Finally, Your NLDS Roster: Yes To Ethier & Gordon, No To Hairston

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As expected, the Dodgers took until the absolute very last second to make this decision, so much so that this didn’t even become public until 34 minutes after the 10am ET deadline. But finally, we have a roster:

Pitchers (11)
SP (4) — Clayton KershawZack GreinkeHyun-jin RyuRicky Nolasco
RP (7) — Kenley JansenBrian WilsonJ.P. HowellRonald BelisarioPaco RodriguezChris Withrow, Chris Capuano

Hitters (14)
C (2) — A.J. EllisTim Federowicz
IF (6) — Adrian GonzalezMark EllisHanley RamirezJuan UribeNick PuntoMichael Young
OF (4) — Carl CrawfordYasiel PuigSkip SchumakerScott Van Slyke
PH (1) — Andre Ethier
PR (1 )— Dee Gordon

Pretty close to what we expected, really, but with the great news that Gordon did in fact make it over Jerry Hairston, which I find shocking but exciting — it’s absolutely the right move.

Capuano did end up making it over Edinson Volquez, which I considered to be something of a toss-up, but as the last pitcher in the bullpen it’s not super relevant. No Brandon League, no Carlos Marmol, no Hairston… considering the options available, this is about the best we could have hoped for, I think.

351 comments
Technogit
Technogit

Well, I guess this lineup isn't anything unexpected. Still, I feel badly for the guys who didn't make it. But, will guys like Kemp and Hairston be traveling with the team? Sitting in the dugout? Sitting in the stands feels awkward.

InsideThePark (Ethier, Kemp, Puig)
InsideThePark (Ethier, Kemp, Puig)

Marmol is a risk because of occasional wildness but his stuff is decent. Cap looks to be the insurance long man if a contest turns into a laugher

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

Wow, I'm surprised - I think it's the best roster we could have.

Now, I'm just hoping Donnie uses Gordon as a pinch runner in the highest-leverage situation - with the game on the line in the late innings - and not just the automatic runner if Ethier gets on base.

Lobo
Lobo

Alright peeps, I'm heading out now.  I'll probably check in before the game but if not, keep an eye out for me in Right Field tonight, I'll be wearing my Puig shirt and Dodger hat.

Go Dodgers!

TheReggieHurley
TheReggieHurley

do playoff games start on time or is there a small delay?

DodgerBytes
DodgerBytes

per FKB,

Hanley Ramirez if 5-for-9 with a HR and Skip Schumaker is 4-for-9 with a 2B lifetime vs. Kris Medlen.

So yes Drank, Skip is starting in CF.

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

There's something about the way Tommy is holding her arm. Almost like film logic: if you hold her by the upper arm, she can't do anything. 

Tycho Blue
Tycho Blue

@Lobo Drive safe man, and don't forget the Y'all Racist sign.

SaintCookies
SaintCookies

@Batted Bob That's just Pez, he's just a grouch. He's from Boston and not a Pittsburgh fan either. Just ignore him

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

@Lobo *not in that order. if you miss the game, i still want the dodgers to win.