Jose Molina believes in tough love.

So on Saturday afternoon when Kyle Drabek starts Game 2 against the Minnesota Twins, Molina will not be a nursemaid behind home plate for the 23-year-old right-handed rookie.

Molina is there to guide him, to help him, but not to hold Drabek's hand.

"One thing I'll tell you is that I'm not going to baby him," Molina said. "I'm going to treat him like I treat all my pitchers and that's the only way to learn. You learn the hard way, it makes you tougher. The bottom line is that tomorrow night, he'll learn something. So far his attitude has been great and that's all you can ask for in a young kid."