As we prepare for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series this afternoon, much of the focus is still on a controversial event that took place early in Game 2. Of course I’m talking about St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday’s late slide into San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro.
Recapping, Scutaro was taken out by Holliday as he was attempting to turn a double play in the top of the 1st inning of Game 2. He was able to remain in the game, but ultimately exited in the 6th inning. His injury doesn’t appear to be serious and he’s expected to play today.
This may lessen the story going forward, but there are still those calling the play dirty. Giants manager Bruce Bochy lists the play as illegal, but he doesn’t believe Holliday intended to injure Scutaro. San Francisco’s veteran shortstop isn’t holding a grudge over the incident.
Do you think the slide was a dirty play?