Filed under: Stream Cardinals Carlos Beltran injury: left knee strain sidelines Cardinals star vs. Giants Contributors: SB Nation St. Louis Staff Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Carlos Beltran injury: left knee strain sidelines Cardinals star vs. Giants Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email The St. Louis Cardinals could be without Carlos Beltran for part of the NLCS after he injured his knee in the first inning of Game 3 against the San Francisco Giants. 6 Total Updates Since Oct 17, 2012, 3:36pm CDT Follow this stream October 19, 2012 Beltran back in the Cardinals lineup for Game 5 By Riley Breckenridge St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran will return to the lineup on Friday night after missing Game 4 of the NLCS with a sore left knee. October 19, 2012 Matt Carpenter is... The Understudy By Dan Moore Matt Carpenter is the St. Louis Cardinals' official understudy. His most recent gig: Carlos Beltran in a community theater performance of the National League Championship Series. October 17, 2012 Carlos Beltran injury "not serious" By pardeeptoor Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the NLCS in the first inning with an apparent left knee strain, but the injury is not serious and he could return to the lineup for Game 4. October 17, 2012 Cardinals OF Beltran has left knee strain By Bryan Kilpatrick@purplerowBK St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran left Wednesday's NLCS game against the Giants with a left knee strain. Beltran was replaced by Matt Carpenter, who homered in his first at-bat. October 17, 2012 MattCarp homers in first AB as Beltran's fill-in By Dan Moore Matt Carpenter hit a home run in his first at-bat as Carlos Beltran's replacement in Game 3 of the NLCS. October 17, 2012 Carlos Beltran leaves Game 3 in 2nd inning By Dan Moore Carlos Beltran injury concerns flared up again when Mike Matheny pulled him for Matt Carpenter in Game 3.