John Clark of NBC10 reports on Twitter that Joe Blanton says he'll be on the roster when the Phillies open the NLDS Saturday. The news comes after several afternoon reports on Twitter that David Herndon was left off the roster. Blanton appeared in five games (7 IP) since returning from the disabled list, including a pair of bullpen starts, striking out 11 while walking none. He has appeared in nine postseason games, three as a reliever. In Beerleaguer's earlier poll, most readers preferred Blanton to Herndon on the NLDS roster. Clark also tweeted that Charlie Manuel will go with the same lineup he used through the final four games of the season.
Roster finalized: (Via CSNPhilly.com): Pitchers: Antonio Bastardo, Joe Blanton, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, Cliff Lee, Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, Roy Oswalt, Michael Stutes, Vance Worley; Catchers: Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider; Infielders: Ryan Howard, Michael Martinez, Placido Polanco, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Wilson Valdez; Outfielders: Ben Francisco, Ross Gload, Raúl Ibañez, John Mayberry Jr., Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino.