3:00 PM ET, October 3, 2007
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Goats: The Phillies' top trio of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins combined to go 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts. Utley, a .332 hitter, struck out four times. Cole Hamels, making his first career start against the Rockies, allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings, fanning seven and uncharacteristically walking four.
• Figure this: Francis had a 15.12 ERA against the Phillies this season.
• Quotable: "Some of the hitters may have been uptight, but Francis was way better than the other times I've seen him." -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel
-- ESPN.com news services
Rockies 4, Phillies 2
|The Phillies don't have a good history when losing the first game in a postseason series. Here's the results:|
|1993 WS||Lost to Blue Jays|
|1981 NLDS||Lost to Expos|
|1978 NLCS||Lost to Dodgers|
|1976 NLCS||Lost to Reds|
|1950 World Series||Lost to Yankees|
The Phillies are only 1-4 in the World Series, but this has been a surprising season.
|1993||Lost to Blue Jays, 4-2|
|1983||Lost to Orioles, 4-1|
|1980||Beat Royals, 4-2|
|1950||Lost to Yankees, 4-0|
|1915||Lost to Red Sox, 4-1|
|1993||Beat Braves, 4-2|
|1983||Beat Dodgers, 3-1|
|1980||Beat Astros, 3-2|
|1978||Lost to Dodgers, 3-1|
|1977||Lost to Dodgers, 3-1|
|1976||Lost to Reds, 3-0|
|1981||Lost to Expos, 3-2|
The Rockies have only been to the postseason once before, but they're also the hottest team in the league going into the playoffs.
|1995||Lost to Braves, 3-1|
Colorado's only other playoff win was on Oct. 6, 1995. The Rockies, then a third-year franchise, beat Atlanta 7-5 to temporarily avoid elimination. ... Torrealba was the only Colorado starter with postseason experience.
|2nd||G Atkins doubled to left, T Helton scored.||1||0|
|2nd||Y Torrealba singled to shallow center, G Atkins scored, R Spilborghs to second.||2||0|
|2nd||T Tulowitzki walked, R Spilborghs scored, Y Torrealba to third, K Matsui to second.||3||0|
|5th||A Rowand homered to right.||3||1|
|5th||P Burrell homered to left.||3||2|
|8th||M Holliday homered to left center.||4||2|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||45,655 (104.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||81 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Chuck Meriwether, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg|