World Series Game 1-Dodgers Roster, Lineups

World Series 2017

The Dodgers have released their World Series roster and lineups for game 1 against the Astros which begins at 5:00 PM PST tonight at Dodger Stadium. The roster doesn’t see a whole lot of changes or surprises. Of course the big thing is Corey Seager returning to action after missing the entire NLCS because of a back injury. Charlie Culberson remains on the roster as does NLCS hero Enrique Hernandez. You’ll notice two position players left off the roster. Outfielder Curtis Granderson and rookie catcher Kyle Farmer are both not on the World Series roster respectively.

For Granderson, he’s been struggling before the postseason began. He’s batting just .045 (1 for 15) this postseason which included going 0 for 7 in the NLCS with 4 strikeouts. Granderson batted just .161 during the regular season for the Dodgers, but did hit 7 home runs with 12 runs batted in while getting 132 plate appearances and playing in 32 games.

Farmer is the Dodger’s third-string catcher who made his MLB debut this season. Farmer batted .300 (6 for 20) in 20 plate appearances during the regular season. One those hits included a walk-off hit against the Giants back in September. The Dodgers felt that with the DH being used for games 3-5 at Houston, that the Dodgers wouldn’t need him. Farmer was 0 for 4 in the NLCS and 0 for 5 overall this postseason.

On the pitching side, not much has changed except for Brandon McCarthy being added to the roster. The Dodgers will carry 12 pitchers, and 13 position players. Here is the official roster below.

Dodgers Roster

The Dodgers will break out their lefty-killing lineup as two ace southpaws square off in the opening game. Yasiel Puig moves up to the cleanup spot behind Cody Bellinger. Chris Taylor is back in center field as Corey Seager returns to shortstop batting sixth. NLCS hero Enrique Hernandez will be in left field and bats fifth. Austin Barnes will be behind the plate.

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Dodgers Lineup

Houston Roster

Astros Lineup

You can check out our game 1 preview with match-ups here. The Dodger’s quest to end the 29-year championship drought begins in a few hours.

Astronomical ticket prices

If you’re thinking about going to the game it may cost you more than you pay for a month’s worth of rent. Neighborhoods.com compares the insanely high ticket costs for the World Series at Dodger Stadium.

Scott Andes

Scott Andes

Scott Andes: Former Co-editor of Lasorda’s Lair. Longtime writer and Dodger fanatic

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