This definitely is bad news for the Blue Crew. Hopefully, Hanley is healthy enough to come off the bench, if needed. At this time there is no news regarding his general health.
UPDATE: Dylan Hernandez provides some news about Hanley, and it's not good.
Mattingly: Hanley worse today than yesterday, can't swing, unsure if he can pinch hit.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) October 18, 2013
UPDATE II: OK... Ignore everything above. Hanley is in the lineup. See my update post here.
UPDATE II: Hold your horses... Hanley is still questionable.
Also, Yasiel Puig moves to the clean-up spot in the batting order. This creates a Dodger lineup that's balanced "left-right-left-right-left-right" at the top.
In Cardinals news, they replace their centerfielder with Shane Robinson. John Jay had a terrible time in the field in Game 5, so this is likely to help out the Red Birds defensively. As for Robinson's bat, he is hitting just .250 with a .664 OPS for the season. In other words, he's a step down. On the other hand, Jay was hitting just .182 in the postseason.
Take a look at the Dodger lineup below.
|(pic credits: @Dodgers on twitter)|
Below is the Cardinals starting lineup:
#Cardinals lineup: Carpenter 2B Beltran RF Holliday LF Molina C Freese 3B Adams 1B Robinson CF Kozma SS Wacha P
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) October 18, 2013
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