Cardinals news: Matt Holliday injured again


Redbird Rants co-editor Steve Ungrey offers his thoughts on the injury to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday and how it could affect the team.

Earlier in the evening, I posted about the St. Louis Cardinals being one or two trips to the disabled list away from potential disaster.

This will teach me to open my big mouth.

In St. Louis’ 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, outfielder Matt Holliday suffered another quad injury, apparently in the same area that was affected before and cost the All-Star outfielder nearly six weeks.

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The Cardinals better hope the news is good, if not better, this time around.

Results of an MRI won’t likely be known until morning, but if there is another quad tear it could cost Holliday another several weeks and perhaps the whole season.

Which begs the obvious question: What would a team that didn’t look to hit the trade market with a vengeance have to do if one of its star players missed a good chunk of time?

The Cardinals need to have a big bat in the lineup. In the past two games the team hasn’t scored at all, and it has left many people wondering if the offense has finally hit a brick wall.

Sure, pitchers like Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez are still producing. But the fact is they can’t have good games forever. Soon the bats have to warm up, or these pitchers will meet the fate of pitchers like Cleveland Indians star Corey Kluber.

There will be many sleepless nights in St. Louis Wednesday evening.

This may be the night the National League Central race turned in Pittsburgh’s direction.