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Cardinals not expecting Yadier Molina to be punished for pushing umpire Jerry Meals

Division Series - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was livid with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez when the benches cleared in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday night. Starter Adam Wainwright had hit outfielder Yasiel Puig with a pitch, which upset the slugger, which then upset teammate Gonzalez, who in turn upset Molina.

Home plate umpire Jerry Meals attempted to split up Gonzalez and Molina, who were yelling face-to-face. Molina shoved Meals out of the way to continue the confrontation, which is a big no-no. Typically, players who push umpires receive at least a fine and sometimes a suspension.

Here’s what happened:

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According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals don’t expect Molina to be punished for pushing Meals. Though a fine wouldn’t be shocking, a suspension would be given how much of a ripple effect it would have on the outcome of the NLDS.

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