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Stat of the day: Matt Holliday’s August

In 20 games since joining the Cardinals, Matt Holliday is batting .475/.505/.813 with five homers, 20 RBI, 17 runs scored and an 1.318 OPS. Unreal. But did you know that Jeff Francoeur (four) has drawn more walks than Holliday (one) this month?

It hardly matters when you are swinging such a hot bat, but Holliday’s August reveals one of the strangest batting lines in recent memory. He enters play on Sunday with a .412/.407/.765 showing this month. Since Holliday has two sacrifice flies to his credit (on August 9th and 10th), Holliday’s on-base percentage is actuallylowerthan his batting average.

Thanks to our own Craig Calcaterra for helping me realize the source of this little oddity.

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