The Cardinals held both Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman out of their starting lineup on Thursday against the Astros, though Holliday was considered available to pinch-hit. Both outfielders were removed from Wednesday night's game due to injuries. - MLB.com
- Xrays negative on Berkman's Wrist
The Cardinals beat the Astros on Wednesday night, but they might have lost in the long run. Both Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman, the Cards two top hitters so far in 2011, left the game early with injuries. Matt Holliday left in the third with tightness in his left quadriceps and Berkman left in the fifth with discomfort in his right wrist.
Berkman was injured making a diving catch on a ball hit by Chris Johnson.
There is no word on how serious either injury is. So this may or may not be a big deal.