- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however, appeared to happen during the second game Tuesday, when catcher Yadier Molina left early with a knee strain. Molina has been mentioned as an MVP candidate, and fantasy owners won’t argue; replacing the top catcher on the ESPN Player Rater won’t be easy.