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NL Wild-Card: DBacks Host Rockies, Winner Advances

2017 NL Wild-Card game

NL Wild-Card Game How Two Familiar Foes

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet on Wednesday at Chase Field in the NL Wild-Card game. These two teams are about as close as teams can get. First pitch is set for 8:05 pm EST. The game is going to be televised by TBS.

They share a spring training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their clubhouses are separated by a couple of concrete walls and about 400 feet of stadium grass. They opened spring training against each other this year and met 19 times in the regular season.

All of that just to get to this Winner-Take-All NL Wild-Card game. The winner will advance to take on their division rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Arizona won 11 of the 19 meetings this season. They are on a bit of a roll. The team has won nine of the past 13 head-to-head matchups. The Diamondbacks outscored the Rockies 101-69 in the regular season.

Oddsmakers opened the Diamondbacks as -163-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game’s total opened at 9. The line is now up to Arizona -178-moneyline favorite and the total has slid down to 8.5.

Rockies Hope to Solve DBacks Pitching in NL Wild-Card

The Rockies will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jon Gray in this game. Gray has a 10-4 record and a 3.67 ERA this season.

Gray beat the D-backs twice in three starts this year. Both games were at Chase Field. He struck out a season-high 10 in each turn in Arizona. Gray is 2-2 with a 4.75 ERA in five career starts versus the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies led the NL with 824 runs this year. They feature a pair of MVP candidates as well. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado have had great seasons. Blackmon set a major league record with 103 RBIs from the leadoff spot. Arenado had his third straight 130-plus-RBI season. Each had 37 homers.

D-Backs Look to Continue Dominance Over Rockies

Starting this game for the Diamondbacks will be Zack Greinke. The right hander has a 3.20 ERA to go along with a 17-7 record this season.

 

Greinke beat the Rockies in Arizona and at Coors Field this season. He was 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five starts this season. Four of them were quality starts. The other was two outs short of it. He is 9-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 25 career games versus Colorado.

Arizona scored 12 fewer runs this year, but finished third in the NL in team ERA. The D-Backs ERA was 3.66. They improved by nearly a run and a half over the worst ERA in the majors last season, 5.09. The D-backs have their own MVP candidate in first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. He rang up 36 homers and 120 RBIs this season.

Arizona right fielder J.D. Martinez could be the best trade-deadline acquisition in many years. He blew up for 29 homers and 65 RBIs in 62 games after begin acquired from the Detroit Tigers. Martinez had 16 homers in September. That tied Ralph Kiner’s NL record for the month.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Colorado 87-75 $1,390.00 28-20 59-55 51-40 36-35 65-91-6 0.42
Arizona 93-69 $1,475.00 25-17 68-52 61-41 32-28 73-81-8 0.94
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Jon Gray (10-4) ERA: 3.67
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 27, 2017 MIA W 15-9 O 6 $49.00
Sep 22, 2017 SD W 4-1 U 6 $70.00
Sep 17, 2017 SD L 3-4 U 5 -$100.00

Z Greinke (17-7) ERA: 3.20

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 29, 2017 KC L 1-2 U 4 -$100.00
Sep 22, 2017 MIA W 13-11 O 4 $46.00
Sep 16, 2017 SF W 2-0 U 8 $71.00
Bullpen
Colorado’s relievers have pitched 11 innings in the last 3 games.
Arizona’s relievers have pitched 14.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Colorado Rockies – Jon Gray

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 12, 2017 4-2 COL 7 7 2 2 0 10 Win
Sep 2, 2017 6-2 ARI 5 5 3 3 3 6 Loss
Jun 30, 2017 6-3 COL 6 7 2 2 1 10 Win
Sep 4, 2016 8-5 ARI 7 7 5 5 1 3 Loss
Sep 2, 2015 9-4 COL 5.1 10 4 4 2 1 No Decision

