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“Guy’s Got Wheels”- St. Louis Cardinals Star Yadier Molina Receives Standing Ovation After He Steals Second Base Against Arizona Diamondbacks

Published 04/29/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

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After a controversial series against the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals are playing a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals veteran Yadier Molina stole the limelight with his quick presence of mind on the plate on Thursday.

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The victory in the third game against the Mets is proving to be an excellent motivation for the Cardinals players. Because they have started their series with a convincing win in the first game against the Diamondbacks.


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The Cardinals have some MLB veterans like Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, and Adam Wainwright by their side. And the kind of experience they bring to the table, the Cardinals can take on any team on any given day. On Thursday, while playing against the Diamondbacks, Molina did something unexpected in the ballpark that also worked for the Cardinals.

Fans applaud Yadier Molina for stealing second base

Although the Cardinals won the first game against the National League rivals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Yadier Molina stole the show by stealing the second base. In the sixth inning of the game, a 39-year-old Molina stole a base right under the nose of the Diamondbacks players.

Corbin Martin was on the mound, while Paul DeJong was at the shortstop position. Still, Moina managed to steal a base with a quick run. And the Cardinals fan jumped in joy and gave a standing ovation to their talisman.


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Talking about Molina, the Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson said that he has got wheels on his feet. He called him a baseball genius. “Guy’s got wheels,” Dakota Hudson said“What can he not do? Yadi is a baseball genius.”


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Not to forget that Yadier Molina is playing his last season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is one of the very few baseball players who have played for a single MLB franchise throughout their entire career. Debuted in the 2004 season for the Cardinals, Molina is playing his 19th season in Major League Baseball.


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Given his legacy at the Cardinals, Molina would want to bid farewell with a trophy by the end of the season. But with the heavyweights playing some good baseball, it will not be easy for the Cardinals legend.

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Abhishek Kumar


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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
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