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Dodgers Set 26-Man Roster for NLDS Against San Francisco and it’s Mostly as Expected



The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially announced their 26-man roster for the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. For the 5-game series, there really weren’t any surprises for LA.

As Dave Roberts previously mentioned, the team is running with 12 pitchers on the roster for this series. Walker Buehler rejoins the active roster after being left off for the one-game Wild Card round. Also joining Walker is left-handed pitcher David Price, who was left off while LA faced the predominantly righty swinging St. Louis Cardinals.

PITCHERS

  • RHP Phil Bickford
  • RHP Walker Buehler
  • RHP Tony Gonsolin
  • RHP Brusdar Graterol
  • RHP Kenley Jansen
  • RHP Joe Kelly
  • RHP Corey Knebel
  • LHP David Price
  • RHP Max Scherzer
  • RHP Blake Treinen
  • LHP Julio Urias
  • LHP Alex Vesia

On the position player side, the Dodgers drop Zach McKinstry and Luke Raley to make room for the pitchers added for the series, but outfielders Billy McKinney and Steve Souza remain active. Max Muncy remains off the active roster.

Position Players

  • C Austin Barnes
  • 1B Matt Beaty
  • CF Cody Bellinger
  • RF Mookie Betts
  • IF/OF Gavin Lux
  • OF/1B Billy McKinney
  • LF AJ Pollock
  • 1B/PH Albert Pujols
  • SS Corey Seager
  • C Will Smith
  • OF Steven Souza
  • IF/OF Chris Taylor
  • 3B Justin Turner
  • 2B Trea Turner

First pitch is set for 6:37 PM PT at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The Dodgers send Walker Buehler to the bump against Logan Webb of the Giants.

NEXT: Dodgers to Host Viewing Party For Division Series Road Games at the Ravine

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. I would have preferred Bruihl over Price. But, Roberts must have been thinking about having someone who could give them length in the event of an early exit from a SP. Still, don’t know how much length they could get from Price.

    And, I hope he was thinking McKinney and Sousa might be good as 9th inning defensive replacements. Hopefully, he would use them in pinch hitting roles should the game get to a 17th inning.

    I won’t question Roberts beyond that. He was near perfect in playoff mode for the WC game and think he will be for the NLDS.

    • Paparulez, I didn’t mention it, but you were already inside my brain. Was thinking the same as you on Bruil vs Price. I think DR is going with experience here. I’m certainly not going to second guess the winningest manager in baseball history.

  2. Only change I would have made is a swap of McKinstry and Souza. But with McKinney already a lefty, DR wants the righty Souza for balance and I can live with that. Sad to see no Muncy and I know why. Was just hoping for a Kirk Gibson moment.

    • Hey there! It would still work out that Dodgers would have 12 pitchers and 14 position players. So maybe another pitcher would be replaced but I get the feeling both McKinney and Souza would not be on the roster but maybe one of those 2. But IIWII.Dodgers must find ways to win without CK and Muncy.

  3. Dodger Boy, that goes without saying. The only criticism I might offer is I may have swapped out Price and Bruihl. Bruihl has been really tough on lefties. Guys like Yaz, Wade, LaStella, Dickerson and Duggar would have a tougher time against Bruihl than Price IMHO. But then again I’m not the manager. So I’ll just shut up and watch what will be an absolutely epic series! Can’t wait.

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