Published October 16, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy calls it a "good chance" second baseman Marco Scutaro will play in Game 3 of the NL championship series against the Cardinals on Wednesday after injuring his hip during Monday's Game 2.
Bochy said in a text message to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Scutaro is "doing fine," along with first base coach Roberto Kelly, who sustained a concussion when hit by a batting practice ball from Buster Posey on Saturday. Kelly missed Games 1 and 2 but traveled with the team to St. Louis on Tuesday, Bochy said.
"Marco and Roberto are with us and doing fine," Bochy said. "Good chance Marco can go tomorrow."
Scutaro strained his left hip when the Cardinals' Matt Holliday crashed into him with a hard slide in Game 2 on Monday night at AT&T Park. Scutaro had an MRI exam after the game. X-rays were negative.
Scutaro went down in the first inning of the Giants' 7-1 win, then hit a two-run single in the fourth before coming out of the game after the fifth inning.
After the game, Bochy said, "I really think they got away with an illegal slide there."
The Giants were scheduled to work out at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.