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Matt Holliday misses sixth straight start with quad discomfort

May 29, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is out of the St. Louis starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies.

Holliday has been able to serve as a pinch-hitter the last two nights in Colorado, but he is still apparently battling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle and will be missing his sixth consecutive start.

It’s possible that the Cardinals are simply playing it safe with their slugger. Jon Jay and Allen Craig have been tremendously productive this season as backup outfielders, making life easier on management.

Holliday is batting .347/.440/.553 with six home runs, 13 doubles and 31 RBI in 175 plate appearances. He also missed time earlier this season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

  1. cup0pizza - May 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    I hope his nagging injuries start improving.

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