Who wins the NL Wild Card: Colorado Rockies or Arizona Diamondbacks? | The Tylt
Playoff baseball is on the horizon, and the National League starts off with a bang. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have battled each other as division rivals, but now both teams’ title hopes ride on this one game. The Rockies had an up-and-down season, but are coming into the postseason confident. The Arizona Diamondbacks are at home and have powerful bats that can cause damage. Who do you got? ⚾
Who wins the NL Wild Card: Colorado Rockies or Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Colorado Rockies don't have the pitching depth you like to see in the playoffs, but they won't need it with Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon swinging hot bats.
Arenado has a .421 batting average with two home runs in his last six games. Blackmon is even hotter, batting .462 with an on-base percentage of .548 with nine RBIs. With staff ace, Jon Gray taking the mound for the Rockies, the Rockies will have no trouble advancing to the divisional round.
Whatever Colorado can do, Arizona does better. The Diamondbacks have some of the most dangerous middle-lineup hitters in the game. MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and J.D. Martinez have been giving pitchers fits the entire season, and will be successful in the Wild Card round. Arizona has the bats to win, but it also has the pitching. Resurgent Zack Greinke takes the mound, tasked with stopping a hot Rockies team.
In the thick air of Phoenix, the Rockies won't be able to handle the tough Diamondbacks.