How About Matt Holliday Taking a 95MPH Fastball to the Face?
Ouch. Thank god he's alright and this wasn't more serious of an injury for Matt Holliday. If you're Andrew Cashner (the pitcher) you have to be feeling pretty terrible this morning. Obviously no intention to throw at Holliday here, it was simply one that got away and ended up catching him.
The 36-year old is currently day-to-day, and I doubt he will miss an extended period of time, but time is money this time of year as the Cards fight for a playoff spot. Losing your 3 hitter in Late July for any given duration is nowhere near ideal.
I've always liked Holliday as a player, and I think that this just made me like him a little more. Walking off the field after catching a 95MPH fastball to the grill?
That's not even toughness, that's a set of brass balls.