None of these moves are particularly surprising, especially Tony La Russa's preference to go with the experienced hands.
Reyes is not needed in the NLDS, as the Cardinals can go with three starters, given the two days off. He will likely be kept ready to start later if needed. Jason Marquis is the long reliever, hopefully playing the role of the Maytag repairman.
La Russa went with only two lefties, meaning rookie Chris Narveson sits. Inconsistent Jorge Sosa also was left off, with Josh Hancock well enough to pitch.
Neither Vizcaino nor Schumaker had a realistic chance to make the roster, nor should they have, unless either David Eckstein or Jim Edmonds couldn't go.
Rosters can be adjusted between rounds, assuming the Cardinals advance, of course.
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