Ted Lilly pitched eight strong innings last night in the Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Cardinals, but what’s really newsworthy is that he steamrolled Yadier Molina at the plate, delivering a knee to the thigh that forced Molina to leave the game (he’ll miss the next few games as well).
It’s not like this is the most amazing play ever or anything, I just like it that a pitcher named for a flower hurt one of the Molina brothers. I can’t stand those guys. “Oooh, look at us, we’re three brothers who are all mediocre at the exact same job.” Way to go out there and do your own thing. Nice sense of individuality. You know at least one of them really wanted to be an interior designer. Probably Yadier, given the way he cries here.