Looks like Shin-Soo Choo’s head first slide into first base in the ninth inning last night caused an injury that led to his replacement in today’s lineup. Derrick Robinson will play CF and (of course) lead off.
Also, Jack Hannahan is starting at 3B over Todd Frazier. Frazier hit a home run and turned in two sparkling defensive plays last night.
Interesting choice to play Robinson instead of Billy Hamilton – not only for today’s game, but what it might say about postseason rosters.
Update: John Fay is tweeting Choo did jam his left thumb. “Not bad, but I don’t want to make it worse.” On the slide: “Stupid play.”