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Phillies to host Rockies in NLDS

The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the National League West title with a 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

Phillies to host Rockies in NLDS

The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the National League West title with a 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

The loss means the Rockies will be the NL wild-card team and open the Division Series on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Rockies rallied at the end of the season but might have lost pitcher Jorge DeRosa wit a groin injury last night and also have a number of players battling the flu.

"Going to Philadelphia, you know you are going to have to beat one of the best teams. Our guys are excited about that," manager Jim Tracy said after the game. 

Here is a look at how the two teams matched up this season:

Season series: Phillies won, 4-2

At home: Phillies won two of three, Aug. 4-6

Quick recap: The streaking Rockies came to Philly and took the first game, 8-3, as Garrett Atkins drove in four runs and Jamie Moyer struggled. In the second game, J.A. Happ pitched his second shutout of the season in a 7-0 win, with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Cliff Lee made his home debut a winner in a 3-1 victory, allowing a run and six hits, with nine strikeouts over seven innings.

On the road: Phillies won two of three, April 10-12

Quick recap: The freshly minted World Series champions got a rude beginning at Coors Field as Cole Hamels lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs in his season debut, a 10-3 loss. In the second game, the Phillies pounded out 15 hits and scored seven two-out runs for an 8-4 win, despite Brett Myers allowing three home runs. Matt Stairs' two-run, pinch-hit homer in the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 7-5 win in the finale.

Recent playoff history: The Rockies swept the Phillies in three games in the National League Division Series in 2007.

PHILLIES' HOT BATS VS. ROCKIES

Chase Utley: .421, 8-for-19, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Jayson Werth: .391, 9-for-23, 2 HR, 8 RBI

Raul Ibanez: .304, 7-for-23, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Pedro Feliz: .350, 7-for-20, 1 HR, 5 RBI

ROCKIES' HOT BATS VS. PHILLIES

Dexter Fowler: .429, 9-for-21, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Ryan Spillborghs: .348, 8-for-23, 0 HR, 3 RBI

Garrett Atkins: .304, 7-for-23, 3 HR, 8 RBI

PHILS' COLD BAT VS. ROCKIES

Ryan Howard: .250, 6-for-24, 0 HR, 4 RBI

ROCKIES' COLD BATS VS. PHILS

Todd Helton: .190, 4-for-21, 0 HR, 4 RBI

Clint Barmes: .190, 4-for-21, 1 HR, 3 RBI

PHILS' HOT ARMS VS. ROCKIES

Cliff Lee: 1-0, 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 9 K

*Brad Lidge: 0-0, 4 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 K

*Ryan Madson: 1-0, 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 K

J.A. Happ: 1-0, 11 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 11 K

ROCKIES' HOT ARM VS. PHILS

Jason Marquis: 1-0, 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 K

PHILS' COLD ARM VS. ROCKIES

Cole Hamels: 0-1, 3, 7 IP, 11 H, 1 K

ROCKIES' COLD ARMS VS. PHILS

*Huston Street: 0-1, 1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 K

*Manny Corpas: 0-0, 1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 K

* - Relief pitcher.

 

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