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Video: Jose Ramirez falls over on incredible double play

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While Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco battled to even the ALDS standings on Saturday, Cleveland’s All-Star second baseman Jose Ramirez used rather unorthodox methods to keep the Astros at bay. In the bottom of the third inning, with one out and runners hovering at the corners, Houston slugger Jose Altuve chopped a grounder out to third base. Josh Donaldson snared the ball and flipped it to Ramirez, who lost his balance as he ran to cover the base and promptly fell over — just seconds after firing the ball over to first to complete the double play.

It was a turn so quick and a throw so precise that you have to see it to believe it:

Yonder Alonso caught the throw from Ramirez to eliminate the tying run and bring the inning to a close. Through five innings of ALDS Game 2, Carrasco has shut out the Astros on five hits and three strikeouts so far.

The Indians currently lead 1-0 in the sixth following Francisco Lindor‘s third-inning solo shot off of Gerrit Cole.

The Dodgers lineup looks funny

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Lineups come out every day and I look at them every day and I give very little thought to them as long as they include the sorts of players who are appropriate to the game.

On Opening Day everyone important should be playing. Between then and the last day of the season it can be almost anyone depending on health and how much rest they need. In the playoffs it should be the best possible players once again, adjusted for platoon stuff. Usually it all washes by. Managers, our criticisms of them notwithstanding, tend to be pretty good at their jobs.

The Dodgers lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS caught my eye, though, because I can’t remember ever seeing a lineup in which the players were listed, basically, in defensive order. Really, with the exception of the catcher not batting first, have you ever seen a lineup with the defensive positions arranged like this? I haven’t. It’s fun, though!

1. David Freese (R) 1B
2. Max Muncy (L) 2B
3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
4. Manny Machado (R) SS
5. Cody Bellinger (L) CF
6. Chris Taylor (R) LF
7. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
8. Austin Barnes (R) C
9. Hyun-Jin Ryu (R) P

For the Brewers, things are a bit more conventional. Kudos to Craig Counsell for not putting an askterisk or a question mark next to Wade Miley, though, which I presume means he’ll last for more than one batter:

1. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
2. Christian Yelich (L) RF
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Travis Shaw (L) 2B
5. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B
6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
7. Erik Kratz (R) C
8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS
9. Wade Miley (L) P

Is it the last Brewers lineup of the season? Tune in tonight to find out.