Phillies 2, Rockies 3 in the top of the 6th…

Over cross town, the first game of the 2007 postseason is in the 6th inning and the Colorado Rockies led the NL East champion Fightin’ Phils, 3-2. Only ten minutes ago, the Phillies’ looked dead, sluggish, borish, dull and labored. Jeff Francis, the snot-nosed punk pitcher for the Rockies’ struck out the first four Phillies he faced Meanwhile, the Mighty Cole struggled out of the gate before ‘losing his energy” and having a typical strong set of middle innings…

Then…

Big Grande’s mancrush, Aaron Rowand hit a homer to right…and then Burns’ mancrush, Pat Burrell, hit a homer to left…and then no one’s mancrush, Wes Helms, popped out to center…

But the damage was done, said announcer Don Orsillo.

3-2…top of the sixth…moving shadows across the outfield…

A couple things of note:
1.) The Force That is Chase has struck out twice now, swinging the bat like he either just got out of bed or got attacked by a stray dog. I wonder if an Utley slump through the first half of the postseason will be a possible story line as this continues, a la Johnny Damon for the Red Sox in 2004.
2.) TBS needs better spell checkers, unless all season the Phillies were mispelling the names of “Carlos Ruis” and “West Helms.”
2a.) Why in the name of God is Helms starting??? I didn’t even know he was on the team anymore. As far I thought, our third basemen were Dobbserman and ANew. I thought OverWhelms was long gone and now here he is starting in the first playoff game. Just when I start to think Charlie Manuel knows what he’s doing…
3.) These announcers are killing me. And David Aldridge as the sideline reporter? Are you kidding me? First, I thought he was a basketball guy and Second, was every possible female and then qualified male sideline reporter unavailable? I would rather have Uncle Miltie Street or Rick the Rock Santorum up there than…no. No, that is completely not true. My mistake.
4.) I am growing increasingly concerned that it will be the Red Sox and the Phillies in the World Series. It was my first thought this morning and my most recent thought two seconds ago. I’m a mess.
5.) Check out the “Into the Wild” soundtrack, featuring songs by Eddie Vedder. You know it’s what Jayson Werth was listening to earlier. You know it!

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