The Washington Times - October 7, 2009, 12:52PM

Hello from Philadelphia, where I’m covering the first two games of the National League Division Series between the Phillies and the Rockies. We’ll be on a bit of a whirlwind tour of the playoffs in the first round—I’ll be leaving from here for my hometown of Minneapolis, where everybody’s favorite comeback kids, the Minnesota Twins, continue their ALDS series with the New York Yankees this weekend. How ‘bout that game last night? Even if you didn’t have a rooting interest in it, it was postseason baseball at its riveting best.

Anyway, Mark and I will be posting updates from the playoffs here, in addition to any Nats news that crops up along the way. So if you’re interested in what we have to say about the postseason, you’re in the right place.


Here are the lineups for the Rockies-Phillies game, which is scheduled to start at 2:37:


Fowler CF

Gonzalez LF

Helton 1B

Tulowitzki SS

Atkins 3B

Torrealba C

Hawpe RF

Barmes 2B

Jimenez P



Rollins SS

Victorino CF

Utley 2B

Howard 1B

Werth RF

Ibanez LF

Feliz 3B

Ruiz C

Lee p