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ST. LOUIS — Game 7 of the World Series has been reenacted in backyards for decades. A Wiffle-ball, a bat and the roar of the crowd.
The dream will not be realized for Matt Holliday, at least regarding his participation. The Cardinals’ left fielder has been removed from the roster and replaced by outfielder Adron Chambers for tonight’s finale at Busch Stadium against the Texas Rangers. The club announced the move on its Twitter feed this afternoon.
Already dealing with a right finger/palm issue that has affected his swing, Holliday sprained his right wrist sliding back into third base when getting picked off by Rangers’ catcher Mike Napoli.
Holliday suffered through a difficult evening, dropping a popup and getting erased at third base when he represented the go-ahead run.
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When the pain in Matt Holliday's right wrist kept him from sleeping Thursday night, he knew the news on Friday morning wouldn't be good. It wasn't. Holliday was removed from the Cardinals' World Series roster on Friday in favor of Adron Chambers due to a sprained right wrist.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has a sprained right wrist and was replaced on the team's World Series roster, the team announced Friday.
The move comes just hours before Game 7 and after Holliday had X-rays on his hand were negative. He was replaced on the roster by Adron Chambers, with Allen Craig almost certain to get the start in left field.
Matt Holliday has enjoyed great success on a number of levels.
He has a career .315 batting average, four seasons of 100-plus runs
batted in, four Silver Slugger awards, five All-Star Game trips and
Matt Holliday can’t be happy right now. The superstar for the St. Louis Cardinals will miss Game 7 of the World Series due to a wrist injury. Instead of Holliday, the Cardinals will turn to Allen Craig in left field.
Usually being without Holliday would be a huge loss but he’s been struggling with injuries throughout the playoffs and has struggled recently. In the World Series...
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will miss Game 7 of the World Series.
Injured players for both the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals are expected to play Friday in Game 7 of the World Series.
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz suffered a strained groin in his last at-bat of Game 6 on Thursday night and was seen limping down the dugout stairs. Cruz homered in the seventh inning, tying the single postseason record with eight.
Catcher Mike Napoli...
ST. LOUIS -- What appeared momentarily to be a game-changing play at third base in Game 6 of the World Series has...
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals will be without outfielder Matt Holliday in Friday night's decisive seventh game of the World Series after he was replaced on the roster by Adron Chambers.
The St. Louis Cardinals 10-9 eleven inning win over the Texas Rangers Thursday night was hardly a well-played game. Errors and planomas (plays not made) abounded. Throw in mental errors that gave each team openings, like Matt Holliday being picked off at third in the sixth or Elvis Andrus' "rock" when he elected not to go for the force at second to end an inning and...
St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Chris Carpenter pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of game 1 of the World Series in St. Louis on October 19, 2011. UPI/Brian Kersey
Following their epic extra innings victory in Game 6 on Thursday night, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced that ace Chris Carpenter would start Game 7 of the World Series against...
The injury to slugger Matt Holliday that kept him out of Game 7 was but a minor concern for the Cardinals.
I'm watching ESPNEWS and Tony's presser was just on. He commented about Moneyball, and all he really said was "good acting." One has to remember that the movie really leaves out much of the star players on the Athletics such as Tejada and Chavez.Tonight's St. Louis lineup for Game 6:1. Rafael Furcal, SS2. Skip Schumaker, CF3. Albert Pujols, 1B4. Lance Berkman...