Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Key hit in playoff helps Smith make Rockies' roster
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
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.