Carlos Beltran out, Matt Carpenter in

Carlos Beltran has morphed into his supernova-robotic-half-god form, as he's wont to do when it's time for the playoffs, but there's a catch: He's still in his semi-brittle Carlos Beltran human form. After just an inning of Game 3 in the NLCS, Beltran had to leave the game because of an (as yet) undisclosed injury.

Beltran has been dealing with an injury to his left hand, and after Game 2, he was seen wearing a wrap. There was nothing to worry about according to Beltran himself:

Beltran has had issues with his knees over the years, and he underwent surgery on his right knee in 2010, but he didn't appear to have any issues running down to first:


Matt Carpenter came into the game to play right field and bat second in the order. Through an inning-and-a-half, the game is scoreless.

Edit: It's the left knee -- Beltran is day-to-day with a strain

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