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Hanley Ramirez has a fractured rib, will try to play

Oct 14, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Apparently the Dodgers were just waiting a while to release the CT scan results, because they’ve now announced that Ramirez has a “small fracture” in his rib. He plans to play through it, or at least will give it a try.

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Hanley Ramirez underwent a CT scan after taking a Joe Kelly fastball to the ribs in Game 1 of the NLCS and the Dodgers have the results now … but they’re keeping them secret.

That seemingly makes it pretty obvious that the CT scan didn’t come back clean, because why wouldn’t the Dodgers reveal that Ramirez is healthy? Ramirez sat out Game 2 and said he was worried about the ribs being cracked, but has also said he plans to play through the injury if the pain is at all tolerable.

Nick Punto subbed for Ramirez at shortstop in Game 2 and it figures to be a game-time decision tonight with the Dodgers down 0-2 versus the Cardinals.

  1. irishdodger - Oct 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    This series is over. Cue the fat lady. Puig just picked the wrong time to come down to Earth & he looks like the rookie he is. Poor kid is just guessing at pitches at this point. If LA can’t win w/ the first two pitching performances by Greinke & Kershaw, the next two games could get downright ugly. Ryu has been throwing about as well as he speaks English.

    • paperlions - Oct 14, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      I’ll feel like the series is over when the final out in the 9th inning of the Cardinals 4th victory is recorded and not a second before.

      • Alex K - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

        So if the Dodgers win the next 4 games you’ll never consider the series over?!?

      • paperlions - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        Nope.

        Butthead.
        :-P

      • Alex K - Oct 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

        It’s the Cubs fan in me. I can’t help it.

      • paperlions - Oct 14, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        No problem. You gotta be you.

        Must be the Cardinal fan in me that resulted in the “arrogance” necessary to ignore the possibility that the Dodgers could win 4 of the next 5.

      • Alex K - Oct 14, 2013 at 11:46 PM

        I would expect no less from one of the “best fans in baseball”.

  2. moogro - Oct 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Almost the equivalent of losing Cabrera on a Peralta-less Tigers. Just not going to be very potent in the playoffs.

  3. jdillydawg - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    It’s all part of the hustle. Dodgers got ‘em right where they want ‘em.

    • kevinbnyc - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Nick Punto: NLCS MVP. You heard it here first.

  4. face21000x - Oct 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Now he has an excuse to Cadillac.

  5. seniorboy - Oct 14, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    to Don M. Bust a sweet hard 96 mph fastball in Beltrans ribs and take him out. they took out our best player and you do nothing about it? What the hell is wrong with you. Bust up their best hitter and do it tonight, and do it on purpose.
    The TV cuts into prime baseball time with the shadows obviously a pertinent factor for about four to five innings denying accurate eyesight of the hitters to the craziness of the baseballs coming at them
    at those breakneck speeds. Screw the TV, start the game when it can be played safely. It what they do all season long and now we change so some people can watch the game in New York?

    If we don’t retailiate, we are the cowards of the diamond.

    • paperlions - Oct 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Regardless of what happens, you’ll still be an idiot who doesn’t understand what cowardice is.

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