Will the Sox steal bases with Molina behind home?
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With game 1 Wednesday night, fans and foes alike are talking about whether or not the Red Sox will be able to steal bases with Cardinal’s catcher Yadier Molina behind home plate.
"I remember Yadi when he was a baby in 2004, he was the catcher for the cardinals. When I watched him play for the first time, I always have known that he was going to be a stud just like he is,” David Ortiz said.
The Red Sox have 11 stolen bases so far this post-season and manager John Farrell said having Molina at home won’t change the way they play the game.
"Maybe be opportunistic in certain situations. We don't know when they're going to be yet. But he's certainly a force to be reckoned with back there and you don't want to take chances,” Farrell said.
Jacoby Ellsbury is one of the fastest players on the Sox, and he is known for his base-stealing ability.
"Be smart on the bases, not push the envelope but just be smart on the bases. That's what we've done all season and that's what we'll continue to do here in the World Series. But yeah he's obviously one of the best in the game,” Ellsbury said.
Molina said he’s excited to face the Sox and see what their base-stealing team is all about.
"I don't look at one on one matchup; we’re playing 25 guys against 25 guys. But for me it's going to be a good challenge to face Boston because we know that they’ve got a good team there and they're going to be aggressive; so it's going to be a good challenge for us,” Molina said.