Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been fined $5,000 by Major League Baseball for shoving aside home plate umpire Jerry Meals during an altercation with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez during Game 1 of the NLDS. Molina was able to avoid a suspension.
The altercation occurred after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a pitch, which upset Gonzalez. Gonzalez voiced his displeasure to Molina and the two got face-to-face to shout at each other. Meals attempted to separate the two, but an irate Molina pushed Meals aside to continue to yell in Gonzalez’s face.
In the four games the Cardinals needed to dispatch the Dodgers from the NLDS, Molina had two singles and a double in 15 at-bats with zero RBI and a pair of runs scored.