Chris Owings (finger) not on Diamondbacks' roster for NL Wild Card Game

Starting pitcher Jon Gray #55 the Colorado Rockies pitches during the bottom of the first inning of the National League Wild Card game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix.

On the mound for Colorado will be Jon Gray (10-4, 3.67 ERA), while Arizona turns to Zack Greinke (17-7, 3.20).

In addition to the game's starter Zack Greinke, left-hander Robbie Ray, a 15-game victor, will be in the Arizona bullpen along with fellow starters lefty Patrick Corbin and right-hander Zack Godley.

With the National League Wild Card game between the Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks set for tonight at 6:08 p.m. (Denver time), I asked five questions to Joe Jacquez of Venom Strikes, Arizona's FanSided site.

ROCKIES Under new Manager Bud Black, the surprising Rockies (87-75) got off to a fast start and hung on down the stretch to take the second NL wild card.

Arizona and Colorado are obviously divisional foes - the D-backs took the season series 11-8, outscoring the Rox by 31 runs - so these are opponents pretty familiar with each other and that should make for an entertaining game. The victor will face another NL West club, the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

But then A.J. Pollock knocked in two runs with Arizona's fourth triple, this one off closer Greg Holland, as the Diamondbacks scored three times in their half of the eighth to finally put away a wild game. The only NL team with a lower bullpen ERA than the D-backs was the Dodgers. Gray has quickly, and unquestionably, become the Rockies' best starting pitcher, but don't call him an "ace" - not yet, at least.

Red Sox lefty Chris Sale makes his first postseason appearance when he starts against Astros righty Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Minute Maid Park. They were 9-10 against Colorado and 8-11 against Arizona.

I made one mistake, if I remember right.

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He failed to pounce Saturday, shooting even par after holding a share of the 36-hole lead to fall 5 back of Casey . The American carded a two-under 68 to finish 12 under par and win by one shot from Thomas who finished with a 66.

Chase Field is hardly unfriendly as far as triples go.

The Giants, many experts said late in spring training, would be a playoff team in 2017, and the Rockies and Diamondbacks would not.

All in all it looks like the consensus amongst Dodger fans is that they'd rather face the Rockies, so go Colorado?

Unfortunately for Neshek, he wasn't able to corral Greinke's John Hancock at the All-Star Game, even though players often spend a decent chunk of time signing throughout the two-day Midsummer Classic events. In fact, Gray has the potential to be the Rockies version of 2014 Madison Bumgarner, who carried the Giants on his back to a World Series championship. Sonny Gray will start the opener for NY.

If you do not have access to a cable log-in, you can watch the National League wildcard game through Sling TV, using a free one-week trial.

Both teams field powerful lineups capable of putting up crooked numbers, even against the best of competition. The game will be aired on TBS beginning at 6 p.m. (Colorado time).

"These games are what you work hard for", Gonzalez said. Arenado hit 18 home runs on the road this season and 19 at home.

Goldschmidt got things started with a three-run home run in the first, while Descalso connected on a two-run home run in the third inning to stake the D-backs to a 6-0 lead, knocking out Rockies starter Jon Gray (0-1) in the process. The Diamondbacks, in a win-or-go-home game, used Ray for the fifth and sixth innings, and part of the seventh inning.


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