|Thu Oct 2||19:55||Holliday (flu) said Wednesday that he feeling "much better|
Holliday (flu) said Wednesday that he was feeling "much better, really good," MLB.com reports.
Further, Holliday said he's been able to use the time between the end of the regular season and the NLDS to get his body back to full strength. He came down with the illness last Thursday and his condition worsened in the days that followed, resulting in him sitting out the regular season finale. Now healthy, look for Holliday, who reached 20 homers for a ninth consecutive season, to be in left field and the three-hole in the batting order Friday.
|Mon Sep 29||10:25||Holliday has continued to experience flu-like symptoms that have...|
Holliday has continued to experience flu-like symptoms that have forced him to sit in the last few days, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.
Holliday could have been feeling 100 percent and still have been scratched after the Pirates lost, but the four extra days of rest should help him. He figures to be healthy by the time the Cardinals reach Dodger Stadium on Friday.
|Sun Sep 28||16:22||Holliday late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup|
Holliday was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup.
Holliday was in the original starting lineup, but was scratched after the Cardinals clinched the NL Central division following Pittsburgh's loss to the Reds. Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta and Jon Jay will take a seat as well.
|Sun Sep 28||13:27||Holliday (illness) back in lineup Sunday at Arizona|
Holliday (illness) is back in the lineup Sunday at Arizona, FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Holliday was 0-for-3 in his flu game, but the Cardinals wouldn't risk their left-fielder's health in a pointless game if they didn't think he was healthy.
|Sat Sep 27||22:22||Matt Holliday: Leaves With Illness|
Holliday left Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.
He was replaced in the outfield by Peter Bourjos, and should be considered questionable for Sunday's regular season finale.
|Wed Sep 24||03:51||Holliday cranked out his 20th home run of year, while going 2-5 ...|
Holliday cranked out his 20th home run of the year, while going 2-for-5 and adding a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.
Holliday has been scoring hot to end the season, as he is now 14-for-39 with three home runs, four doubles and six RBI in his last 10 games. He is putting a bow on another solid season, and he now owns a .276/.372/.447 slash line in 566 at-bats.
|Sat Sep 20||00:21||Holliday hit his 19th home run (418 feet) of season, as he 2-3 w...|
Holliday hit his 19th home run (418 feet) of the season, as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI facing the Reds on Friday night.
The home run was a first inning shot off Reds starter David Holmberg, which turned out to be the game-winning RBI in a close 2-1 victory. Holliday is closing in on the 90 RBI mark for the season, although he'll end up shy on expectations for runs and homers.
|Sat Sep 13||00:12||Holliday (.269/.369/.429) launched his 17th homer of season as h...|
Holliday (.269/.369/.429) launched his 17th homer of the season as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a stolen base and three RBI against the Rockies on Friday.
The 439-foot blast was in the first inning off Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa and it really set the tone early for the Cardinals offense. Holliday's bat has been inconsistent at times this season but he still provides good production across the board for owners.
|Mon Sep 8||22:52||Holliday (back) 2-5 Monday against Reds|
Holliday (back) went 2-for-5 Monday against the Reds.
Holliday only missed one game due to a back issue and looks safe to deploy as usual going forward. He has been swinging a hot bat of late as he has recorded at least two hits in five of his last nine games.
|Mon Sep 8||14:20||Matt Holliday: (Back) Returns To Lineup|
Holliday (back) is back in the lineup Monday, as expected, Fox Sports Midwest reports.
He will bat third and play left field, after stating that he could have played Sunday, so this is no surprise. Consider him healthy moving forward.
|Sun Sep 7||21:31||Holliday (back) said he could have played Sunday and expects to ...|
Holliday (back) said he could have played Sunday and expects to be in the starting lineup Monday against Cincinnati, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Dealing with back tightness, Holliday was held out of Sunday's lineup as a precaution. It appears to be only a minor issue, however, so expect to see Holliday back in the fold Monday.
|Sun Sep 7||13:09||Updating previous report|
Updating a previous report, Holliday was held out of Sunday's lineup due to back tightness, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Holliday doesn't get many days off, so it was a bit surprising to see him held out of action with the Cardinals fighting to hang on to their division lead. It sounds like back tightness was to blame, however, so consider the outfielder day-to-day until the team provides additional information. The Cardinals open a four-game series with the Reds starting Monday, when Holliday will look to make his return.
|Sun Sep 7||11:31||Holliday out of lineup Sunday against Brewers|
Holliday is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
Holliday hasn't had a day off since Aug. 17, so a maintenance day was likely past due. After opening the series with a three-hit game, the 34-year-old outfield is hitless in back-to-back contests, and will give way to Jon Jay in left field Sunday afternoon. There doesn't seem to be any injury in play here, so look for him to be available off the bench if needed.
|Mon Sep 1||17:52||Holliday 2-4 with three RBI and one double Monday against Pirate...|
Holliday went 2-for-4 with three RBI and one double Monday against the Pirates.
Holliday is on fire as he has 12 RBI over his last three games alone. Although he's not putting up numbers that fantasy owners have come accustomed to with him, his late season surge now has him at 16 home runs and 81 RBI with still a month left to play.
|Sun Aug 31||18:03||Holliday 3-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in Cardinals' 9-...|
Holliday went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 9-6 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Holliday's hot August continues, as he's 5-for-7 in his last two games, with three home runs. He has hit in 12 of his past 13 games. Still, Holliday is only batting .267 for the year.
|Sun Aug 31||01:53||Holliday 2-3 with two home runs and five RBI on Saturday in seco...|
Holliday went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader against the Cubs.
The Cardinals beat the Cubs 13-2 and snapped a four-game losing streak. Holliday helped with his two homers and five RBI. He now has an 11-game hitting streak during which has gone 14-for-43.
|Wed Aug 27||22:52||Holliday 1-4 with solo home run in Cardinals loss to Pittsburgh ...|
Holliday was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Holliday's thirteenth of the year was the only run of the night for the Cardinals. His .263/.364/.412 slash line is a bit lower than his owners probably expected, but he's still delivered 68 RBI this season.
|Mon Aug 25||22:31||Holliday 2-4 with two RBI and one double Monday against Pirates|
Holliday went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one double Monday against the Pirates.
Holliday is only hitting .263 with 12 home runs this season, but he is at least still hitting doubles as he now has 31 for the season. He's going to need to really get hot down the stretch if he is going to hit at least 20 home runs for the ninth straight season.
|Mon Aug 18||16:19||Matt Holliday: (Sore Knee) Back in Lineup Monday|
Holliday (sore left knee) will start in left field Monday vs. the Reds.
Holliday was rested Sunday both in part to a balky knee and his 0-for-18 slump at the dish, but the Cardinals are banking on the therapy day revitalizing the veteran. Normally a safe candidate to deliver 20-to-25 home runs and an average near .300 on an annual basis, Holliday is batting just .260 on the campaign and is on pace to finish with only 16 round trippers.
|Mon Aug 18||11:15||Holliday bothered by sore left knee which factored into manager ...|
Holliday has been bothered by a sore left knee which factored into manager Mike Matheny's decision to sit the veteran on Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Holliday is in an 0-for-18 slump and has dealt with soreness in that knee prior to this season. It's unclear if Matheny will rest Holliday for any more games in an attempt to get him feeling healthy again.