According to a report from USA Today, Reds manager Dusty Baker is seriously considering replacing injured shortstop Orlando Cabrera on the playoff roster, making him "ineligible for the NL Championship Series should they rally from their 2-games-to-none deficit in the NLDS." Laughs.
Cabrera was lifted from the game after the 4th inning with an injury that could only be described as, "pulled muscles in his left side." Now, I'm no doctor, but judging from his comments made after the Game One no-hitter, we can assume it's menstrual cramps.
"He called my trainer and said he wasn't any better, and it's been bothering him for a while now," manager Dusty Baker said before the Reds' workout at Great American Ball Park Saturday. "He'll get better and then it bothers him again. I think it's going to be tough for him to play."
For now, it's just a waiting game for the Reds as they see if he is ready to go for tomrrow's 7:07 (or 8:07!) start. They have put AAA infielder Chris Valaika on standby as they await an answer.
The injury couldn't have happened to a better guy.