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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s NLCS Game 3 against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Scutaro was injured when Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday aggressively collided with him in Game 2 to break up a double play.
After Cardinals outfielder’s hard slide that eventually took San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro out of Game 2, the infielder is ready to start Game 3 and holds no ill feelings towards the opposition.
Matt Holliday’s chop-block on Marco Scutaro may have done more than a Hunter Pence dugout sermon to build a fire under the San Francisco Giants and their fans.
It’s unclear whether Marco Scutaro will play in Game 3 of the NLCS in St. Louis Wednesday. The Giants second baseman was injured after Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday aggressively collided with Scutaro behind the base.