San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (left) reacts after colliding with St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (right) on a double play attempt during the first inning of game two of the 2012 NLCS at AT&T Park. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco
Scutaro left Monday's NLCS Game 2 win against the St. Louis Cardinals with a
left hip injury.
With one out and runners on first and second in the opening frame, Allen Craig
slapped a grounder to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who threw to second for the
While Scutaro was trying to turn the double play, Holliday barreled into
the second baseman's left leg, which got pinned underneath Holliday. Scutaro
lay on the ground for a few moments to collect himself.
Scutaro, who hit a pair of singles, including a two-run single as part of a
four-run fourth inning, exited the contest in the sixth to have X-rays on his
His replacement, Ryan Theriot, slapped a two-run single in the eighth inning.
Giants fans showered Holliday with boos each time he stepped up to the plate.
Hard collisions are a sensitive subject for the Giants, who saw their All-Star
catcher Buster Posey suffer a broken bone in his left ankle during a play at
the plate by the then-Florida Marlins' Scott Cousins in May of 2011. Posey
missed the rest of that season.
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