Hey fam. I fell asleep in the middle of the night and missed a lot of the action on Twitter (because I don’t have any of the channels that actually show baseball games – Twitter and the radio is where I get all of my baseball stuff). It’s midnight and I haven’t eaten since noon, so forgive me if I’m wacky right now.
In case you live under a rock, the NL Wild Card featured two NL West underdogs – the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. Astute readers of this blog know that I have been high on both teams for most of the season – the Rox and the Gritty Snakes have been revelations this year, and both have a lot of guts to go along with excellent role players and underrated stars like Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt. (And contrary to Old Gator’s belief, I am not anti-purple dino, but I’m just stating an unalienable fact that Dinger is a boring mascot.)
My beloved weirdo Zack Greinke started for the Snakes, while Jon Gray got the nod for Colorado. It started out wild, and kept getting wilder. While I was asleep, Ketel “50 Boogie Down Hits by the Original Artists” Marte did his thing.
I basically woke up in time to see that Archie Bradley, a relief pitcher, hit a triple, then immediately gave up back to back homers. Yes, a triple. Everyone hit triples in this game. You get a triple, and you get a triple!
For a little bit, it seemed that no one wanted to win this game, or conversely, that they wanted to win way too much. But then Arizona, by way of AJ Pollock, put the dagger into the heart of Dinger.
FINAL SCORE – Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 11
Arizona will face the Los Angeles Dodgers next. Discuss what I missed in the comments!