Found October 03, 2013 on ChadMoriyama.com:
The Dodgers finally released their roster for the 2013 NLDS (‘finally’ because they had less than an hour to get it in), and it included some surprises. Good surprises. Starting Pitchers Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Hyun Jin Ryu Ricky Nolasco Relief Pitchers Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson J.P. Howell Ronald Belisario Paco Rodriguez Chris Withrow Chris Capuano No surprises with the starting rotation or the bullpen, except for Chris Capuano, who managed to beat out Edinson Volquez, Carlos Marmol, and Brandon League. Hard to think that his two pen appearances (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K) to end the season were the deciding factor here. Trust is the most important thing, and they could trust Capuano but not the other three. Also, Hyun Jin Ryu will start Game 3, with Ricky Nolasco slated for Game 4 … for now. Lineup (Projected) C – A.J. Ellis 1B – Adrian Gonzalez 2B – Mark Ellis 3B – Juan Uribe SS – Hanley Ramirez LF – Carl Crawford CF – Skip Schumaker RF – Yasiel Puig Bench C – Tim Federowicz 3B – Michael Young SS – Dee Gordon OF – Andre Ethier OF – Scott Van Slyke UT – Nick Punto Zero problems here because Andre Ethier can’t play the field or run the bases well. pinch hit. It’s basically how I wanted the roster constructed, though I’m surprised they went with Dee Gordon over Jerry Hairston Jr. Not complaining at all, just surprised. Solid choices by the front office and/or manager, and it honestly makes me feel better that they’re fielding what I think is the best roster possible. —– With the roster settled and everything optimal, expect Mark Ellis and Skip Schumaker to lead the offense, Ricky Nolasco to lead the rotation, and Chris Capuano to lead the bullpen. Baseball happens.
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