During the second inning of the Cardinals game against the Pirates on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh’s Josh Harrison was trying to score on a single to right and decided to run through Yadier Molina to do so. While it looked vicious, the play was completely clean. Molina also happened to hold onto the ball and record the out.
As you can see from the video above, the Cardinals catcher was understandably shaken up after the play. The fact that he was able to hang onto the ball after such a bang-bang play (literally) is something to be proud of. The fact that it doesn’t appear he swallowed a wad of tobacco like some catchers before him have accidentally done is also an accomplishment.