Rotowire: Oct 2 / 4:55p ET
News: Holliday (flu) said Wednesday that he was feeling "much better, really good," MLB.com reports.
Impact: Further, Holliday said he's been able to use the time between the end of the regular season and the NLDS to get his body back to full strength. He came down with the illness last Thursday and his condition worsened in the days that followed, resulting in him sitting out the regular season finale. Now healthy, look for Holliday, who reached 20 homers for a ninth consecutive season, to be in left field and the three-hole in the batting order Friday.
Rotowire: Sep 29 / 7:25a ET
News: Holliday has continued to experience flu-like symptoms that have forced him to sit in the last few days, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.
Impact: Holliday could have been feeling 100 percent and still have been scratched after the Pirates lost, but the four extra days of rest should help him. He figures to be healthy by the time the Cardinals reach Dodger Stadium on Friday.