St. Louis will use the same 25-man roster in the NLCS that they employed in the NLDS. The Cardinals hoped that first baseman Allen Craig could return from his left foot sprain and serve as a pinch-hitter during the series, but he has not progressed enough from his injury to return to the field.
The full Cardinals roster is listed below:
Position players: Yadier Molina, Tony Cruz, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, David Freese, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Shane Robinson and Adron Chambers.
Los Angeles made two changes to their roster, adding Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez to replace Paco Rodriguez and Chris Capuano. The decision to add both inconsistent right-handers to the roster has been a surprise to many:
Edinson Volquez and Carlos Marmol? I guess the Dodgers are preparing for when they need to issue a lot of intentional walks.— David Cameron (@DCameronFG) October 11, 2013
The full Dodgers roster is listed below:
Position players: Carl Crawford, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, Tim Federowicz, Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Yasiel Puig, Nick Punto, Hanley Ramirez, Skip Schumaker, Juan Uribe, Scott Van Slyke, Michael Young.
First pitch for Game 1 of the NLCS is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. ET, with TBS televising the game.