“After today, I think pretty much I’ve seen everything,” first-year Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “This was an incredible game.”
PHOENIX | The Arizona Diamondbacks have put four of their five starting pitchers on the roster for Wednesday night’s National League wild-card game against the Colorado Rockies.
PHOENIX | The Diamondbacks and Rockies share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season. They know each other very well. Now comes game No. 20 on Wednesday night, the biggest one of them all, an NL wild-card matchup with Arizona’s Zack Greinke facing Colorado’s young Jon Gray.
A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday.
A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Phoenix, 8:08 p.m. (TBS). ___ Season Series: Arizona won 11-8. ___ Projected Lineups: Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon (.331, NL batting champ, 37 HRs, 104 RBIs, 14 triples, 14 SBs), 2B DJ LeMahieu (.310, 8, 64), 3B […]
A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.
DENVER | Rest assured, Carlos Gonzalez is a different player since August. Turns out, the Colorado Rockies ‘ charismatic outfielder just needed a good night’s sleep. Struggling at the plate early in the season, Gonzalez tossed and turned each night before finally visiting a sleep specialist about two months ago. Now, it’s his bat that’s awake as he and the Rockies are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2009. This is better than a dream, too, for the only holdover player from that ’09 squad.
DENVER | Even for a storied franchise like the Los Angeles Dodgers, this was a season for the ages. Already forgotten. Corey Seager had three hits to break out of a funk and the Dodgers head into the postseason with a World Series-or-bust mentality, holding off the playoff-bound Colorado Rockies 6-3 in the regular-season finale Sunday.
DENVER | The Colorado Rockies weren’t wet enough after spraying bubbly and beer all over each other. So, they took the celebration outside — to the pond located behind the center-field wall. Just having a lot of fun after clinching their first postseason spot since 2009.