Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Division Series matchups are finally all set, as the Rockies defeated the Padres in a game for the ages last night.

Unfortunately, I only made it through the 11th inning before I finally turned off the TV and went to bed, so I missed the wild finish. After the Padres took an 8-6 lead in the top of the 13th on a Scott Hairston home run, all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman came in to seal the victory, but the Rockies had other ideas. Extra-base hits by Kaz Matsui, Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Holliday tied the score. With Holliday on third, reserve Jamey Carroll lofted a fly ball to right fielder Brian Giles, who threw home to try to get Holliday. There was a collision at the plate and the ball was knocked loose from catcher Michael Barrett. Despite the fact that Holliday may have never touched the plate, the umpire signaled him safe and the Rockies were in the Division Series.

The Rockies were amazing. They won 14 out of their last 15 to make the playoffs. They never quit, even against a Hall of Fame closer.

So the two miracle teams, the Phillies and Rockies meet in one of the NLDS series. Here are my predictions for the playoffs. Check back in about a month to see how I did!

Boston over LA Angels in 4 games
Cleveland over NY Yankees in 5 games

Phillies over Rockies in 5 games
Arizona over Cubs in 4 games

ALCS: Red Sox over Cleveland in 7 games
NLCS: Phillies over Diamondbacks in 7 games

World Series: Red Sox over Phillies in 5 games

What? Did you think I was going to pick someone else?


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