Starting pitchers Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter, two of the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason heroes of the past, were both included on the team's 25-man roster for its National League Division Series with the Washington Nationals.
Neither player was active for Friday's 6-3 victory over Atlanta in the wild card playoff, nor was fellow starter Jaime Garcia. All three have been added for this series, with each scheduled to start one of the first three games.
Wainwright, the closer on the 2006 St. Louis squad that won the World Series, will take the ball in Sunday's Game 1, with Garcia slated to follow on Monday.
Carpenter, who amassed a stellar 4-0 record with a 3.25 ERA in six starts during St. Louis' run to last season's World Series title, will begin Game 3 when the series shifts to Washington on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander has missed the majority of 2012 due to arm surgery, but returned to make three late-season starts.
Relief pitcher Sam Freeman, catcher Bryan Anderson and infielder Ryan Jackson were left off the NLDS roster to make room for the trio after each was eligible to play in the wild card game.