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The boos rained down as loud as any heard in this postseason, and that includes those heaved in Alex Rodriguez's direction. These boos were reserved for Matt Holliday, though. The St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder slid hard into second baseman Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of last night's game. He was making a baseball play - trying to break up a double play - and there didn't appear to be anything malicious about the slide. However, it did ultimately knock Scutaro out of the game.
Scutaro initally remained in the game, but eventually the Giants' second baseman had to be removed. He left in the sixth inning, and according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Scutaro has a hip injury. The extent of the injury is not yet clear, but it was enough to cause Scutaro to leave the game. That is never a good sign.
The first bit of good news came after the game when the results of Scutaro's X-Ray were revealed.
Scutaro X-rays negative.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) October 16, 2012
The good thing for the Giants and Scutaro is the travel day today. The Giants and the Cardinals have the day off as both teams travel back to St. Louis for Game Three. They are tied 1-1 leading into Game Three and the Cardinals have stolen home field advantage by taking Game One. They can clinch and move on to the World Series at home with three straight victories.
The Giants will need Scutaro if they are to make sure that doesn't happen. The Giants are hoping to return to the World Series for the second time in the past three seasons. Scutaro's offense will help. Since the Giants acquired him from the Colorado Rockies, Scutaro hit .362. He is hitting .250 in the postseason, but his bat could come alive at any moment.
Scutaro also brings a veteran presence to second base. The Giants, like they did last night, will likely use Ryan Theriot if Scutaro cannot go. However, Scutaro would be the Giants' preferred choice if he is healthy enough to go.
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A person with knowledge of the injury says Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro strained his left hip when the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday crashed into him with a hard slide in Game 2 of the NL championship series Monday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team hadn't made an announcement on Scutaro's condition. Scutaro flew with...
San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Scutaro has been
diagnosed with a left hip muscle strain and is expected to play in Game 3 of
the National League Championship Series, reports Janie McCauley of the
Marco Scutaro traveled to St. Louis w/ #SFGiants late morning. Has left hip muscle strain. Status unclear for NLCS Game 3 Wed vs #Cardinals
— Janie McCauley...
San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro left Game 2 of the NL championship series after five innings because of an injured left hip, the result of an earlier hard slide by Matt Holliday.
The Giants said Scutaro was undergoing X-rays Tuesday night.
Holliday singled in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals and then barreled into Scutaro while breaking up a double...
Your browser does not support iframes.Matt Holliday went out of his way to wish Marco Scutaro well before the Giants and Cardinals played Game 3 of the NLCS, ending what appeared to be some bad blood over a harsh takeout slide in Game 2.Holliday slid well beyond second base on Monday in an attempt to take out the Giants second baseman and prevent a double play. Scutaro stayed in...
Marco Scutaro answered Matt Holliday's hard takeout with a big hit of his own to help the San Francisco Giants end their home slide.
Scutaro hit a two-run single in San Francisco's four-run fourth inning to help the Giants get their first home win this postseason, 7-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night that tied the NL championship series at one game apiece.
San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro has a strained left hip and a sore left knee, but manager Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes that Scutaro will be able to play Wednesday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at St. Louis. Scutaro was hurt in Game 2 when the Cardinals' Matt Holliday took him out with a controversial slide while breaking up a double play...
During the playoffs, you often see teams and players step it up a notch. Pitchers usually throw one or two miles per hour faster. Hitters usually are locked in and more patient at the plate. Base runners usually run just a little bit harder.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was running especially hard in Game Two of the National League Championship Series against...
Listen, I understand why Giants manager Bruce Bochy is upset.
The Cardinals' Matt Holliday slid late into Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, injured Scutaro's left hip, forced him to eventually leave the game. If Scutaro is unable to return for Game 3, this issue will only become bigger, and the hostilities might only grow.
That said, all those livid with Holliday should...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series, two days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the San Francisco second baseman.
"I think so. It feels much better," Scutaro said Tuesday night after participating in a workout at Busch Stadium. "I thought it was going to be...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Home, sweet home. Finally. The San Francisco Giants walked off the field at AT&T Park victorious for the first time this postseason on Monday, and just in the nick of time. A tie-breaking four-run fourth inning and Ryan Vogelsong's quality start enabled the Giants to beat in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2. "He gave us what we needed,"...
Bruce Bochy expects Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to be on his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series.
And the San Francisco manager isn't interested in any retaliation talk.
''What's on our mind is to go out and play our best ball,'' Bochy said Tuesday night, a day before the best-of-seven series resumes at Busch Stadium with the Giants...