Holliday back in Cardinals' lineup for Game 4
Matt Holliday was in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup for their must-win Game 4 of the NL division series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Manager Tony La Russa made out two lineup cards prior to Wednesday's game, one with Holliday in it and one without him. The star outfielder has been out because of an injured right middle finger.
Holliday told reporters after taking batting practice that he felt well enough to play. Holliday batted fifth behind Lance Berkman.
Holliday had a numbing injection for the tendon injury Tuesday and got a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss that put the Phillies up 2-1 in the best-of-five series.
Holliday said he still had pain but ''last night it was numb, so it felt fine. You could have stabbed a fork in it and it would have been all right.''
Skip Schumaker, playing second base and batting second, would have moved to left field if Holliday hadn't started. Ryan Theriot had been at second base in the alternate lineup.