ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday's sore right hand feels a little better with every day off the Cardinals get. That showed up in his results as the National League Championship Series went on, as Holliday hit better later in the series.
"I feel pretty good about where I'm at," Holliday said Tuesday. "I think [the off days] have been beneficial to everybody. One playoff game is similar to playing four regular season games just as far as how taxing mentally and physically they can be."
That may not mean Holliday returns to the No. 4 spot in the batting order, though. Manager Tony La Russa did not commit on Tuesday to how he will order Holliday and Lance Berkman. Both have hit fourth and fifth during the postseason as well as the regular season.
La Russa did say, however, that Berkman will start in right field over the right-handed hitting Allen Craig against Texas left-hander C.J. Wilson.