Hanley Ramirez scratched from Dodgers’ lineup with bruised ribs.

Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez was hit in the left side of his rib cage Friday in the first inning of Game 1. (Getty Images)

Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup about an hour before Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

Ramirez was hit on the left side of his rib cage by a 95-mph Joe Kelly fastball in the first inning Friday. He played all 13 innings of Game 1 but was in obvious pain after the game. He is expected to receive x-rays to determine the severity of his injury soon.

No word yet on whether Ramirez will be available as a pinch hitter late in the game. Andre Ethier, scratched with soreness in his lower left leg, will be available off the bench.

Here is the Dodgers’ new lineup:

Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Yasiel Puig RF
Juan Uribe 3B
Skip Schumaker CF
A.J. Ellis C
Nick Punto SS
Clayton Kershaw P

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.