Cardinals carry 10 pitchers on wild-card roster

The St. Louis Cardinals are carrying 10 pitchers, one more than

the Braves, on their 25-man roster for their NL wild-card game

against Atlanta.

Kyle Lohse is starting Friday. Manager Mike Matheny has only one

other starting pitcher, Lance Lynn, active for the game. Braves

manager Fredi Gonzalez has three starting pitchers on his


The Cardinals are carrying three catchers, with Bryan Anderson

and Tony Cruz available behind starter Yadier Molina.

Marc Rzepczynski and Sam Freeman are the only left-handers in

the Cardinals’ bullpen.

Matheny is sticking with second baseman Daniel Descalso and

shortstop Pete Kozma as his starting middle-infield


Winning teams in the wild-card games can reset their rosters for

the division series.