The Rockies will start Jon Gray tonight, who posted a 10-4 record with a 3.67 ERA in 20 games for the Rockies in 2017.
It all comes down to one game between two powerhouse hitting clubs in both the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“These games are what you work hard for”, Gonzalez said. You’ll need to log-in with your cable or satellite info to access this content. In order to really get a better feel for who the fans would prefer, we took to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and asked the same question: Rockies or Diamondbacks?
The Watch TBS app is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store. Colorado finished a game ahead of upstart Milwaukee, clinching baseball’s final playoff spot on the next-to-last day of the regular season when the Brewers blew a six-run lead in a 7-6 loss at St. Louis.
“That’s just kind of who I am”, he said. Manager Torey Lovullo made the right decision to pull him after four innings. I’ve seen him add to that belief and that trust in himself.
Colorado starter Jon Gray (0-1) lasted only 1-1/3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. If our boys go out there and play the Dodger Baseball that we grew accustomed to this season, ain’t nobody beating us. I was like, man, this is a bad situation, but I made good pitches going into it. Lovullo, however, said he wouldn’t hesitate to use Ray for an inning or two in the wild-card game if needed.
WILD ATMOSPHERE: Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez relishes the idea of playing in the energized atmosphere of the winner-take-all contest, but said the players can’t get too caught up in the scene. Both are in their first years on the job and hope to end the playoff droughts their teams have been experiencing for over half a decade. The 25-year old Gray has been dominant at Chase field, beating the Diamondbacks twice in his two starts. He went 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five starts against the Rockies this season. At least, not for the biggest game of Gray’s young career; not that he sounds nervous about it. If Greinke prefers Mathis to catch when he starts, then stick with that, although I would predict Greinke matches up against Yu Darvish in Game 3. This should be a competitive game, but the homefield advantage is huge here as the Rockies are not quite the same team away from Coors Field. “I don’t think it’s going to be a tight game for me”. Blackmon hit.331 with 37 home runs, 104 runs batted in and 137 runs scored while Arrenado batted.307 with 37 long balls, 130 RBI’s and 100 runs scored.
After the Rockies narrowed the deficit to 6-5, Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley responded with a stunning, gap-splitting triple that plated two runs and gave Arizona some crucial cushion in the bottom of the seventh.