clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NL Wild Card Game Thread: Diamondbacks v. Rockies

Greinke is seeking the postseason success he wanted out of Kansas City for

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Greinke has occupied more column inches on Royals Review over the last week than he has since he left Kansas City back in 2010.

Tonight, he will be taking the mound for the Diamondbacks in his first postseason start since 2015 against a Rockies franchise looking for their first postseason win since 2009.

Greinke has been a force in his post-Milwaukee postseason career, giving up just 11 runs over his last six starts, spanning 41.2 innings. That's good for a 2.38 ERA for those counting at home. In his three postseason starts with the Brewers back in 2011, Greinke was tagged with a 6.69 ERA.

It is also worth noting that Greinke enters the night with two fewer pennants and one fewer World Series championship than the Royals since his exit in 2010.

He will be opposed by sophomore starter Jon Gray, who despite only starting in 20 games, is coming off a career year after struggling during his 2016 rookie season.

Gray led the Rockies in ERA (3.67) and ERA+ (136) while also finishing just a half win behind Kyle Freeland for the starting rotation's highest WAR (3.4 to 2.9). Unlike Greinke, Gray will be making his first career postseason tonight and he will have to do it on the road at Chase Field.

Jose Marinez is one guy to keep your eye on tonight, as he has hit literally anything that has been thrown at him since he was traded to the Diamondbacks. Since being acquired by Arizona on July 18, he has slashed .302/.366/.741(!!) for an OPS of 1.107. During that stretch, 29 of his 70 hits have went over the fence and he has driven in more runs (65) than games played (62).

Here are the rosters for tonight's NL Wild Card game

And finaly, here are your lineups for tonight's contest.