Molina, Matheny ejected in 4-2 loss to Giants


St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and manager Mike Matheny were ejected in this afternoon’s 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
June 2, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina (18) holds back catcher Yadier Molina (4) as manager Mike Matheny (22) argues with umpire Clint Fagan (82) after Molina and Matheny were ejected from the game during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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.

Seth Maness finished out the rest of the 7th inning. Victor Marte pitched the 8th inning, allowing 2 hits and striking out one. Keith Butler pitched a perfect ninth inning.

Chad Gaudin started for the Giants and brought it today. He allowed 4 hits and struck out 5.

In the fouth inning, David Freese hit his third home run of the season and drove in Allen Craig in the process.