On October 4, 2017 — 2017 – The Diamondbacks outlast the Rockies, 11 – 8 in an appropriately wild National League Wild Card Game. Arizona is up 3 – 0 on a homer by Paul Goldschmidt before Rockies starter Jon Gray has recorded an out, and adds a run in the 2nd and a two-run homer by Daniel Descalso in the 3rd to make it 6 – 0. However, Colorado chases Zack Greinke with 4 runs in the 4th and closes to within one run before pitcher Archie Bradley stuns everyone with a two-out, two-run triple off Pat Neshek in bottom of the 7th. But, undaunted, the Rockies strike back, with back-to-back homers by Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story off Bradley in the 8th to move back within one run before Arizona adds three more runs in the bottom of the inning. Colorado manages one last run off closer Fernando Rodney in the 9th, but it’s not enough to change the final result.

 


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