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Break between series gave Matt Holliday time to get healthy

Oct 19, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday has been limited by a hand injury throughout the postseason, but the Cardinals left fielder told Matthew Leach of MLB.com that the time off between the NLCS and World Series has allowed him to get much healthier.

“I feel pretty good about where I’m at,” Holliday told Leach. “I think [the off days] have been beneficial to everybody. One playoff game is similar to playing four regular season games just as far as how taxing mentally and physically they can be.”

Holliday was out of the starting lineup for the Cardinals’ first three playoff games, but has started all eight games since then while going 11-for-30 (.367) with one homer, two doubles, and five RBIs.

  1. Kyle - Oct 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Elite hitter. Having him at full strength is great news for the Cards.

  2. spudchukar - Oct 19, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Historically, Holliday has crushed lefties. Having him near full-strength could be a real boon.

  3. marshmallowsnake - Oct 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    As long as he wears a cup, he will not get injured.

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