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Cardinals notebook: Molina misses favorite part of his game, but is on alert

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina talks with starting pitcher Dakota Hudson as they walk to the dugout during the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

But there is a part of the game that he misses. Before Wednesday, when Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Jr. swiped two bases in the Braves' 4-0 victory, opponents had tried to steal a major-league low seven bases on the Cardinals and had been successful only four times. Molina now has thrown out two of six.

Miami was next in the majors in fewest stolen bases allowed (14) and Arizona was at 16, with each having thrown out five.