October 01, 2007

Mile High

Congratulation to the Colorado Rockies, who won a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the San Diego Padres in thirteen innings tonight to win the wild-card playoff spot in the National League.

It was a tremendously exciting game, not well played defensively by either team, but absolutely riveting for the nail-biting closeness of the match and the explosive finish, which saw San Diego score on a two-run homer by Scott Hairston in the top of the thirteenth before Colorado, facing Trevor Hoffman in the bottom half of the inning, answered with a double, another double, a triple, and a sacrifice fly to win the game.

Replays showed pretty clearly that Matt Halliday, sliding home with the deciding run, never touched home plate. But, when the umpire signals safe there's not a whole lot that can be done by anybody, except rue the day forever in San Diego. It's over, it's in the books, the dagger sunk deep in the heart of Padres and their fans.

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