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Viva El Birdos May 21, 2016

Holliday looking like the same ole Holliday again

Matt's quest to defy age continues on During the off-season, I had a worrisome article on Matt Holliday. In 2015, even before he was injured, his fly ball percentage (FB%) was down, his pulled batted balls were down (Pull%), and his home runs per fly ball (HR/FB) was down. Holliday had previously been known for the classic pure hitter characteristic of spraying the ball all over the field, but in 2015 Holliday was one of the least likely players to pull the ball in the league, 3rd of all players with 200+ PA on the year. Holliday had the shortest season of his career in 2015, so the hope...
Denver Post May 18, 2016

Matt Holliday wrecks Rockies streak as Cardinals skim by in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The purple raspberry long ago faded from Matt Holliday's chin, but his Rockies legacy lives.
Viva El Birdos May 18, 2016

Cards win 21st game on 5.18.16: A Game Recap

Adam Wainwright was at his 2016 best tonight as a Matt Holliday double was enough to win 2-0 in St. Louis. Wainwright wins, Rosenthal closes, Holliday RBIs, Cardinals Remain Above .500, hang with Pirates around 2nd. Pregame Adam Wainwright at 4.93 SIERA vs Chris Rusin at 3.47 SIERA... both pitchers have faired much worse than their saber stats would indicate, especially Rusin. While the 20-18 Rockies have a better defense than the 20-19 Cardinals, they are no match for the Cards team 115 wRC+ (leading the NL with the Pirates more or less) with the Rockies barely cracking the top 20 in MLB...
Denver Post May 18, 2016
Miguel Castro activated from disabled list

Miguel Castro activated from disabled list

The Rockies activated right-handed reliever Miguel Castro from the 15-day disabled list and immediately optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque. Castro is healthy now after shoulder inflammation, but the Rockies want to build him up so he can pitch on back-to-back nights.
Viva El Birdos May 16, 2016

Matt Holliday at first base is still really weird - A Hunt and Peck

Not bad, just weird. I will be honest - when the idea of Matt Holliday playing first base was introduced, I thought it was bad. I was never really opposed to him trying, but I, even as an optimist, felt that it was going to be a complete failure. But so far, it has actually not been that bad. He had made every routine play to him thus far, and, dare I say, he actually looks cromulent there. That does not mean it is always pretty, though. Exhibit A Exhibit B Matt Holliday at first base is still pretty weird, but if he gets the job done and allows us to play the best defensive outfield,...
Cardinals notes: Boras praises Holliday's versatility

Cardinals notes: Boras praises Holliday's versatility

Agent says the outfielder can be option at first base.
Diaz climbs up to fifth in the lineup

Diaz climbs up to fifth in the lineup

Shakeup also includes Holliday going back to first base.

VIDEO: Weaver gives up two bombs, five runs in the fifth

Jered Weaver gave up two home runs in the fifth inning Thursday: a three-run homer from Matt Carpenter and a two-run homer from Matt Holliday. It was Holliday's second big fly in as many innings. The five runs put the Cardinals on top 8-5 after...

VIDEO: Weaver gives up the lead, allowing three runs in the fourth

Jered Weaver retired the first 11 Cardinal batters in a row before the Red Birds started to figure something out. With two outs in the fourth, designated hitter Matt Holliday blasted a solo home run to right (first video), cutting the Angels' lead to...
CSN New England May 12, 2016

Farrell sticks with Bradley in ninth spot despite hot streak

BOSTON - He enters Thursday nights game with a career-best 17-game hitting streak, and during that streak leads the majors in OPS, SLG, RBI, triples,
Cardinals 'not abandoning' Holliday at first base as option

Cardinals 'not abandoning' Holliday at first base as option

Although going almost a month without a start at first, left fielder remains a 'viable option' when Cardinals are facing lefties. Also: Martinez set for start
Viva El Birdos May 9, 2016

Ground balls driving down Matt Holliday's performance at the plate

Is it time to move Matt Holliday down in the order? Thirty-two team games into the 2016 season, St. Louis Cardinals third batsman Matt Holliday, who has made an appearance in every game but one, has been what is considered an average hitter exactly, posting a wRC+ of 100 in 115 plate appearances (an even 100 is average). While 36-year-old seven-time All Star has experienced an increase in power (.196 ISO, .431 SLG) from 2015, he is walking and hitting line drives less frequently. Further, Holliday is hitting more ground balls this season than he ever has in his 13-year MLB career. Batted...
Holliday's single is a winner

Holliday's single is a winner

Cardinals end a game with a hit for the first time this season.
Viva El Birdos May 4, 2016

Return of the fraudulent offense? - A Hunt and Peck

When it comes to scoring runs, the Cardinals are feast or famine. The year was 2012. The Cardinals were just coming off an incredible World Series run and the loss of Albert Pujols to Los Angeles via free agency. Despite losing their once-in-a-generation player, the team still had much of the same core returning, plus the new addition of Carlos Beltran. That core, including David Freese, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, and Yadier Molina, along with Beltran clubbed 123 of the team's 159 home runs. The 2012 team scored 765 runs for fifth in all of baseball with an 106 wRC+, which tied for third....
Viva El Birdos Apr 29, 2016

4/28/2016 Recap: Cards Drop Series Finale in the Desert

Cards muster very little offense against a guy named Rubby and split series 2-2 with Diamondbacks Late start tonight. Michael Wacha takes the hill tonight for the Cardinals; Rubby de la Rosa for the Diamondbacks. This is a getaway day and a really weird lineup. Our outfield features Stephen Piscotty in CF, Brandon Moss in RF, and Matt Holliday back in LF. For those of you just tuning in, Piscotty has for all intents and purposes never played CF. Also, Diaz is still batting 8th, even as he leads the NL in several offensive categories.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Things to watch: Wacha had zero K's but...

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