Cardinals manager Tony La Russa told MLB.com on Saturday that Matt Holliday might not be able to start any games during the NLDS against the Phillies. Holliday has been dealing with tendinitis in the middle finger of his right hand, which has limited his ability to hit and throw. "Yesterday, he could throw, which was an improvement," La Russa said. "He took limited swings, enough to where we were
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Victorino solid in Game 1Posted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Phillies OF Shane Victorino went 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals. He sat out the final game of the regular season with a stiff back, but it was just a day off for the veteran. Philadelphia took the first game of the series, 11-6.
Doc deals bad hand to CardsPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
After a rough first inning on Saturday in Game 1 of the NLDS, Phillies SP Roy Halladay settled down. Cardinals OF Lance Berkman hit a three-run homer in the first inning and that would be all the offense St. Louis would muster off Halladay. He retired the last 21 batters he faced before handing the ball over to the bullpen in the ninth. Halladay struck out eight, walked one and gave up three hits
Pujols suffers minor heel injuryPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols suffered a minor heel injury during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Phillies on Saturday. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored but had to be pinch-ran for by Gerald Laird in the ninth inning. Pujols is expected to play in Game 2. "His heel was barking and we didn't want him to run the bases in the ninth," manager Tony La Russa told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "H
Rangers beat Rays 8-6, even series (AP)Posted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://us.rd.yahoo.com)
Mike Napoli kept fouling off pitches while Texas Rangers fans chanted his name. "It was pretty loud, too, and when I heard it, I was like you guys can't do this to me right now in this situation," Napoli said. He came through anyway. Napoli's tying two-run single in a five-run fourth inning against suddenly wild Tampa Bay starter James Shields sent the crowd into a real frenzy.
Holland wins first playoff startPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Texas SP Derek Holland (1-0) yielded three runs -- one earned -- and six hits in five innings during the Rangers' 8-6 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday night. Holland finished with two strikeouts and two walks as he matched Rays SP James Shields in innings during his first start in the playoffs. The left-hander, who compiled a 3.95 ERA during the regular season, allowed an
Nova solid in Game 1 winPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Ivan Nova took the ball for the Yankees on Saturday as they resumed Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with four walks in the 9-3 win. The right-hander made it through his first six frames scoreless before running into trouble in the ninth. In that inning, he retired the leadoff batter before allowing the next three to reach. He was the
Tigers hope to come back on Yanks again (AP)Posted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://us.rd.yahoo.com)
Quiet clubhouse. Quick turnaround. The Detroit Tigers hope that just as they did five years ago, they'll rebound after losing their AL division series opener to the New York Yankees and ride the spurt to the World Series. "You can't put too much in one game. Obviously you want to jump out on top early, but it's good to have short-term memory loss," Brandon Inge said after...
Rivera needed for one outPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera entered Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Saturday in the ninth inning with the bases loaded, two outs and his team leading by six. The right-hander struck out the lone batter he faced to secure the 9-3 win.
Joyce goes yard for RaysPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Tampa Bay OF Matt Joyce made his presence felt in the postseason on Saturday in Game 2 of the ALDS in Texas. He hit a two-run homer off Derek Holland in the fourth inning, which at the time gave his team the lead. The Rangers would rally to win the game, 8-6. Joyce finished the game going 1 for 4 with a strikeout.
Longoria goes deep in lossPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Rays 3B Evan Longoria tried his best to get his team a lead in the ALDS against the Rangers, but he didn't get enough help. He would hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, bringing his team within one run, but they would not get any closer. Longoria went 1 for 3 on the day, with a walk and a strikeout. The Rays lost the game, 8-6, to the Rangers as the series now heads to Tampa Bay.
Hand injury sidelines Cards LF Holliday (AP)Posted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 88 days ago (http://us.rd.yahoo.com)
Matt Holliday's big bat will be used in a pinch. The Cardinals' left fielder wasn't in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Phillies on Saturday because of a hand injury. "In Matt's case, at the very least we think he can take an important at-bat," Manager Tony La Russa said.
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