The Phils have just announced their 25-man roster for the National League Divisional series. They plan to take 10 pitchers with them for the short five-game series and 15 position players. Among those who were left off of the roster were Danys Baez (big surprise after what happened on Sunday), David Herndon (was somewhat expected) and Kyle Kendrick (somewhat shocked, but I can live with it), while those who were placed on the roster includes Antonio Bastardo (expected, as they need a second left hander to help J.C. Romero, and he has been pitching very well lately), Dom Brown (I just hope they’ll use him) and Greg Dobbs (Oh, I know that there’s going to be a lot of Phils fans who will think that Uncle Chuck has lost his mind letting him anywhere near the roster.)
Starters: Infield: Ryan Howard (1st Base), Chase Utley (2nd Base), Jimmy Rollins (SS), Placido Polanco (3rd Base)
Outfield: Raul Ibanez (Left), Shane Victorino (Center), Jayson Werth (Right)
Catcher: Carlos Ruiz
Bench: Brian Schneider (C), Mike Sweeney (1st Base), Wilson Valdez (Inf), Greg Dobbs (Inf), Ben Francisco (OF), Ross Gload (Inf-OF), Dom Brown (OF)
Pitchers: Starters: Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton (will be coming out of the bullpen this series)
Relief Corps: Jose Contreras, Chad Durbin, J.C. Romero, Antonio Bastardo, Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge
Although not on the roster, Baez, Herndon and Kendrick will travel with the team, along with catcher Paul Hoover and pitcher Jamie Moyer, in case an injury happens to someone on the 25-man roster.