Last year, it was Jake Westbrook who wore the Pendant of Effectiveness that Dave Duncan got from a wizard back in '83, helping the Cardinals in the second half of 2010 and signing a contract extension. This year, though, the pendant went to Kyle Lohse, and with Westbrook the Cardinals' fifth-best starter on the roster, he was left off the playoff roster for the first two rounds.
He's back for the World Series, though, and considering how much time the Cards' bullpen got in the NLDS and NLCS, there's a pretty good chance he'll see some action. From Jayson Stark:
StLCardinals make it official. Schumaker & Westbrook on World Series roster. Chambers & McClellan off.
Westbook makes the roster at the expense of reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever Kyle McClellan, who pitched a third of an inning in the NLCS, allowing two hits and a run. McClellan scuffled at the end of the regular season too, giving up at least one earned run in seven of his final 12 outings.
The Cardinals will also welcome back Skip Schumaker, who missed the NLCS with an oblique tweak. To clear a spot for him, St. Louis opted to leave off the speedy/slappy Adron Chambers, who has only eight at-bats in his MLB career.