Picking out one of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday’s hot hitting stats.
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).
- Sunday fourth inning: home run to left field on a 1-1 pitch
- Sunday sixth inning: home run to left-center field on a 1-1 pitch
- Sunday eighth inning: singled to right field
- Tuesday first inning: singled to right-center field
- Tuesday third inning: home run to left-center field on a 2-1 pitch
- 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
|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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