Pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal made his Triple-A debut on Friday with a five-inning start for Memphis. Rosenthal, who pitched with St. Louis before ever pitching at the Triple-A level, allowed one earned run on three hits. He walked one and struck out eight.
Rosenthal, who was optioned to the Minors on Wednesday, will remain in the Triple-A rotation for the rest of the season, unless he is needed back in the Cardinals' bullpen. Rosenthal posted a 2.78 ERA in 17 Double-A starts earlier this year.
A reminder that Sunday's series finale has been moved back to a 7:05 p.m. CT start time to accommodate ESPN's national broadcast. This will be the fourth time the Cardinals have been a part of the network's marquee Sunday night game this year.
Molina entered Saturday leading all Major League catchers with his 42 percent success rate throwing out attempting basestealers. In his career, Molina's has thrown out 44 percent of players trying to run on him. Cardinals catchers have thrown out the last six runners attempting to steal.