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Rockies vs. Brewers: Colorado Rockies release NLDS roster

New series means a new 25-man roster

With a new playoff series beginning on Thursday, the Colorado Rockies announced their 25-man NLDS roster ahead of Game 1 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

There are a few changes from the Wild Card Game roster, some expected and others unexpected. Starters Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland are joined on the NLDS roster by fellow starting pitchers Tyler Anderson (the announced Game 2 starter), and German Marquez.

Jon Gray’s omission isn’t too surprising considering his tumultuous September, and it seems the Rockies deemed his struggles too serious to include him on the roster for the best-of-five series.

Out of the bullpen, Harrison Musgrave and Chris Rusin are the lefties, while the usual suspects of Scott Oberg, Seunghwan Oh, Adam Ottavino, and Wade Davis enter from the right side. Rookie DJ Johnson, who, at this time two years ago, was in a lumberyard wondering if he would play affiliated baseball gain, finds himself on the playoff roster. Chad Bettis will be the long man out of the 'pen.

The Rockies will carry just two catchers for the NLDS, with Chris Iannetta, and Wild Card Game hero Tony Wolters all making the roster. Ian Desmond, DJ LeMahieu, Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Matt Holliday, and Carlos Gonzalez are all expected to get starts in this series. On the bench, Garrett Hampson, Gerardo Parra, Ryan McMahon will join whichever catcher doesn’t get the start.

The Rockies left both Pat Valaika Drew Butera off the roster after including them for the Wild Card Game.

In all the Rockies have 12 pitchers and 13 position players on the roster.

What do you think? Who should’ve been bumped for who?