Matt Holliday is one of the top hitters in baseball, but he is also known for creating several fielding bloopers during his career. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder added to his collection of defensive miscues with an embarrassing play on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch from Cardinals pitcher Tyler Lyons deep to left in the fifth inning of the second game of a double-header between the teams. Holliday went running back to try making the catch at the short wall at PNC Park, but the ball went off the heel of his glove and over the wall for a 2-run home run.
Of course, the reaction from the crazed Pirates fan who taunted Holliday has been getting a lot of attention on the Internet — rightfully so — but this is just embarrassing from Holliday.
Recall that Holliday whiffed on a ball that hit him in the groin in the 2009 playoffs, and then he made an error against the Giants in the playoffs last year. Someone needs to get him back in the AL so he can DH and not worry about the field.