Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game at Wrigley Field with a tight hamstring after pulling up down the first base line in the fourth inning. Holliday didn’t seem too concerned by the injury as he began treatments immediately. He knows with the All-Star break coming up, that should help with the healing process.
“It feels all right,” Holliday said after the game. “It feels stiff, but I’ve been in the cold tub, so it’s going to be stiff. It kind of grabbed me a little bit, so we’ll see how it feels. I’ve been icing it and getting treatments, so I think I’ll have a little better feel of what it looks like [Friday] and hopefully be able to be day to day and then be able to use the break and it’ll be all right.”
Things didn’t get better for the Cardinals. Former teammate Edwin Jackson picked up his fourth straight win by holding the Cardinals to three hits and five strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as the Redbirds failed to score in a 3-0 final against the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo delivered all the offense in his first two plate appearances against Jake Westbrook. Rizzo had an RBI double in the first inning and a two run single in the third as Westbrook fell to 5-4.
Manager Mike Matheny may get a call from the MLB office’s after getting into an argument with home plate umpire Dan Bellino. Matheny says Bellino “mistreated” Matt Adams when he struck out in the ninth inning. Matheny’s frustration had nothing to do with Alfonso Soriano’s shoe-top catch to end the game. Watch the video courtesy of MLB.com