Jul 10, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) slides unsuccessfully for a ball hit by Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Houston 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday Thinks He’ll Avoid Disabled List

As we’ve seen throughout the first half, hamstring injuries can be scary and lingering so when Matt Holliday went down with what appeared to be a pretty significant hamstring issue last night, there was worry in St. Louis.

The Cardinals outfielder says to harness your emotions though as he’s not expecting the injury to keep him out more than a few days.

Per the Dispatch:

Holliday was removed from the game in the fourth inning because of a hamstring injury. He called himself “day to day” after spending most of the game icing and receiving treatment.

He grimaced and gripped his right hamstring while trying to outrun a grounder in his fourth inning at-bat. Holliday stepped gingerly toward first base and had to tread carefully as he walked off the field. He made it back to the clubhouse without help.

“Just grabbed me a little bit,” Holliday said of the injury. “I’ll have a better feel for what it looks like (today). Hopefully be able to use the (All-Star) break and be all right.”

Holliday is out of the lineup today and should remain out of the lineup through the rest of their weekend series, which should give Holliday a week of recovery time.

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