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NLDS Roster for Cardinals and Braves

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Both the Cardinals and Braves have announced their 25-man rosters for the NLDS. Game time is 4:00 Central on TBS.


Pitchers (12): Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright, Carlos Martinez, Tyler Webb (L), Genesis Cabrera (L), Andrew Miller (L), John Brebbia, Giovanny Gallegos, Ryan Helsley, Daniel Ponce de Leon

Catchers (2): Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters

Infielders (6): Paul Goldschmidt, Kolten Wong, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, Matt Carpenter, Yairo Munoz

Outfielders (5): Marcell Ozuna, Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler, Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena


Pitchers (11): Dallas Keuchel (L), Mike Foltynewicz, Mike Soroka, Max Fried (L), Mark Melancon, Shane Greene, Chris Martin, Sean Newcomb (L), Darren O’Day, Josh Tomlin, Luke Jackson

Catchers (3): Brian McCann, Tyler Flowers, Francisco Cervelli

Infielders (5): Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Josh Donaldson, Adeiny Hechavarria

Outfielders (6): Ronald Acuna, Nick Markakis, Matt Joyce, Billy Hamilton, Adam Duvall, Rafael Ortega

Cardinal Surprises

The biggest surprise to me is the addition of Ponce de Leon. While well qualified to serve as a long reliever, his only being used twice since making a spot start in the September 1st doubleheader made me think Shildt didn’t have him in his plans. I did not believe that Shildt would pull the trigger in leaving John Gant off of the roster, despite it being the right move with his struggles with walks. Junior Fernandez and his 50% HR/FB rate were left off, and his 2 rough outings appeared to sink his chances. With Rangel Ravelo garnering a significant portion of the pinch-hitting opportunities lately, I was mildly surprised that Shildt left him off, but Randy Arozarena provides the club with better speed and defense.