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Yadier Molina moving to Cardinals' bench for Thursday matinee

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Tony Gonsolin and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Andrew Knizner is starting at catcher over Molina and hitting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Knizner for 6.0 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cardinals have an implied total of 4.1 runs. Gonsolin is registering a 26.6 strikeout percentage and a 16.5 walk percentage this season, with a 3.61 xERA and a .291 xwOBA.