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Matt Holliday back in Cardinals’ lineup after missing six games

May 30, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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After missing the past six games with a strained quadriceps muscle Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals’ lineup for today’s game against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Holliday also missed seven games in early April after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, but has been fantastic when in the lineup, hitting .347 with six homers, 13 doubles, and a .993 OPS in 42 games.

He ranks among the National League’s top three in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, picking up the slack amid the worst start of Albert Pujols‘ career.

  1. professor59 - May 30, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    How Fenway ranks #2 is beyond me. Anyone who believes it’s a good place to watch a ballgame is heavily romanticizing the experience.
    Nothing else on the list seems too far out of place.

  2. elmaquino - May 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Thank goodness! ‘Bout time he showed up after not starting since the 22nd. Was starting to wonder if it was a more serious thing than a tweaked quad (

    Also, thanks to everyone who has ever served to keep the best country ever safe and free. Go USA, and go Cards!

  3. paperlions - May 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Apparently, a strained quad is nearly as serious as an appendectomy.

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