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Carlos Beltran will be a game time decision

Oct 24, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

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The X-Rays were negative, but as of early this afternoon Carlos Beltran remains a game time decision to play tonight. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch doubts he’ll play.

It stinks that the one thing that went right for the Cardinals last night — Beltran catching what would have been a grand slam, and injuring his ribs in the process — could potentially harm them more in this World Series than all of their silly goofups in Game 1. Those all ceased to matter last night. ┬áBeltran being out or diminished could cost them multiple games.

  1. gostlcards5 - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Totally agree. The lineup is much more potent with him in it. It also sucks to lose him on a play where his movement was so effortless that it really didn’t look like he hit the wall very hard.

    • blues1988 - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      not that this would matter and it’s obviously small sample size but beltran is 0/9 with 3 k’s in his lifetime vs lackey. sit him tonight for a pinch hit situation, get him a days rest, have him ready for game 3. not ideal but not awful either. seemed hanley looked sharpest in game 3 after his day of rest.

  2. Mark Armour - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Craig’s injury likely costs Metheny the opportunity to DH Beltran tonight.

  3. mornelithe - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    As a Sox fan, I hope Beltran is able to return, it’s terrible to have an important cog injured at any point, let alone the World Series.

  4. doubleogator - Oct 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    All drama, he’ll be ready to play and play well….

  5. thomas655 - Oct 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    It is an awful shame that Carlos Beltran finally gets to the World Series, and gets injured early in Game #1. Hope you are able to come back and play in the series, Carlos.

  6. spudchukar - Oct 24, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    This just in, he is starting!

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