Milwaukee Brewers fans are ready for playoff baseball at Miller Park
Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Brewers made just one change Friday for their National League Championship Series roster, going from 11 to 12 pitchers in a nod to a best-of-seven series.
The extra pitcher is left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeño, who gives the Brewers another pitcher to match up against left-handed hitters in the late innings. Cedeño replaces Keon Broxton, who was one of three extra outfielders on the NL Division Series roster.
The Dodgers also added a lefty to their roster to put in the pen, Julio Urías, who missed much of the season with injuries. So, they’re covering themselves for late-inning matchups as well.
The Brewers are still carrying three pitchers who did not see action in the NLDS: Junior Guerra, Freddy Peralta and Gio Gonzalez, who gets the Game 1 start Friday night against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
So, here is the Brewers’ NLCS roster:
Catchers (2): Erik Kratz, Manny Piña.
Infielders (6): Jesús Aguilar, Orlando Arcia, Mike Moustakas, Hernán Pérez, Jonathan Schoop, Travis Shaw.
Outfielders (5): Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, Curtis Granderson, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich.
Pitchers (12): RH Corbin Burnes, LH Xavier Cedeño, RH Jhoulys Chacín, LH Gio Gonzalez, RH Junior Guerra, LH Josh Hader, RH Jeremy Jeffress, RH Corey Knebel, LH Wade Miley, RH Freddy Peralta, RH Joakim Soria, RH Brandon Woodruff.