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#pounditTuesday, February 20, 2024

Yadier Molina accidentally breaks bat in half tapping home plate (Video)

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On paper, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been experiencing a bit of a dip in his power numbers this season. The youngest Molina brother only has four home runs on the year and is posting at or near career lows in both isolated power (.085) and home run to fly ball ratio (3.0 percent). But Yadi still passes the eye test with flying colors as his now-deceased baseball bat can emphatically attest to.

In the seventh inning of a 4-3 Cardinals victory over the Cubs, Molina dug in against Chicago southpaw Jon Lester. As Lester was about to deliver a 2-2 offering, the seven-time All-Star catcher gave a customary tap to home plate with his bat. The bat proceeded to snap in half like Darth Maul.

Looks like the the 33-year-old Molina still has a solid amount of brawn left in his bones. And I definitely don’t blame that bat. I wouldn’t want anything more to do with Jon Lester either.

H/T Bleacher Report

*Stats courtesy of Fangraphs*

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