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Matt Holliday | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS.
With runners on first and second in the first inning Holliday popped out, but he atoned for it with hits in each of his next three at-bats. It was needed, as he had one hit in 13 at-bats in the series coming into the game. Unfortunately for Holliday, he was also a strikeout victim to end the game representing the tying run. The Cardinals now trail 3-1 in the series, so while a comeback isn't likely they'll need Holliday to have more games like Wednesday's if they want to stand a shot. Oct 16 - 12:16 AM

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Matt Holliday blasted a three-run homer to cap off an eight-run seventh inning on Friday, as the Cardinals came from behind to stun the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series in Los Angeles.

Holliday finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. His three-run shot off reliever Pedro Baez closed the book on Clayton Kershaw and wound up being the difference in the ballgame. The veteran outfielder has now tallied 13 homers and 36 RBI over 60 games in his illustrious postseason career.
Oct 3 - 10:40 PM

Matt Holliday (flu) told reporters Thursday that he feels "much better, really good."

Holliday battled flu-like symptoms during the Cardinals' final regular-season series in Arizona, but the veteran outfielder is now back to full strength after several days of rest. He'll start in left field and bat third for St. Louis in NLDS Game 1 on Friday at Dodger Stadium.
Oct 2 - 3:26 PM

Matt Holliday expects to be fully recovered from the flu by Wednesday's first postseason workout.

Holliday has been battling flu-like symptoms for over a week and was removed from Sunday's starting lineup in Arizona after the Cardinals clinched the National League Central via a Pirates loss. St. Louis doesn't begin NLDS play until Friday, so the veteran outfielder has ample time to get himself right.
Sep 29 - 9:12 AM

Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Holliday exited Saturday's contest due to the flu, but he's not going to let it keep him from playing Sunday as the Cards try to lock down the National League Central. The hulking slugger is batting .308/.393/.589 with eight homers and 23 RBI over his last 29 games.
Sep 28 - 1:15 PM

Matt Holliday exited Saturday's game versus the Diamondbacks with flu-like symptoms.

Holliday was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout before leaving the game. Peter Bourjos replaced him in the outfield. Holliday will presumably sit out of Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale, but he should be fully recovered by the playoffs.
Sep 27 - 10:21 PM

Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run Tuesday, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI in a loss to the Cubs.

Holliday's two-run laser in the sixth inning tied the score and guaranteed him a ninth consecutive 20-homer season. That's remarkable consistency from the 34-year-old, who also reached the 90-RBI plateau in the loss. Holliday is hitting .276/.372/.447 with a handful of games left on the docket.
Sep 24 - 12:27 AM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, and a walk against the Reds on Friday.

Randal Grichuk and Holliday went back-to-back against David Holmberg in the first inning, which gave John Lackey and the Cardinals' bullpen all the offense they would need. Holliday is now up to 19 home runs on the year, putting him one short of his sixth-straight 20-homer campaign.
Sep 20 - 12:05 AM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Holliday has been on fire in September, and he stayed hot with his two doubles. The first was an RBI double in the third inning. He would come around to score on Jhonny Peralta's subsequent home run. Holliday is hitting .319 with two home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored this month. His final line will end up looking Holliday-esque after a slow start to the year.
Sep 14 - 7:14 PM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rockies.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for St. Louis. Holliday's first-inning blast was the big blow of the ballgame and traveled an estimated 439 feet. The veteran outfielder has turned things on since the All-Star break by collecting 11 home runs and 39 RBI over 50 games. He had six home runs and 45 RBI in 93 games during the first half.
Sep 13 - 1:03 AM

Matt Holliday (back) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday night against the Reds.

Holliday sat out of Sunday's series finale at Miller Park due to minor tightness in his back. He's batting third and playing left field Monday in Cincinnati. The 34-year-old has a cool .851 OPS since the All-Star break.
Sep 8 - 2:19 PM

Matt Holliday (back) is expected to return to the Cardinals lineup on Monday.

Holliday was forced to sit out Sunday's game due to renewed tightness in his back. The veteran outfielder is hitting .266/.367/.425 with 16 homers and 81 RBI on the season.
Sep 7 - 10:17 PM

Matt Holliday is not in Sunday's lineup due to tightness in his back.

It's an issue he's dealt with on occasion this season and one that could be contributing to his 3-for-18 stretch at the dish. Holliday should be fine in a day or two. The Cardinals are going with an outfield of Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and Oscar Taveras on Sunday.
Sep 7 - 12:53 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's possible that Holliday's left knee might be bothering him again, as it's a surprise that he's not in there in the series finale against the Brewers. The slugger has just three hits in his last 18 at-bats. Jon Jay is in left field Sunday, with Peter Bourjos covering center and Oscar Taveras handling right.
Sep 7 - 11:18 AM

Matt Holliday hit a two-run double and a go-ahead RBI single against the Pirates on Monday.

Holliday hit the double, his 33rd, off of Gerrit Cole in the third inning. It drew the Cardinals to within 3-2. After a Kolten Wong home run knotted the game at 4-4 in the seventh, Holliday delivered a go-ahead RBI single to make the score 5-4, which held up for the Cards at the end. Holliday finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI. He's rediscovered his power stroke in the second half of the season. Prior to the All Star break, he was slugging just .389 with six home runs. Since the break, he's slugged .531 with ten home runs.
Sep 1 - 6:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Marco Gonzales
9Tyler Lyons
10Nick Greenwood
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley