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Matt Holliday pulled from game following HBP

Jul 17, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

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Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday was struck above the left knee by a Randy Wolf pitch in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers.

He eventually trotted down to first base and was able to run for himself, but the left fielder was lifted just a few frames later, before the bottom of the second.

According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday has been diagnosed with a left thigh contusion. It’s not a serious injury, but the Cardinals could decide to play it safe and rest him during Wednesday afternoon’s series-finale with Milwaukee.

Holliday, 32, is batting .317/.394/.512 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 88 games played this season.

  1. rooney24 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    With Berkman back, everyone was worried about where Allen Craig would play. Craig is at first tonight, but it seems like the Cards can’t keep all of these guys healthy for more than a week before someone misses some time. I have a feeling the playing time issue will take care of itself.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Yeah…it would be nice to have all the guys healthy enough to actually have to address the playing time. It would actually be a good problem to have.

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