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Matt Holliday exits Game 6 with bruised finger

Oct 27, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

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Matt Holliday left Thursday’s Game 6 against the Rangers with a finger injury sustained diving back into third base on a pickoff in the sixth.

Holliday jammed his right hand into Adrian Beltre‘s foot on the play and was called out. X-rays were negative on his pinkie finger, with the Cardinals calling the injury a severe bruise.

Allen Craig replaced him in left field.

Thanks to a Michael Young error, Holliday had reached base for the third time in three plate appearances in the contest. He walked his first two times up. Still, the pickoff was a huge play with the bases loaded and one out in a tie game. Holliday, who is hitting .158 in the series, also committed an ugly error in the fourth that led to a run for the Rangers.

  1. stanbrown - Oct 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    There are three reasons St Louis lost the world series

    1 – JON JAY – the worst hitter in baseball. Left more men on bases than anyone in recent memory.
    2 – WORST RELIEF PITCHERS – Salas is totally useless as are most of his buddies
    3 – TONY LA RUSSA – for allowing Jon Jay to play.

    • mkd - Oct 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM

      4- THE TEXAS RANGERS- who are a very good baseball team

      • phukyouk - Oct 27, 2011 at 11:58 PM

        5- its not over yet so stfu!

      • cur68 - Oct 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

        this

    • tophermike - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:24 AM

      talk about premature speculation

      • tophermike - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

        and Jon Jay went 2 for 2 when it counted.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:46 AM

      You Sir…are an IDIOT.
      1 – For all his struggles up to last night…Jon Jay was clutch
      2 – Fernando Salas has been lights out most of the year (did he drop those two can o ‘ corns?)
      3 – Tony Larussa for pulling all the right strings
      4 – You are an IDIOT
      5 – You are an IDIOT
      Did I mention you are an IDIOT?

      • paperlions - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM

        Give me a break, TLR has not pulled anything close to all the right strings…in fact, he has pulled the wrong strings that directly contributed to loses in games 2 and 5.

        I agree with 1, 2, 4, and 5.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

        Paper:
        Please do me a big favor.
        When TLR gets the National League Manager of the year…(please DON’T jump).
        I have actually grown to like….NO…absolutely love…disagreeing with you.
        In fact, it’s pretty damn easy to do.
        Again…do NOT jump. I want you around for a long time so I can shove it in your face.

  2. stlducks - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    Good job standing behind your team guys

    • tophermike - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

      this Cards fan never quit. game 7 baby!!!

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM

        That makes two of us Mike. Blood shot eyes…and pounding headache not withstanding.

  3. cardsfanindelaware - Oct 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    I loved getting all the text messages last nite during the game when the Rangers were winning and Ron Washington was warming up his Snoopy dance. It was awesome to be the sole Cardinal’s fan here at work and come in and watch everyone look downtrodden cuz the Rangers lost!!

    GO CARDINALS!!

    (everyone at work is a Phollies fan and they are rooting against the team that beat their precious Halladay)

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM

      Delaware: Please give your co-workers a message for me.
      With them being a fan of the NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia Phillies….tell them I said they are SELL OUTS!

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