NLDS Game 2 lineups: Reds vs. Giants

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Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Reds and Giants. First pitch is 9:30 p.m. ET:

  CINCINNATI REDS             SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
1. Brandon Phillips, 2B     1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Zack Cozart, SS          2. Marco Scutaro, 2B
3. Joey Votto, 1B           3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Ryan Ludwick, LF         4. Buster Posey, C
5. Jay Bruce, RF            5. Hunter Pence, RF
6. Scott Rolen, 3B          6. Brandon Belt, 1B
7. Ryan Hanigan, C          7. Gregor Blanco, LF
8. Drew Stubbs, CF          8. Brandon Crawford, SS
9. Bronson Arroyo, RHP      9. Madison Bumgarner, LHP

Despite the matchup against a left-hander, the Reds will roll with the same lineup that netted them a Game 1 victory on Saturday night over righty Matt Cain. Some Reds fans have been clamoring for Todd Frazier to get the nod over Rolen at third base, but you know how manager Dusty Baker loves his veterans.

The Giants are also featuring the same batting order as Game 1. They’ll just hope for more production.

This one is being broadcast by TBS. We’ll have the usual in-game updates and postgame reaction.

Will Middlebrooks carted off field with left ankle injury

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Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.

The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.