St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will hit third in the
Cardinals lineup on Saturday night for the first time in his
career. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven of their last ten games. Anytime a team is in a funk, the manager generally tries to change things up to provide a spark
Cardinals rookie manager Mike Matheny did exactly that on Saturday night when he posted a lineup that had catcher Yadier Molina hitting third in the lineup and normal third place hitter Matt Holliday hitting fourth.
Matheny explained that he felt Molina has been the best hitter for the Cardinals this season and feels he should try to craft his lineup around that.
"But to me, he's done a nice job in the sixth hole and the sixth hole has been pretty important. But typical thinking in baseball, you try to get your better hitters in as many times as you can. A lot of times that's trying to get them up there in the order. I like the idea and w...