Jenifer Langosch reports that the St. Louis Cardinals have set their roster for the NLDS.
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) October 3, 2013
The roster is as follows:
Pitchers (12): Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Martinez, Seth Maness, John Axford, Randy Choate, Edward Mujica
Position Players (13): Yadier Molina, Tony Cruz, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Pete Kozma, Daniel Descalso, Kolten Wong, David Freese, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Shane Robinson, Adron Chambers
Langosch mentions that Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha will both be available out of the bullpen in game one, and suggests that Joe Kelly could be the game three starter. Lance Lynn is starting game two.
The notable thing about this roster is that Allen Craig isn’t listed. Craig has been injured and wasn’t expected to be healthy for this series. That obviously hurts the Cardinals offense, as it takes his unreal production with runners in scoring position out of the lineup. Matt Adams could start at first base, giving them a good replacement. Ultimately this means their bench will be weaker, as they wouldn’t have Adams as a late inning pinch hitter.
The Pirates roster hasn’t been announced yet.