World Series 2013: Cardinals Matt Holliday is slow, hits long triple (GIF)


Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday scores a run against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning during game two of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals took an early 1-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the 2013 World Series thanks to slugger Matt Holliday who lead off the top of the fourth inning with a triple.

It wasn’t just any triple though. It was only Holliday’s eighth triple in five years, but more importantly it came at Fenway Park. And if you know the dimensions of Fenway, you know it was pretty exciting.

Holliday took a fat fastball down the middle from John Lackey and crushed it to deep center field. The ball was likely pushing 400 to 405 feet before it crashed into the bottom of the padded wall, bouncing well off to the left. That sent Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in a full out sprint to get to the ball, though thankfully for Boston, Holliday’s slow legs only had him rounding second base by the time Ellsubry got his glove on it.

A faster runner and we might have been talking about a potential inside-the-park home run.

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