Use your eyes – What do you see?
I have watched the Hanley Ramirez flop into the seats over and over, and while I can see that he might be battered and bruised, I would be shocked if it is serious. Unlike Matt Kemp’s ankle, which was nearly turned inside-out, Hanley’s shoulder didn’t seem to be subjected to unusual trauma. Hopefully, it’s just a slight strain. That said, with the Dodgers’ luck, he probably blew out his shoulder and will have to have a shoulder transplant with a primate.
The MRI will likely tell the tale! I am assuming that he will be out of the lineup at least Monday, but hopefully Puig will be back. The injury bug for this team has been unprecedented.
I have often heard that Hanley is not a good shortstop and the stat geeks have a plethora of defensive stats to back it up.
Again, what do you see? Use your eyes!
I saw pretty good shortstop who made some great plays with very few bad ones. Add in the fact that his was hitting and producing better than any other hitter in baseball and you will know that if Hanley Ramirez is out for an extended period of time, the Dodgers are in trouble. They can take the series from the Cards without Hanley, but they can’t sustain it without him. Let’s hope the MRI is negative and he’s day-to-day!
Tomorrow’s game should be a doozzzy! Wainwright vs. Greinke – here’s my lineup:
- Crawford LF
- Schumaker 2B
- Gonzales 1B
- Puig RF
- Ethier CF
- Ellis C
- Uribe 3B
- Punto SS
- Greinke P
The Cards have a culture of tough pitching and clutch hitting. Let’s see if the Dodgers are learning how to do that!
P.S. Tomorrow, Brandon League will be the closer!