected.
Molina and Matheny both had comments to say after the game.
Tyler Lyons got the start for the Cardinals. He went 6.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 3. Two of those runs came as a result of Randy Choate‘s entrance into the game in the 7th inning.
Choate allowed 1 hit by the only batter he faced, which allowed 2 runs to score. Both runs were credited to Lyons.
Chad Gaudin started for the Giants and brought it today. He allowed 4 hits and struck out 5.
Tags: St Louis Cardinals