Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 3/14/12
JUPITER, Fla. -- If Matt Holliday is felling any extra pressure to produce with three-time MVP Albert Pujols gone from the lineup, he's sure not letting on so far. Holliday went 3-for-4 Wednesday in the Cardinals' 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Houston Astros, raising his spring average to .462 in five games. "It doesn't mean anything," Holliday said of the fast start. "It's nice to get a few hits but really, you're just trying to gear yourself towards the season. "It's always nice to get hits but you're just working on your swing and trying to recognize pitches and work counts and if you get results at the plate, then good." When Pujols signed a 10-year, 240 million deal with the Anaheim Angels in December, questions instantly turned towards Holliday and his ability to carry the load both in and out of the clubhouse. A fluky 2011 season caused the left fielder to miss time for a variety of reasons, from an emergency appendicitis the first week of the season to a moth getti...
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