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Reds NLDS roster & Game One lineup

Collect all 25.

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I don't think there are really an surprises, but here it is anyway. I thought Leake might be a little more useful, given his ability to pinch-hit and go long in an emergency extra inning situation, but Hoover is fully deserving of a seat in the bullpen.

Cairo and Valdez both made it, which isn't really news. I'm way over it, especially with the different logic in the playoffs. You use your best players as much as you can. Cairo and Valdez are there for moral support as much as anything else.

Leave the roster-baiting behind, It's almost PLAYOFF TIME.

Game 1 Lineup vs. Matt Cain

Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Zack Cozart (R) SS
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Scott Rolen (R) 3B
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Johnny Cueto (R) P

25-man roster for the series


Ryan Hanigan
Dioner Navarro

Joey Votto
Brandon Phillips
Scott Rolen
Zack Cozart
Todd Frazier
Miguel Cairo
Wilson Valdez

Ryan Ludwick
Drew Stubbs
Jay Bruce
Chris Heisey
Xavier Paul

Johnny Cueto
Bronson Arroyo
Mat Latos
Homer Bailey

Aroldis Chapman
Sean Marshall
Jonathan Broxton
Sam LeCure

Jose Arredondo

J.J. Hoover
Alfredo Simon