Found October 13, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Jeremy Affeldt is no stranger to odd injuries.  In the past, he has stabbed himself while cutting burger patties and hurt his knee while greeting his son.  On Thursday, he fell down the dugout stairs after moving to avoid a line-drive foul ball.  In doing so, he jammed his left thumb.  After the incident he said he was alright, but he was wearing a brace which was cause for some concern.  However, X-Rays came back negative, and Affeldt has not been ruled out for Game One of the National League Championship Series. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Affeldt said he is fine and he thinks he will be available for Game One.  He said the X-Rays on his jammed thumb came back clean.  Luckily for Affeldt and the Giants, the NLCS does not start until Sunday, giving him time to rest.  The Giants clinched on Thursday. Affeldt is a 33-year old veteran and pitching in his fourth season with the Giants.  This is his third time being in the postseason.  He was with the Colorado Rockies when they made a run all the way to the World Series in 2007.  He was with the Giants when they won the World Series in 2010.  And now, he is hoping to help San Francisco make another run.  Affeldt has had a good amount of success in the postseason.  In 15 career games - all in relief - he has posted a 2.08 ERA.  That's almost a full two runs lower than his career regular season ERA of 4.01.  Of course, the playoffs are a much smaller sample size. The Giants will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco on Sunday after the Cardinals pulled off an improbable win over the Washington Nationals last night.  The Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth and went on to beat the Nationals 9-7.  Game One of the NLCS will be at 8:17 PM EST. Follow @mlbinjurynews
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