Yadier Molina behind Cardinals' plate Thursday

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against left-hander Steven Brault and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Molina will replace Matt Wieters at catcher and hit fifth. He's 2-for-16 over his last five games. Tyler O'Neill will move up to the cleanup spot.

numberFire's models expect Molina to score 7.6 FanDuel points. He has a salary of $2,500. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cardinals have an implied total of 4.67 runs on Thursday.