Rockies clinch Wild Card berth, will face D-backs on Wednesday
On Saturday afternoon the Arizona Diamondbacks announced they are going to put Zack Greinke on the bump for the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday.
Later on Saturday, the D-backs learned who Greinke will face for the one-game playoff round.
Courtesy of a Milwaukee Brewers’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6, the Colorado Rockies clinched the second and final NL Wild Card spot.
The D-backs will host the Rockies at Chase Field Wednesday, with first pitch slated for 5:08 p.m.
The game sold out tickets in less than two hours Monday after going on sale at 9 a.m. It will be the D-backs’ first playoff game since 2011.
The Diamondbacks finished 11-8 against the Rockies this season, winning seven of their last nine meetings.
At home, Arizona finished .500 (5-5) against the Rockies, outscoring them 43-32.
With Greinke on the mound, the D-backs are in great shape. He finished the season 17-7 with a 3.20 ERA and 215 strikeouts, including a 13-1 record at Chase Field. As a team, the D-backs went 15-3 at home when Greinke took the mound.
Two of the three losses, however, were against Colorado.