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Viva El Birdos Jul 23, 2016

Carlos Gonzalez is not an upgrade over Matt Holliday: A batted ball analysis

What Statcast data can tell us about the quality of each left-fielder's batted ball portfolio. Matt Holliday has long been an under-appreciated and underrated Cardinal. While I've only been a writer here for the last for eight or nine months, I've been a member here for over three years. In that time, Holliday has seemed to be much more properly rated here than other bastions of Cardinals fandom. But even here, there's been a lot of talk in the comments lately about how Holliday may have finally started declining hard. It's not all that hard to see on the surface. Holliday's 110 wRC+...
Viva El Birdos Jul 23, 2016

Cardinals vs. Dodgers Extra Inning Rally Thread

Viva el Birdooooos The Cardinals have rallied back several times already, but now they must do it once more. Will the rally thread boost our beloved Birdos to victory? due up: Aldemys Diaz Stephen Piscotty Matt Holliday
Holliday gets right back in lineup

Holliday gets right back in lineup

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has been where Matt Holliday stood Thursday night, as in taking a fastball to the face.
Hummel: Disappointing season for La Russa's Diamondbacks

Hummel: Disappointing season for La Russa's Diamondbacks

The most disappointing team in the major leagues, with little argument to the contrary, is the Arizona Diamondbacks club. People here have been going nuts about the Cardinals being anywhere from seven to nine under .500 at home much of…
Holliday hit in the face by 95 mph pitch

Holliday hit in the face by 95 mph pitch

Cardinals outfielder-first basemen Matt Holliday left Thursday's game with a facial abrasion after he was hit near the left side of his nose and upper lip by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner in the sixth…
Hot-hitting Gyorko hits leadoff against Padres in series finale

Hot-hitting Gyorko hits leadoff against Padres in series finale

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has penciled Gyorko atop his lineup card just one other time this season. Matt Holliday shifts back to third in the order.
Viva El Birdos Jul 20, 2016

Cardinals hIt three home runs, win 4-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Matt Holliday, Jedd Gyorko, and Yadier Molina all hit home runs behind a good Carlos Martinez start. I'll try to make this as quick as possible because there's another game today!  Game 1 of a doubleheader is slightly more important than the second game if only because it dictates what you can and can't do in the second game.  The second game is essentially you responding to whatever happened in the first game and hoping you can cobble together enough innings and enough runs to win the game.  I'm mostly talking about pitching of course. So it was pretty important that the Cardinals...
Holliday makes rare appearance in No. 4 spot

Holliday makes rare appearance in No. 4 spot

It's Sunday, so the Cardinals lineups always take on a different look, and today's something fairly unusual: Matt Holliday batting fourth.
Viva El Birdos Jul 14, 2016

A Midseason Check on Preseason Hitter Projections

How did everybody do? Remember before the season started when we were all so confident about how all the Cardinals would do? Let's check in on our conventional wisdom by looking at the hitters. PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG WAR Matt Carpenter 351 56 14 53 0 0.298 0.420 0.568 3.1 PACE 646 103 26 98 0 0.298 0.420 0.568 5.7 PRETTY GOOD. PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG WAR Matt Holliday 329 36 15 52 0 0.241 0.316 0.451 0.7 PACE 605 66 28 96 0 0.241 0.316 0.451 1.3 Undershot the homers and overshot the average, and on-base percentage which...
Who's hot (Holliday), who's not (Gyorko) for Cardinals

Who's hot (Holliday), who's not (Gyorko) for Cardinals

Matt Holliday's power surge continued at Kansas City with still another opposite field homer.

MLB Player News

  • 16 Chris Tillman

    Chris Tillman

    Two-strike hits ruin Chris Tillman’s bid for a fifth straight win

  • 13 Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 on Wednesday vs. Nationals: DMan's Lindor Log, Week 17 (ongoing)

  • 11 Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Papelbon's struggles continue, Ramos and Rendon heating up for Nats

  • 10 Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy

    Murphy confirms left hamstring "soreness," Baker says "day-to-day" - Byron Kerr

  • 9 Chris Sale

    Chris Sale

    Red Sox trade rumors: White Sox would want Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Michael Kopech and Blake Swihart for Chris Sale (report)

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