Arizona Diamondbacks – Z Greinke

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 11, 2017 5-4 COL 7 5 2 2 0 6 No Decision
Jul 1, 2017 6-2 ARI 7 3 2 2 0 8 Win
Jun 20, 2017 4-3 COL 7.1 9 4 4 0 7 Loss
May 5, 2017 6-3 ARI 7 6 2 2 0 7 Win
Apr 29, 2017 7-6 COL 6 7 3 3 2 9 No Decision

NL Wild-Card Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.09 3 4.07 3
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.15 25 4.27 11
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.01 8 4.67 14
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.64 2 4.22 8

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Sep 14, 2017 COL 0 ARI 7 -171 9.5 U Chad Bettis (R) Zack Godley (R) 5 9 1 5 9 8
Sep 13, 2017 COL 2 ARI 8 -137 9.5 O German Marquez (R) Patrick Corbin (L) 6 16 2 2 8 5
Sep 12, 2017 COL 4 ARI 2 -121 9 U Jon Gray (R) Taijuan Walker (R) 7 8 5 0 8 10
Sep 11, 2017 COL 5 ARI 4 -190 9 P Kyle Freeland (L) Zack Greinke (R) 8 7 1 6 10 5
Sep 3, 2017 ARI 5 COL 1 -131 10.5 U Zack Godley (R) German Marquez (R) 9 5 0 6 11 12
Sep 2, 2017 ARI 6 COL 2 -130 11.5 U Patrick Corbin (L) Jon Gray (R) 8 4 6 4 10 6
Sep 1, 2017 ARI 9 COL 5 -108 12.5 O Taijuan Walker (R) Kyle Freeland (L) 10 8 7 8 9 12
Jul 2, 2017 COL 3 ARI 4 -115 9.5 U German Marquez (R) Taijuan Walker (R) 10 8 1 3 9 8
Jul 1, 2017 COL 2 ARI 6 -171 8.5 U Tyler Chatwood (R) Zack Greinke (R) 6 8 0 4 10 6
Jun 30, 2017 COL 6 ARI 3 -150 9 P Jon Gray (R) Robbie Ray (L) 8 9 5 2 10 12

NL Wild-Card Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Colorado Rockies
record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 87-75 46-35 41-40 51-38 39-37 65-91-6 28-20 59-55
Last 10 5-5 3-3 2-2 4-3 1-2 2-8 2-2 3-3
vs Div 42-34 23-15 19-19 22-17 21-17 31-43-2 20-13 22-21
vs AL 10-10 5-5 5-5 5-5 7-5 5-13-2 2-4 8-6
vs NL 77-65 41-30 36-35 46-33 32-32 60-78-4 26-16 51-49

Arizona Diamondbacks

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 93-69 52-29 41-40 61-36 36-31 73-81-8 25-17 68-52
Last 10 6-4 4-2 2-2 6-3 0-1 6-4 3-1 3-3
vs Div 45-31 26-13 19-18 27-18 20-13 37-37-2 16-13 29-18
vs AL 12-8 8-2 4-6 8-3 5-5 9-10-1 3-0 9-8
vs NL 81-61 44-27 37-34 53-33 31-26 64-71-7 22-17 59-44
Team Last 5 Games

Colorado Rockies

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 1, 2017 LA 3-6 L 140 11 Kyle Freeland 3 Ross Stripling H
Sep 30, 2017 LA 3-5 L 194 9 German Marquez 6 C Kershaw H
Sep 29, 2017 LA 9-1 W 137 11.5 C Bettis 7 H Ryu H
Sep 27, 2017 MIA 15-9 W -204 11.5 Jon Gray 6 Adam Conley H
Sep 26, 2017 MIA 6-0 W -159 11 Tyler Anderson 7 J Urena H

Arizona Diamondbacks

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 1, 2017 KC 14-2 W -125 9 Robbie Ray 1.2 J Vargas A
Sep 30, 2017 KC 3-4 L 108 9 T Walker 5 Jake Junis A
Sep 29, 2017 KC 1-2 L -153 9 Z Greinke 4 I Kennedy A
Sep 27, 2017 SF 4-3 W -135 10 Braden Shipley 3.1 J Samardzija H
Sep 26, 2017 SF 11-4 W -240 9.5 Robbie Ray 5 M Moore H

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