09/30/07 8:38 PM ET
Exuberant Phillies ready for all comers
NL East champs don't know next foe, but will be prepared
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Philadelphia went 3-4 against Colorado this season, and 4-3 against San Diego.
National League Division Series schedule
|Wed., Oct. 3||10 p.m.||Chase Field||TBS|
|Thu., Oct. 4||10 p.m.||Chase Field||TBS|
|Sat. Oct. 6||6 p.m.||Wrigley Field||TBS|
|*Sun. Oct. 7||1 p.m.||Wrigley Field||TNT|
|*Tue. Oct. 9||10 p.m.||Chase Field||TBS|
|Wed., Oct. 3||3 p.m.||Citizens Bank Park||TBS|
|Thu., Oct. 4||3 p.m.||Citizens Bank Park||TBS|
|Sat. Oct. 6||9:30 p.m.||Coors Field||TBS|
|*Sun. Oct. 7||10 p.m.||Coors Field||TBS|
|*Tue. Oct. 9||6:30 p.m.||Citizens Bank Park||TBS|
|* If necessary. All times ET.|
The Rockies are the hotter of the teams, roaring to a 13-1 record to finish the season, while the Padres have gone a more pedestrian 8-6 over that same stretch. The Phillies are hot too, compiling a 13-3 mark since Sept. 12 to overtake the Mets for the NL East title.Either way, the Phillies are fine with the fact that Cole Hamels will be rested for a Game 1 showdown against either team. "I'm looking forward to it," Hamels said.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.