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-- At .402, Todd Helton’s batting average is the highest among all players vs. the Phillies since the franchise began in 1883, according to the Colorado pregame notes. During his career, Helton has hit .402 (96-for-239) with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs against the Phils, hitting safely in 57 of 68 games.
-- Mark Redman (2-1, 4.60 ERA) may be a mediocre commodity, but the Phillies lineup hasn’t had a whole lot of success against him. Pat Burrell is the only Phillies' hitter who's taken him deep, but overall he’s just 4-for19 against Redman. Ryan Howard is 0-for-5. Pedro Feliz is 1-for-12. Geoff Jenkins is 3-for-19 with eight strikeouts. Nevertheless, the Phils faced Redman once last season – when he was with Atlanta – and he was downright awful. The Braves released him soon after.
-- The Phillies were 3-4 against the Rockies in regular-season play and obviously 0-3 in the playoffs. Kyle Kendrick was part of a very ugly 12-0 loss last season in which he was knocked out of the game early after taking a line drive off the knee. With Kendrick down, it was arguably the lowest point of the season for the Phils, looking as though the season was lost. Then the Mets started losing.