Rockies vs. Phillies NLDS Preview

Posted: 5th October 2009 by David Martin in MLB
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The Colorado Rockies enter the postseason against the same team that they started out with in 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies would love a repeat of the æ07 meeting, when the streaking Rox swept the Phillies in three games. While the two teams are essentially the same that they were in the first playoff meeting, some things are different. The Rockies are without slugger Matt Holliday, their undisputed leader in getting them to the playoffs, and eventually the World Series. He was shipped off to Oakland for three players, two of which have helped the Rockies make it back to postseason play. Carlos Gonzalez suffered through a rough June after being called up. He struggled to hit the off-speed pitch, and seemed over-matched. Those who watched him in the minor leagues knew t ...

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