Brandon Belt is showing no improvement

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Brandon Belt was hit in the head by a thrown ball last Saturday and is on the disabled list with a concussion. Six days later and he’s not feeling any better. From the Chronicle:

Brandon Belt said he feels no improvement in his concussion symptoms and boarded the team flight unaware of any specific plans to see a specialist in San Francisco, although that is expected to happen.

That’s certainly not encouraging. Nor is the fact that, as Hank Schulman reports, Joe Panik, Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza all are banged up too.

The Giants are a game and a half up on the Dodgers. But the mounting injuries bode ill.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.