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Matt Holliday is in the Cardinals’ lineup for Game 7

Oct 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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Matt Holliday sat out Game 6 last night with a back injury and various reports had him doubtful to play Game 7, but the Cardinals left fielder is in the starting lineup tonight.

It’s possible he could be a last-minute scratch if pregame workouts don’t go well, but for now at least Holliday is playing left field and batting in his usual No. 3 spot between Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig.

Matt Carpenter started at first base in Holliday’s absence last night, with Allen Craig shifting to left field. Holliday has hit just .222 with one homer and a .597 OPS in 11 games this postseason.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Oct 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Alright…I didn’t want to have to bring it out. I really wanted to save it. The ole’ Ace in the Hole if you will.
    But these damn San Francisco Giants are making me bring it out.
    Again…I don’t want to bring it out. But I have no choice.

    #12 in 2012. FEAR. THE. SQUIRREL!

    • goawaydog - Oct 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      Here are 51 squirrel recipes for you, from bacon wrapped to stewed, BBQ to fried. http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zsquir.html

      The only thing squirrley tonight will be Brian Wilson in the dugout (although there may be some varmits in his beard to be wary of).

    • suicidesqueeze91361 - Oct 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      BREAKING NEWS:

      Matt Holliday killed the squirrel, running over it with his SUV while pulling into the player parking lot for game 7……

  2. suicidesqueeze91361 - Oct 22, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    My prediction:

    Matt Holliday makes an error in left that costs the Cardinals the season.

    Matheny….have him ride the pine and be ready for a big PINCH HIT appearance!!!!!

    • rollinghighwayblues - Oct 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Will raucous fans twirling white towels around endlessly play any role in the error?

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