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Holliday out Wednesday after pre-game injury

Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:09 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Cardinals All-Star left fielder Matt Holliday has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday night's game against NL Central leader Milwaukee. Holliday was slated to hit fourth as usual, but injured his back during pre-game warmups. It's far too early to get any sort of severity on Holliday's injury, but general manager John Mozeliak reportedly said Holliday is day to day (stltoday.com).

Holliday, 31, is hitting .319 with 18 homers, 62 RBI and an NL-best .991 OPS.

With Lance Berkman also sitting due to a horrible career history against Brewers starter Randy Wolf, the middle of the order is a bit lonely for Albert Pujols. His protection from the four and five holes Wednesday night: David Freese and Allen Craig (in his first game since coming off the disabled list). The Cardinals did get catcher Yadier Molina back from suspension, so it's not all bad news.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Holliday out Wednesday after pre-game injury

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Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Holliday out Wednesday after pre-game injury

He's been fantastic in my fantasy baseball league. Hope he's not seriously injured. Yes, I know it's shallow that I care about fantasy injury repercussions. A sign of the times my friends. Me and about 27 million other people play fantasy sports. It makes for a more interesting experience watching sports when you have a vested interest in particular players. And addictive too.

Do you know that Holliday was drafted in the 7th round in the 1998 MLB draft? Ironically, his first Major League game came against the St. Louis Cardinals, and first home run vs. the Dodgers in 2004. He hits between Albert "the Machine" Pujols and Lance "the Big Puma" Berkman. Which begs the question; why doesn't Matt Holliday have a catchy nickname?




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