The time has come for the National League Central Division to hit the panic button. Matt Holliday is on fire, and there is no sign of the fire marshal. 

After signing the biggest contract in St. Louis Cardinals history, Matt Holliday got off to a slow and inconsistent start in 2010. 

On June 18, Holliday discovered his long-lost swing that had provided enough consistency and power to land him a $120 million contract. 

In his last four games, Holliday is 11-for-17 (.647 avg) with five home runs and 10 RBI. 

Need some perspective? He had one home run and 12 RBI in the entire month of May.

The Colorado Rockie, turned Oakland A, turned St. Louis Cardinal has often provided high numbers in bunches throughout his career. Last year, the slugger hit .353 with 13 HR and 55 RBI in 63 games with the Red Birds. 

Having always hit for a high average, his current .308 would not compare to many of his previous seasons. It is, however, well above average amongst National League batters this season. 

What can we expect to see for the rest of June and on into the All-Star Break? 

Sheer and utter dominance!

Moving to the second spot in the lineup has worked wonders for Holliday, who seems to steal many of Albert Pujols’ pitches; not that anybody was pitching to Albert anyway. 

With Pujols struggling to reach base, Cardinal and rival fans alike can expect Holliday to keep it turned on.

Holliday’s home run totals have nearly doubled in the last four games, going from six to 11. Imagine what is to come. 

I expect Holliday to remain in the two-hole and continue blasting them out of the park frequently. 

It took a reunion with the Oakland club he so often struggled with to get going. The fire is lit. Pujols, Manger Tony La Russa, and Matt will be responsible for keeping it going. 

The bandwagon will soon be full.


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