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Holliday serious about six consecutive hits

Picking out one of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday’s hot hitting stats.

Matt Holliday (Getty Images)As St. Louis Cardinals fans know, left fielder Matt Holliday has been on fire with the bat over the last ten days. There are a number of ways to reflect the positive results generated by the reigning National League Player of the Week.

For example, Holliday had his fifth straight multi-hit game on Wednesday night, including the only RBI and game-winner with a full count and two outs in the ninth, though his home run streak was broken at four consecutive contests. He hit four home runs with eight RBI in the Oakland series, even more impressive when noting the entire Cardinals team scored just 12 runs during the three games. Holliday had his 14th career two home run game on Sunday. Finally, he is batting .454 (15-for-33) since moving to the number two spot in the lineup on June 14.

However, the stat we’ve chosen to emphasize today is Holliday’s six consecutive hits, collected Sunday and Tuesday (the team was off Monday).

  1. Sunday fourth inning: home run to left field on a 1-1 pitch
  2. Sunday sixth inning: home run to left-center field on a 1-1 pitch
  3. Sunday eighth inning: singled to right field
  4. Tuesday first inning: singled to right-center field
  5. Tuesday third inning: home run to left-center field on a 2-1 pitch
  6. Tuesday fifth inning: doubled to left field

As researcher Tom Orf learned, it is the second time Holliday had a half-dozen consecutive hits as a Cardinal but only the fourth time in his six-plus year major league career. He had two such streaks in five years in Colorado, none in a half season in Oakland and his most recent two in less than one full season with St. Louis.

Holliday failed in Tuesday’s seventh inning, grounding out, to match his career best of seven consecutive hits. That mark was set from April 19-20, 2005.

Matt Holliday, career, six or more consecutive hits

Date Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn RoB Out BI Play Description
7/31/2009 STL HOU Brian Moehler down 0-1 1B b 2 0 0 Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
7/31/2009 STL HOU Brian Moehler down 0-1 1B b 4 1-3 1 1 Single to LF (GB thru Weak 3B); Lugo Scores; Pujols to 2B
7/31/2009 STL HOU Brian Moehler down 1-2 1B b 6 2 0 Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
7/31/2009 STL HOU Alberto Arias down 2-3 2B b 8 1– 1 1 Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Pujols Scores
8/1/2009 STL HOU Wandy Rodriguez tied 0-0 HR b 2 0 1 Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
8/1/2009 STL HOU Wandy Rodriguez tied 1-1 1B b 4 1– 0 0 Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pujols to 2B
5/15/2006 COL LAD Takashi Saito down 3-5 HR b 9 1 1 Home Run (Line Drive)
5/16/2006 COL LAD Derek Lowe down 0-1 2B b 2 0 0 Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep LF)
5/16/2006 COL LAD Derek Lowe tied 1-1 1B b 4 1– 0 0 Single to CF (Ground Ball); Helton to 2B
5/16/2006 COL LAD Derek Lowe ahead 4-1 1B b 5 -2- 2 1 Single to CF (Fly Ball); Helton Scores
5/16/2006 COL LAD Tim Hamulack ahead 5-1 1B b 8 1– 0 0 Single to CF (Ground Ball); Helton to 2B
5/17/2006 COL LAD Brad Penny tied 0-0 2B b 1 1– 2 0 Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Helton to 3B
4/19/2005 COL ARI Shawn Estes down 0-1 1B b 2 0 0 Single to RF (Ground Ball)
4/19/2005 COL ARI Shawn Estes tied 1-1 BB b 3 12- 2 0 Walk; Barmes to 3B; Wilson to 2B
4/19/2005 COL ARI Shawn Estes ahead 3-1 1B b 5 0 0 Single to RF (Fly Ball)
4/19/2005 COL ARI Lance Cormier ahead 3-1 1B b 7 1 0 Single to CF (Ground Ball)
4/19/2005 COL ARI Mike Koplove ahead 5-1 3B b 8 123 1 3 Triple to RF (LD Deep RF);Barmes Gonzalez Helton Score
4/20/2005 COL @PHI Cory Lidle ahead 1-0 1B t 1 12- 1 0 Single to LF (Line Drive); Helton to 3B; Wilson to 2B
4/20/2005 COL @PHI Cory Lidle ahead 2-1 1B t 3 1– 0 0 Single to LF (Line Drive); Wilson to 2B

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