Quick hits from last night

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I don’t have the get-up-and-go on a Sunday morning to do a full-blown “And That Happened,” but here’s a quick tour of last night’s action:

He’s worried! You cut him! You hurt him! You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man!

We’ve secretly replaced Boston’s regular, inefficient fourth starter with one who wastes fewer pitches.  Let’s see if they notice!

We’ve also replaced the late-00s version of Barry Zito with the early 00s version.  I think the Rockies certainly noticed.

I can’t wait for Plaschke to explain this one.

The Cubs take a 2-0 lead in the World Series of Pathetic, Expensive Underachieving teams.

Finally, if the Yankees actually start getting contributions from guys like Sergio Mitre, well, forget about it.

Cardinals activate Greg Holland from disabled list

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The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that reliever Greg Holland has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Reliever Matt Bowman heads back to the DL with blisters on his right middle finger.

Holland, 32, has been out of action since late May due to a right hip impingement. Holland signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Cardinals at the end of March, but it hasn’t been going well. He has given up 15 runs (14 earned) on 20 hits and 15 walks with 10 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings this season.

Bowman, 27, missed about a month between May 17 and June 14 due to blister issues. He appeared in only three games before heading back. Bowman gave up two runs and recorded two outs in Monday’s 6-5 walk-off loss to the Phillies.