Ahead of last week’s MLB All-Star game, the Milwaukee Brewers released this #LockInLuc attack ad against St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Despite the ad appealing for fans to vote for Brewer’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the balloting, Molina was still the top pick for the All-Star game, although upon Yadi’s untimely injury it was Lucroy who was able to start. Perhaps that helps explain this:
Not only did starting pitcher Adam Wainwright give up 3 runs in 1 inning, but combined with Pat Neshek’s short appearance it was Cardinals pitchers who accounted for all 5 earned runs against the NL team (who lost 5-3). It goes to show Yadier Molina plays a bigger role in leading the Cardinals bullpen than many know, and that this MVP candidate was sorely missed during the All-Star game.