Liveblogging Colorado Rockies Vs. Philadelphia Phillies NLDS Game 1
**Update--Rockies win 4-2! Make that 15 wins in 16 games . . .
Okay--liveblogging a sporting event takes the fun out of the actual game. Commentary will follow what will hopefully be a Rockies win. As of the top of the 5th, everything looks good . . .
Rockies 2nd inning--Todd Helton triple! Atkins double, Helton scores! Spilborghs walks. Torrealba single, Atkins scores. 2-0 Rockies. Team appears not to be phased by Monday's extra-innings game, the flight to Philly or simply playing on the road. Gives Francis some room. Francis' sacrifice bunt moves runners to 2nd and 3rd, good out. Matsui walks, bases loaded! Walks home Spilborghs, 3-0! Holliday strikes out with bases loaded. Oh well, 3-0 Rox!
Phillies--Their pitcher was rattled a bit in the top of the inning. Strikeout #4. Groundout. Francis issues a walk. Flyout. Francis continues no-hitter through 2.
Rockies 1st inning--1-2-3.
Phillies--Jeff Francis bails himself out, strikes out three consecutive batters, shakes off initial jitters. 3 K's, impressive!
Opening pitch in a few moments . . .
Playoff roster for the Colorado Rockies unveiled--ineffective pitcher Jorge Julio has been left off the NLDS roster.