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Key hit in playoff helps Smith make Rockies' roster

10/3/2007 - MLB Seth Smith Colorado Rockies + more

PHILADELPHIA --Outfielder Seth Smith, a September call-up
who had a key hit in Colorado's tiebreaker win over San Diego, is
part of the Rockies' 25-man roster for the start of the playoffs.

Smith, who went 5-for-8 as a pinch-hitter after being called up,
was included over minor league power prospects Joe Koshansky and
Ian Stewart.

Smith tripled in the sixth and scored on Kaz Matsui's shallow
sacrifice fly for a 6-5 lead Monday against the Padres. The Rockies
won 9-8 in 13 innings for the NL Wild Card spot.

The Rockies, who went 14-1 down the stretch, open Wednesday at
Philadelphia in their first postseason series since 1995.

Left off the roster for the division series against the
Phillies was right-hander Jorge Julio, who surrendered a two-run
homer to Scott Hairston in the top of the 13th before the Rockies
rallied for three runs.