Molina Hurt; Cards defeat Philllies 7-6
Date: 6/15/2008 Album ID: 539031
Photos by Bill Greenblatt/UPI & Tom Gannam/AP
Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina was taken off the field on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace, after a ninth inning collision with the Philadelphia Phillies’ Eric Bruntlett. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and manager Tony La Russa said the initial reports were positive. The game was tied at six each, and Molina held onto the ball for the out after the collision. The Cardinals went on to win the game, 7-6, in 10 innings. The team has a day off Monday, and a cross-state series against the Kansas City Royals begins Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
Philadelphia Phillies Eric Bruntlett collides with St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 15, 2008.  (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo
Molina goes down after colliding with Bruntlett.   in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 15, 2008.   (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo
Molina hits his head on the ground after the collision.  (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo
Yadier Molina shows the baseball after the collision at home plate.  (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo
St. Louis Cardinals head trainer Barry Weinberg and pitcher Ryan Franklin come to the aid of Molina.  (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo
Molina is taken off the field in the ninth inning, and transported to the hospital for evaluation.  Manager Tony La Russa said the initial reports were positive.  (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Email Page to FriendEnlarge this Photo